SHDA celebrates 54 years of housing leadership

By Francis Allan L. Angelo

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), the Philippines’ largest housing and urban developers’ association, celebrated its 54th anniversary at the Marquis Events Place in Bonifacio Global City.

With over 350 members from eight regional chapters and more than 30 affiliate members, SHDA reaffirmed its vision and mission during the celebration. The event brought together past and present SHDA officers who have played crucial roles in shaping the association.

“Let us continue to work together, innovate, and strive for excellence in all that we do. Hand in hand with government agencies and private sector organizations, I am confident that with our collective efforts, we can overcome any obstacle and seize new opportunities. The future holds immense potential, and SHDA commits to continue to be a catalyst of positive change for the housing industry,” said SHDA National Chairman, Arch. Leonardo Dayao Jr.

Key figures from the real estate sector attended the event, including Pag-IBIG Senior Vice President Jong Sta. Teresa, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Undersecretary Mario Mallari, and BOI Director Annie Raganit.

Congressman Francisco “Kiko” Benitez, Chairperson of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, was represented by Galo Glino.

Also present were PIDS Vice President Dr. Marife Ballesteros and Department of Agrarian Reform Assistant Secretary Vinci Beltran.

Pag-IBIG CEO Marilene Acosta, represented by Pag-IBIG Home Lending Operations Cluster DCEO Benjamin R. Felix Jr., emphasized the importance of collaboration in achieving housing goals and praised SHDA for its dedication to the industry.

SHDA National President Atty. Joy Manaog highlighted SHDA’s role in providing affordable, resilient, livable homes to Filipinos.

“Our work is far from done and the journey ahead may be challenging, but with optimism and determination, we can achieve great things. Together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future for all Filipinos,” Manaog said.

The event also honored Michael Gali with the SHDA Employee Loyalty Award for his 25 years of service, showcasing the dedication and loyalty of individuals contributing to SHDA’s success.

With continued support from industry leaders, government partners, and stakeholders, SHDA aims to lead initiatives that will shape the housing landscape in the Philippines for generations to come.

The event was sponsored by UWI Homes, BDO Unibank Inc., Amaia Land, Avida Land, Landbank of the Philippines, Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF), SM Development Corporation, Phinma Construction Materials Group, Steeltech Colored Roofing, RK Premier Corp., Bel Air Villas by Convergence Realty and Devt. Corp., Boysen Paint Phils., Chinabank, and Matchmo.


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