Mandaue Planning Office briefs CREBA members about housing project opportunities


The Mandaue City Planning and Development Office (MCPDO) highlighted housing project opportunities for real estate developers during the general membership meeting of the Chamber of Real Estate Builders Association (CREBA) Cebu chapter.



Arch/EnP Marlou Ocleasa, department head of MCPDO, announced that the city has identified several locations in Mandaue City for socialized housing projects, including the barangays of Subangdaku, Guizo, Cambaro, Opao, and Looc.

“For real estate and developers, we want to promote housing sector programs and collaborate with developers and real estate companies,” Arch. Ocleasa stated.

Mandaue City currently faces a housing backlog of approximately 14,000 units and has been chosen as the pilot area for an inclusive green housing micro-finance program targeting low-income families. The city has a socialized housing project in Barangay Tipolo categorized as a green project.


“In our earlier presentation, Building 2 is in collaboration with Cebu Landmaster Inc. This is part of our housing compliance efforts. We are also in ongoing discussions with other developers like Priland Development Corp., Arn Builders, and WT Construction Inc.,” he mentioned in an interview.

Last year, the Mandaue City Council passed an ordinance providing tax incentives for buildings that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize health and environmental impacts.


CREBA-Cebu President Catherine Cusi explained they invited the Mandaue City Planning and Development Office to brief the real estate sector on potential projects.



Ms. Cusi stated that the MCPDO briefing offers a glimpse into the city’s future developments. She emphasized CREBA’s goal of addressing the country’s housing backlog by providing livable, accessible, and decent housing units.

“The housing units should be accessible for families and dwellers,” Ms. Cusi said. “At the same time, they should be self-sufficient and able to afford their housing units without depending on the government.”







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