MSP Lecture Series 2: Un-homing the Filipino Poor :The Political Economy of Socialized Housing in the Philippines
Dr. Chester Arcilla, an Assistant Professor in Economics of the Department of Social Sciences presented his research paper entitled “Un-homing the Filipino Poor :The Political Economy of Socialized Housing in the Philippines “ during the Manila Studies Program (MSP) Lecture Series 2 held on October 2, 2019. In his lecture Dr. Arcilla said that the quality of housing projects by the government has been compromised resulting to informal settlements. He explained that the existing policies on housing serve only the interests of private contractors at the expense of poor Filipinos. He recommended some policy changes to be undertaken to improve urban planning like democratic participation of the urban poor. “Affordable socialized housing is not only the provision of cheap, decent and adequate shelter but the improvement of incomes in liveable and sustainable levels, “ Dr. Arcilla said.
Open forum followed after the lecture. CAS faculty and students attended the event.