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Claim your Virtual Love (Pag-ibig) Plus Imee Marcos’ BLISS

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Pag-ibig Senior Vice President, Rio Teves announces the virtual Pag-ibig or love. He said that this is like having the Pag-ibig office on their mobile device. Teves urges all members to go online and claim their Pag-ibig office within their smartphones. They can do many transactions conveniently now in the comfort of their own home.

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Visayas Senior VP Introduces Virtual Pag-ibig
Rio Teves, Pag-ibig senior vice president of the Visayas introduces virtual pag-ibig. Pag-IBIG is an acronym that stands for Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industria at Gobyerno. It harnesses these four sectors of society to provide its members with adequate housing that is as effective a savings scheme.

Progress Under His Watch

The Home Mutual Development Fund (Pag-ibig) Cebu is the top-performing hub in the Philippines. Teves said that Cebu performs much better than last year because of the higher loan takeout. They exceeds their target in 2019 by around 10 percent as of October the year before that. That also reflects the highest ever growth for Cebu, in terms of (housing loan) takeout, he added.

Imee Marcos’ BlISS Proposal

Marcos reiterates her proposal for the government to consider reviving her late father’s BLISS housing project. This was during the late 1970s to provide shelter communities to low-income earners and their families. It has the intention to free up space and resolve the population congestion problems of urban communities.

Shelter and Services for the Urban Poor

BLISS housing communities were put up during the late 70s to address the basic needs of shelter and services of urban poor families. The nationwide housing program did not only provide shelter units to low-income groups but also basic social services and income-generating activities. Under the scheme, slum areas were rehabilitated and slum dwellers were relocated to more habitable human settlements within Metro Manila and nearby provinces. BLISS facilities included home lots and housing units; community facilities such as schools, chapels, and sports grounds; and small-scale employment, including cottage industries.

Claim your Loyalty Card

On the most recent development, Teves explains that Pag-ibig registration and verification now come handy. Members can now qualify for multi-purpose services online. He also reminds the audience at the 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel to claim their Loyalty Card. This is an all-in-one card for cash, identification, credit and discount privileges in the agency.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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