2019 Press Release

  • (Posted: October 08, 2019)

    Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario of HUDCC (now DHSUD) visits construction sites of NHA temporary shelters in barangays Rorogagus and Dulay for Marawi IDPs. Joining him were TFBM Field Office manager Asec Felix Castro, Director Roderick Ibanez of NHA and Mayor Majul Gandamra.

    UN-Habitat, TFBM roll out Marawi housing project

    (Posted: October 07, 2019)

    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) broke ground a permanent housing project in Barangay Kilala on Monday.

    Around 500 families from the most affected area of Marawi City will receive permanent shelter units from the UN-Habitat as part of the agency’s Japan-funded Rebuilding Marawi through Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood Project. These housing units will be built on a 39-hectare land acquired and developed by the National Housing Authority (NHA).

    Each shelter unit, which will stand on a 90-square-meter lot, will be a concrete, single attached, one-story structure with a total floor area of 46 square meters. It will include a toilet and a kitchen, as well as an electrical and plumbing system.

    Bernhard Barth, UN-Habitat’s Human Settlements Officer of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, underscored the importance of the event in the recovery of the IDPs, stressing that the groundbreaking “marks a very important phase in our contribution to achieving durable solutions for Marawi’s displaced population. We are grateful to NHA for granting this patch of land, where in a few months, we will see a new community breathe with life.”

    The project is in line with government efforts to fast-tracking Marawi’s rehabilitation, which according to Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo D. Del Rosario remains on track for completion by December 2021.

    Del Rosario, who is also TFBM chairperson, had repeatedly expressed confidence on meeting the deadline in rebuilding Marawi in coordination with the 56 member agencies of TFBM.

    The beneficiaries of the shelter units to be built in the NHA’s Pamayanding sa Ranaw Residences at Dansalan are among those who can no longer rebuild their homes along the six-meter easement along Agus River, as well as the reclaimed area in front of Lake Lanao.

    Skilled IDPs have been initially identified and will be employed in the construction of the permanent shelters through a cash-for-work modality under the livelihood component of the UN-Habitat project.

    The house construction will commence in the first week of October and will be completed by November 2019.

    The Rebuilding Marawi Project has adopted a community-based approach dubbed as the People’s Process that places the community at the center of their recovery process.

    “At the heart of this Project is our partner communities who actively engage with other communities and stakeholders in the rehabilitation work. We believe that people have the inherent capabilities to cope with extreme difficulties once their potential are harnessed. The Project is designed that way to support the rebuilding of their lives and their physical assets,” Barth said.

     “Senator Bato dela Rosa commends Task Force Bangon Marawi efforts”

    (Posted: September 30, 2019)

    PASAY CITY — Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa commends the efforts being done by Task Force Bangon Marawi as he listens to the reports and updates of the rehabilitation and recovery efforts of the government headed by Secretary Eduardo del Rosario with 56 member agencies. 
    **Photos taken during the Special Committee on Marawi organizational meeting in the Senate. (Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, USec Fel Budiongan and Sen. Bato dela Rosa)

    TFBM updates senate on Marawi rehab

    (Posted: September 30, 2019)

    Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (former HUDCC) Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario takes part in the Senate's Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation organizational meeting and briefing with committee chairman Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa.

    Del Rosario, who is also Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chief, gave updates on government-led efforts aimed at fast-tracking Marawi's rebuilding process. He likewise reiterated the government's goal of bringing Marawi back to normalcy by December of 2021.

    HUDCC Asec Felix J Castro, TFBM Field Office Manager, meanwhile, made a presentation on TFBM's latest accomplishments in Marawi and discussed other key matters such as the status of IDPs and development in the Most Affected Area.

    Sen. Francis Tolentino was also present at the meeting, which sought to hasten the war-ravaged city's rehabilitation.

    TASK FORCE BANGON MARAWI receives donation from SHDA

    (Posted: September 23, 2019)

    MANDALUYONG CITY - In support to the rehabilitation and recovery efforts of the government, Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, chief of Task Force Bangon Marawi receives a check amounting to P1,100,000.00 from Subdivision and Housing Developers Association during its 28th Annual Developers Convention at Isla Ballroom, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. The said donation is for the construction of Mipaga Madrasa School in Marawi City.

    (Posted: September 23, 2019)

    DHSUD Sec Eduardo del Rosario and Asec Felix Castro Jr gave updates on Task Force Bangon Marawi's (TFBM) latest accomplishments following the Marawi siege during the House of Representatives' briefing on the Committee on Disaster Management.

    DHSUD chief gives key message at SHDA Convention

    (Posted: September 23, 2019)

    MANDALUYONG CITY - Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (former HUDCC) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario delivered a keynote speech at the 28th Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. Convention (SHDA) at the Isla Ballroom, EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, on Monday.

    In his speech, Secretary Del Rosario focused on DHSUD'S upcoming role in the country's housing sector. According to the secretary, the DHSUD is ready to join forces with the SHDA in addressing challenges the housing industry is facing.

    At the event, Del Rosario also explained DHSUD's mandates, including its new policies and roles with regard to national housing-related programs.

    DHSUD is now the government's primary agency for the management of housing, human settlement and urban development. The department is also keen on establishing strategic partnership with the private sector in addressing the country's housing needs by 2030.

    SHDA Convention chairman Raphael Felix, in his opening message, meanwhile, tackled the importance of the housing sector in terms of contribution to the national government. He likewise noted that the SHDA is adamant on providing socialized and affordable housing for Filipinos despite challenges.

    The Convention's theme was "SHDA @ 50: Championing shelter for every Filipino."

    Budget Hearing for DHSUD

    (Posted: September 19, 2019)

    Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (formerly Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council) Secretary Eduardo D. del Rosario took part in the budget hearing led by the House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

    At the hearing, several legislators, including Cagayan De Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez and Buhay Party-list Representative Jose Atienza Jr., took part in the interpellation of DHSUD’s approved budget of Php 6.3 Billion for 2020.

    Northern Samar 1st District Representative Paul Ruiz Daza, who is also the lead sponsor of the housing sector in the Lower House, stressed that the DHSUD will exhaust all means in fulfilling its mandate despite a lack of allotted budget.

    Lawmakers also agreed that DHSUD will need necessary assistance from the national government in carrying out its tasks, primarily providing affordable, decent and socialized housing for underprivileged Filipinos.

    DHSUD, along with its partner agencies, are set to have a series of meetings soon with House speaker Allan Peter Cayetano and other House Representatives for the possibility of a budget augmentation.  

    Secretary Del Rosario on Daily Tribune's Straight Talk

    (Posted: August 05, 2019)

    HUDCC and Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairperson, Sec Eduardo Del Rosario was Daily Tribune's guest on Straight Talk last July 30, 2019. Sec Del Rosario gave an update on the Marawi Rehabilitation and Reconstruction wherein he emphasized that the government is on track of its timeline. Rehabilitation of Marawi City's most affected area will be completed on December 2021. He also talked on the new Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. Sec Del Rosario announced the signing on July 19 of the implementing rules and regulation of Republic Act 11201, the law that created the DHSUD.

    7th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

    (Posted: July 29, 2019)

    Sec Eduardo Del Rosario delivered his Keynote Message at the 7th Asia Pacific Housing Forum Manila with the theme Bahay-Buhay: Housing as a Key to Sustainable Growth held at the New World Hotel, Makati on July 29, 2019. Sec Del Rosario spoke on the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, the recent signing of the IRR and gave update on the Marawi Rehabilitation and Reconstruction.

  • Secretary Del Rosario on Daily Tribune's Straight Talk (Posted: August 05, 2019)
  • 7th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum (Posted: July 29, 2019)