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


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.

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The Works of Ferdinand Marcos Stand to Give Credit to his Son, Bongbong Marcos

The Works of Ferdinand Marcos Stand to Give Credit to his Son, Bongbong Marcos

By: Elena Grace Flores

It was former President Ferdinand Marcos’ goal to give every Filipino family a decent lifestyle His works show that he was successful in achieving his quest. As a gauge for this, we have something we call the 11 basic needs. These mean having access to Water, Electricity,  Food, Housing, Clothing, Work, Healthcare, Culture, Sports and Recreation, Ecological Balance, Transportation and other ways of earning. The late President’s namesake popularly known as Bongbong Marcos learns this idealism from his father much to his credit. While detractors try so hard to discredit him, the Marcos infrastructures remain to tell their stories.

YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

[VIDEO]: Pabahay ni Macoy – Mga Programa ni Pangulong Marcos

PAG-IBIG Fund Housing Project

To fulfill his goal of giving every family their own home, President Marcos founded the Ministry of Human Settlements in 1978. This Ministry launched an extensive program for housing. Furthermore, he also founded the Home Development Mutual Fund or much better known as PAG-IBIG Fund, in 1978 as well to ensure that each Filipino can afford their own home.

BLISS in the City

He also made sure that the housing projects have complete facilities and have a school and a hospital nearby, as well as being near to the workplace of the residents. In 1985, 5,016 units were distributed for the poor citizens. They were called Bagong Lipunan Sites and Services or better known as BLISS.

Modern Projects that Last

In his leadership as well, 450,000 shelter communities all around the country were built. These programs started long before but up till now, they continue to help the Filipino. These are evidence that cannot vanish just by demonizing the late President. The black media propaganda against his family worldwide might be enormous. However, the hearts cannot forget.

Credit Goes to the Son

Despite the demonization of Martial Law, the Marcos Family have a strong support base across the country. This is because of the programs of the late patriarch. Now, as the young Marcos, Bongbong Marcos taps into the gratitude of supporters as he visits places where his father implemented projects and programs. He certainly gets the credit for the good work his father has done.

The Marcos Loyalists

Ilocanos remain loyal to the Marcoses because, in their memories, it was with President Marcos’ time when their province was at its most progressive. Now, looking back to the achievements of the late President Marcos, we can predict that President Rodrigo Duterte is following him. Like Marcos, he is into prioritizing the welfare of the Filipinos, and ultimately, the country. He also gives credit to the son of the fallen hero by choosing him as his likely successor for the presidency.