February 6, 2023
USHERING IN HOUSING SUMMIT — Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association Baguio-Benguet president Fernando Tiong, councilors Fred Bagbagen and Leandro Yangot Jr. led the beating of the gongs to usher in the opening ceremonies of the four-day 2022 Cordillera Housing Summit in Baguio recently. The Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development in partnership with CREBA Baguio-Benguet chapter and other real estate associations organized the summit in line with the observance of the National Shelter Month this October. — Redjie Cawis

Thirty-one marginalized families from Benguet benefited from the P1 million raised by stakeholders in the land and housing development during a summit they held in Baguio City recently.
The beneficiaries from Benguet were among the 52 families who were included in the raffle sponsored by the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association (Creba), which was held as part of the 2022 Housing Summit.
The families received various amounts, which they will use primarily for the repair of their houses.
Of the 31 beneficiaries from Benguet, one family received P50,000; 10 families received P25,000; and 20 other families received P10,000.
The Housing Summit gathered 26 firms, associations, entities, and individuals who staged exhibits from Oct. 18 to 21 at the Newtown Plaza Hotel along Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.
The exhibitors are the key players in the housing and real estate sector, developers and owners, associations, allied industries, and artists who showcased the latest in housing and real estate developments in the Cordillera, La Union, and Pangasinan geared towards the establishment of progressive human settlements and urban development.
The summit was jointly organized by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development-Cordillera headed by Engr. Maria O. Amoroso and Creba-Baguio Benguet led by Fernando Tiong in partnership with the Real Estate Brokers of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards, and National Real Estate Association. – Jane B. Cadalig