Published on September 26, 2013, Yahoo! News Philippines:

Key government officials led by Vice President Jejomar Binay have confirmed their attendance to the 22nd Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA) National Developers’ Convention and General Membership Meeting starting, Sept. 26, until Sept. 27 at the Fairmont Makati.

Vice President Binay, who is concurrently chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), will keynote the two-day convention. This year’s convention theme is “Groundwork: Shaping a Sustainable Housing Industry” and will cover relevant housing issues, including the first year report on SHDA’s Housing Industry Roadmap.

Legislative champions of housing and land use Sen. JV Ejercito, Sen. Loren Legarda and Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd district, Negros Occidental) are expected to talk about the Legislative Agenda on housing.

To tackle the economic impact of housing, the convention presents National Economic and Development Authority Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan on Housing in the Philippine Economic Agenda, and Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group and Brycg Inc. Head Eric Manuel on The Philippine Economy: Outsiders’ Perspective.

Tan Sri Datuk Eddy Chen of the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia, provides a global perspective by speaking on the Housing Sector Public-Private Partnership in Malaysia.

SHDA is the largest organization of housing developers in the country, with over 200 members from chapters across the country.