2nd Socialized Housing Summit, Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila University March 18-19, 2024

Theme: Bridging Gaps, Building Futures: Innovating Solutions at the 2nd Socialized Housing Summit


Building Safe and Secure Communities is one of the pillars under the Philippine Development Plan 2017- 2022. Two key concerns that the housing sector currently face are the inadequacy of the sector budget allocation and the growing housing backlog. (econgress.gov.ph,2022)

The housing crisis in the Philippines, particularly within the socialized, economic, and low-cost sectors, is a challenge of both national and social dimensions. While the government and some private entities have initiated steps towards bridging the housing gap, the need for a collective and comprehensive strategy is paramount.


The 2nd Socialized Housing Summit aspires to be a catalyst for impactful change, fostering an environment where partnerships among diverse stakeholders are nurtured and actionable and sustainable strategies to address the housing crisis are formulated. By amplifying awareness and facilitating knowledge-sharing about socialized housing, the summit seeks to weave a collaborative network across sectors. The event will spotlight successful models and government programs, enhancing their visibility and inspiring replication or adaptation across varied contexts. Ultimately, the summit aims to fortify collective efforts towards ensuring accessible, sustainable, and dignified housing for every Filipino, bridging gaps through innovation, collaboration, and shared expertise.

1. Showcase Innovative Housing Models
2. Share Government Insights and Programs
3. Engage Private Sector Involvement
4. Navigate through Land Titling and People-Led Housing Initiatives


Day 1: March 18
9-9:30Registration and Coffee
9:30- 10:30Welcome Remarks: Roberto Galang, Dean Ateneo School of Management

Keynote Speaker: Sen. Risa Hontiveros (TBC)

10:30- 12:30Plenary Discussion: A Canvas of Experiences and Innovations

   Ms. Norlie Quesada Corneby, Ateneo Gawad Kalinga

   Mr. Dexter Lo, VP Social Development, Xavier University

   Mr. Vince Rapisura, Co-founder and President, SEDPI Group of Social Enterprises

12:30- 2:00Lunch
2:00- 4:00Plenary Discussion: Governmental Housing Programs – A Closer Look

   Dr. Marife Ballesteros, Vice Resident, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

   Usec. Lyle Filomeo Pasco (TBC), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development

   Atty. Junefe Payot, Executive Vice President, Social Housing Finance Corporation

   Mr. Santiago Ducay, Executive Director, Subdivision and Housing Developers Association

4:00- 4:15Back to plenary, closing. End of Day 1


Day 2, March 19
9-9:30Registration and Coffee 
9:30- 11:30Plenary Discussion: How can Socialized Housing Address SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities? – Challenges and Opportunities

   Hon. Marilene Acosta, Chief Executive Officer, Pag-IBIG Fund 

   Mr.  Panya Boonsirithum, Founder, Citihub 

   Engr. Marcelino Mendoza, Chairman of the Board, Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP), Inc.

12:00 – 1:30Lunch and Networking
1:30 – 3:30Plenary Discussion: Navigating Through Land Titling and People-Led Housing Initiatives 

   Engr. Romeo P. Verzosa, Assistant Director, Land Management Bureau, DENR 

   Mr. Buboy Magahis, Executive Director, Kilos Maralita

   Ms. Luz Yringco, Assistant Secretary, Cooperative Development Authority

   Mr. Kamrul Tarafder, Chief Executive Officer, ASA Philippines

3:30-4:00Closing Remarks and Way Forward

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