Atty. Ricardo Cabling, President of Social Housing Finance Corporation, called for unity in his speech during the opening of the Community Mortgage Program’s (CMP) 30th anniversary celebrations at BDO Plaza in Makati on August 1. Speaking before employees, guests, and partners, he urged that everyone at SHFC should be together in advancing the corporation’s goals of fulfilling the dreams of low-income families to have their own homes.
“The challenge of SHFC is so much that we feel the burden is placed on our backs to carry on for the years to come,” Atty. Cabling said. “We’ve made it from Day 1 to 30 years, and I see the reason why all of us are here united because we realized the challenge and together we can face it.”
For the past three decades, CMP has helped more than 300,000 families through over 14 billion pesos worth of loan assistance, a fitting testament to this year’s theme: “Tatlong dekadang nagtataguyod ng maunlad na komunidad.”
Having been in position for only a year, Atty. Cabling deflected the praise when complimented of SHFC’s successes for the past three decades. “All of you deserve this honor. Thank you and congratulations to everyone,” he said. “And now that I’m with you, let us be together in pursuing our mission of assisting underprivileged communities by providing safe and affordable housing solutions.”
Atty. Cabling: “Patuloy po tayong magtulungan para mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang ating kapwa.”
To look back at the history and celebrate the achievements of CMP, a photo exhibit highlighting the milestones of the program since it was launched in 1998 was unveiled at the SHFC multi-purpose hall. Each of the 10 pictures reflect the contributions of SHFC and CMP in housing the poor.
Also part of the program was the awarding of certificates of appreciation to our partners such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and certificates of recognition to the local governments of Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasig, and Quezon City. Certificates of accreditation were also given to mobilizers, such as Lupang Kalinga, Kalinga para sa Pag-unlad, Helping One People Empowerment and Bamboo Promotion Movement, and builders namely Khatib Construction and Design Consultancy, Marcons Builders, DUBC Constructions Corporation, and Vicente T. Lao Construction.
The photo exhibit is open to the public and will run until August 31.
Representatives from mobilizers and builders during their pledge of accreditation
SHFC is the lead agency assisting underprivileged communities to secure land tenure through shelter financing and development solutions by Building Adequate Livable Affordable and Inclusive (BALAI) Filipino communities. For more info, call (+632) 750-6337 or visit www.facebook.com/shfcph.