Robredo eyes speedy processing for housing investors

Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 23 2016 03:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN News

Vice President Leni Robredo, head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), plans to expedite the processing of requirements for potential investors of Socialized Housing Projects.

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Robredo is looking into the possibility of creating a one-stop shop involving concerned agencies within the year, where the number of documentary requirements will be reduced from 27 to nine. 

Their target average length of processing is 15 to 20 days, excluding processing of requirements from National Housing Authority, PAG-IBIG, and other mortgage agencies.

But Robredo is worried that this may not materialize immediately since appointees have to vacate their positions following President Rodrigo Duterte's order.

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"Problema kasi namin ngayon, hindi pa kami makapagbigay ng panahon dahil maraming agencies ang wala pang appointed na tao. Hindi kami maka-proceed kung kulang pa ng tao," she said.

But Robredo remains hopeful that new personnel will be appointed before the end of September so they may already put the plan into action.