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SHDA Celebrates 54 Years of Service in the Housing Sector, Reaffirms Commitment to Forging Livable and Affordable Communities Towards Sustainable Nation-Building

SHDA Celebrates 54 Years of Service in the Housing Sector, Reaffirms Commitment to Forging Livable and Affordable Communities Towards Sustainable Nation-Building

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May 30, 2023, PHILIPPINES – The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), the country’s largest industry association of housing and urban developers in the Philippines, recently marked its 54th anniversary with an event at the Marquis Events Place in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The celebration underscored SHDA’s ongoing commitment to providing safe, affordable, and sustainable housing.

With over 350 members from eight regional chapters and more than 30 affiliate members, SHDA reaffirmed their vision and mission during the anniversary event. The anniversary celebration also gathered previous and present SHDA officers who championed the association into what it is today.

“Let us continue to work together, innovate, and strive for excellence in all that we do. Hand in hand with government agencies and private sector organizations, I am confident that with our collective efforts, we can overcome any obstacle and seize new opportunities. The future holds immense potential, and SHDA commits to continue to be a catalyst of positive change for the housing industry,” said SHDA National Chairman, Arch. Leonardo Dayao Jr. in his message.

The event brought together key figures from the country’s real estate sector, including Pag-IBIG Senior Vice President Jong Sta. Teresa, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Undersecretary Mario Mallari, and BOI Director Annie Raganit. Congressman Francisco “Kiko” Benitez, Chairperson of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, was represented by Galo Glino. Also present were PIDS Vice President Dr. Marife Ballesteros and Department of Agrarian Reform Assistant Secretary Vinci Beltran.

Pag-IBIG CEO Marilene Acosta, through Pag-IBIG Home Lending Operations Cluster DCEO Benjamin R. Felix Jr., emphasized the importance of collaboration in achieving housing goals and praised SHDA for its dedication to the housing industry.


SHDA National President Atty. Joy Manaog highlighted SHDA’s role as an organization of real estate developers working towards a common goal of providing affordable, resilient, livable homes to Filipinos.

“Our work is far from done and the journey ahead may be challenging, but with optimism and determination, we can achieve great things. Together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future for all Filipinos,” Atty. Manaog stated.

The event also honored Michael Gali, who received the SHDA Employee Loyalty Award for his 25 years of service to the organization. This recognition highlighted the commitment and loyalty of individuals who have contributed to SHDA’s success over the years.

With continued support from industry leaders, government partners, and stakeholders, SHDA aims to lead more initiatives that will shape the housing landscape in the Philippines for generations to come.

The event was sponsored by UWI Homes, BDO Unibank Inc., Amaia Land, Avida Land, Landbank of the Philippines, Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF), SM Development Corporation, Phinma Construction Materials Group, Steeltech Colored Roofing, RK Premier Corp., Bel Air Villas by Convergence Realty and Devt. Corp., Boysen Paint Phils., Chinabank, and Matchmo.


About the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA)
The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), Inc. is the largest and leading industry association for housing and urban development in the Philippines. We have 350 members nationwide and eight regional chapters: unmatched connections amongst the country’s top players, and a dynamic national network of small and medium developers.
We have actively partnered with the nation’s housing policymakers, key shelter agencies, and stakeholders for over 50 years, thereby developing and strengthening the capabilities of the industry. And with 80% of homes produced annually in the country built by our member developers, we have unparalleled reach amongst Philippine homebuyers.​

For more information, visit  https://shda.ph/.