Sungduan: Shelter

Stand-Up for Life

EXPECT more structures to be built for the homeless this year. This is the priority of the new set of officers of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations, Inc. (Creba) Baguio Benguet Chapter.

Creba Baguio Benguet Chapter Council of Leaders Feliza Ronquillo said their aim is to address the pressing concern on the need of shelter for the many homeless in the society.

“The chamber intends to build more homes for the P5.6 million homeless Filipinos,” Ronquillo said.

But building structure is not just their primary concern. Their thrust is also to go vertical and strictly comply with the environment code by building sustainable and environment friendly homes.

“The builders are going into vertical development to accommodate more people and because we lack land in the city of Baguio. Good environment is good in our business and we have to comply with the environment code by promoting green building,” Ronquillo added.

The chamber’s advocacy is in line with the Creba’s five-point agenda for housing which include building long-term and affordable funds for socialized and economic housing and affordable homes for employees in urban areas.

The 2020 Creba Board of Directors and Officers is led by chair and board of director Jane Cosalan with president and BOD Ryan Tablac, VP for External Affairs and BOD Ma. Teresa Santillan, VP for Internal Affairs and BOD Crizel Dino, secretary and BOD Antonio Santillan, treasurer and BOD Barbara Vanessa Calma, assistant treasurer Anita Calabias, auditor and BOD Kevin Garcia, ex-officio BOD Ramon Tagle, and board of directors Fernando Tiong, Ma. Jesusa Villanueva, Joanne David, and Jessie Ambucay.

Completing the officers who will be inducted on March 27 are the Council of Leaders Jane Cosalan, Ernesto Panis, Feliza Ronquillo, Edwin Zamora and Ramon Tagle.

May the dream of the homeless to finally have a permanent and affordable place to live be realized through the help of the concerned group.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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