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NegOcc solon notes housing crisis in PHL, cites solutions




Saturday, December 2, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said he is banking on the creation of the Department of Housing to address what he calls a “housing crisis”, that is now being experienced in the country.



Rep. Alfredo Benitez (8th from left) with officials of the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc., headed by Rhoniel Mercado, during their national convention in Bacolod City*

Benitez, chairperson of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, said yesterday that he hopes it will be passed by Congress next month, as it had been proposed 27 years ago yet.

House OKs bill on land expropriation for mass housing



By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 1, 2017 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill that will strengthen the government’s right to expropriate land for mass housing. 

House Bill 159 of Quezon City Rep. Christopher Belmonte got unanimous approval from the House plenary on Wednesday night. It allows expropriation of land even if the ownership issue is still under court litigation.

Benitez guest speaker at 39th confab of real estate brokers




Friday, December 1, 2017

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) is the invited guest speaker today at the 39th Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc. national convention, that is ongoing at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, REBAP president Rhoneil Mercado said.

He added they invited the solon as he is the chairman of the House Committee on Housing, a press release said.

Mercado said that the opening of the convention yesterday was very successful, and more than 500 licensed brokers from all over the country registered for the event.

Benitez to speak at real estate confab December 1




Friday, December 01, 2017
Carla N. Cañet

NEGROS Occidental third district Representative Alfredo Benitez will be the guest speaker Friday, December 1, in the 39th Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines Inc. (Rebap) national convention being held at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

Rebap president Rhoneil R. M. Mercado said they invited the Negrense lawmaker being the House committee on housing and urban development.

Mercado said Thursday's opening of the convention was very successful, with more than 500 licensed brokers from all over the country attending the three-day gathering.

Contempo eyes 2 horizontal dev’ts



Monday, November 27, 2017

PROPERTY developer Contempo Property Holdings Inc. will launch more residential projects next year.

Beverly Dayanan, the firm’s chief executive officer, said over a thousand new house units will be added to Cebu’s housing inventory as she plans to add at least two horizontal projects, one each in the south and north of Cebu.

120 getting free operations




Friday, November 24, 2017
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Nikki Cares Surgical Mission organized by Dominique “Nikki” Lopez Benitez, wife of Rep. Alfredo Benitez, is being eyed for duplication in other districts of Negros Occidental.



Nikki Lopez-Benitez, wife of Rep. Alfredo Benitez, with one of the Makati Medical Center surgeons, who joined the surgical mission at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.* Aileen Ascalon Javier photo

120 patients undergo surgery through Nikki Cares Mission




Friday, November 24, 2017
By Teresa D. Ellera

A TOTAL of 120 patients from the Third District of Negros Occidental will undergo surgical operations under The Nikki Cares Surgical Mission organized by Dominique “Nikki” Lopez Benitez, wife of Representative Alfredo Benitez.

The three-day mission started Thursday, November 23, at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, with the assistance of 81 doctors and nurses as well as health-related personnel of the Makati Medical Center.

‘We have the hospital, why we don’t use it?’ - Cong. Benitez



by Jun delos Reyes on Fri, 11/24/2017

“We have the hospital, why don’t we use it?”

That’s the question that needs a big answer, Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental said, as he was surprised when he visited the two station Medical Wards with 11 rooms of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital New Annex Building Extension. He noticed there were no beds, no equipment, no patients and even no doctors and nurses where the on-going Nikki Cares Surgical Mission (Nov. 23 to 25, 2017) in Silay City is being held.



BENITEZ AT PROV’L HOSPITAL. Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez (3rd District of Negros Occidental) with Medical Director Dr. Girlie Pinongan of Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital visit the patients at the Female Surgical Ward of Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Benitez: Federalism ‘Running Against Time’ Due To Heavy Congressional Agenda



By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
November 23, 2017

Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez said, with both chambers of Congress currently handling several pending bills, along with impeachment proceedings for Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the time frame to discuss the transition to federalism continues to dwindle.

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