The Philippine government agency implementing the country’s social housing program assured that children’s rights are amply addressed in its housing projects.
The Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), headed by its President, Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling, made this assurance on as the Philippines joined the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the world-wide celebration of World Children’s Day.
On November 15, SHFC Executive Vice President Atty. Junefe Payot, together with Estate Management Division OIC-Manager Philip Robert Flores, had a productive discussion with UNICEF Philippines officials, ensuring that the existing and future socialized housing projects of the agency are child-friendly.
“Housing is a human right that facilitates the acquisition of other rights such as children’s rights,” Atty. Payot said. SHFC, in this regard, will continuously build partnerships with organizations such as UNICEF to learn better developmental approaches in forging child-friendly communities.
The SHFC flagship program, Community Mortgage Program (CMP), which provides housing loans to community associations, aims to cut down the country’s homeless population of about 6 million.