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Albee Benitez: 57% of Filipinos don’t own a house

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Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Albee Benitez on April 28 said 57% of Filipinos do not have their own house.

The Negros Occidental politiko said the Philippines is made up primarily of a population of renters.

“57% of our workforce those and population could not afford a decent and affordable house,” Benitez said.

He also said he will again push for the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development once session resumes later this month.

“We’ve been pushing for it. I was a very… yung sa proponent nito dapat sana naming sa lower house third and final reading we had transmitted it to the Senate. Now we heard was when we went before the break bago kami nag-recess siyempre we heard it and somebody is already defending the bill sa plenary,” he said.