sugboanHLURB Central Visayas goes to the Land of promise- Davao City for the 2013 developers seminar dubbed as “Developers Skills Upgrading Seminar Workshop on Subdivision/Condominium Processing, Approval and Implementing Rules and Regulation on monitoring.”

The seminar was attended by 41 participants from 26 developers mainly from Cebu province including Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Central Visayas Region (SHDA CVR) Vice President Ms. Leonora Paradela and SHDA CVR board member Mr. Paolo Marco Quisumbing.

It had the classroom- type discussion which discussed updates on recent policies and amended guidelines affecting HLURB devolved/ retained functions and the mechanisms on how to fast track the processing/ issuances on permits/ clearances related to Real Estate Management. It also covers the Revised IRR governing Sec. 18 of R.A. 7279.

The opening was graced by Comm. Luis A. Paredes, Supervising Commissioner for Legal Services and Homeowners Association, Northern Luzon, Southern and Northern Mindanao Regions who had welcomed queries regarding the overall topic and the function of HLURB itself. Along with him was Atty. Karl Frederick Borja who represented HLURB’s CEO Comm. Antonio A. Bernardo who also gave input on socialized housing joint ventures. SHDA Southern Mindanao Region Vice President Engr. Sol G. Lagmay was also present on the said occasion to welcome the participants in behalf of SHDA SM President Arch. Kristin L.Lu.
Although the discussion lasted after dinner yet the developers enthusiasm and energy never slowed down. They were very eager to ask questions which were affably addressed by our CVR staffs headed by Regional Director Alixes Roy T. Lopez.

“Through the events such as this (seminar), we wish to convey that our office is not an enemy of the developers but a partner which aims to assist you and help you comply the requirements set by the law,” Director Lopez said.

Furthermore, the participants had a field trip on their 2nd day where they visited Davao’s tourist destinations such as: The Philippine Eagle, Malagos garden, The Garden of Eden Restored and Crocodile Park. It was a whole day tour which allows participants to explore the city, mingle with other developers and even evaluate their learning from the 1st day discussion.

On the other hand, several developers particularly those in Bohol province and Tacloban City were not able to participate due to the recent calamities that struck their areas. Although on the earlier part of the preparation they were indeed very forthcoming.

In general, the event did not just benefit the participants cognitively but it also became an avenue to strengthen partnership between HLURB and CVR developers.