MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 31
AUTHORIZING THE NATIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY TO FAST-TRACK PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING CONSTRUCTION OF PRIORITY HOUSING PROJECTS
WHEREAS, the national emergency the existence of which is recognized under Republic Act No. 6826 has set back the low-cost housing program of the government thereby affecting the delivery of basic services to the poorest thirty (30) percent of the urban population in the country;
WHEREAS, there is an immediate need to address the housing problem all over the country which requires to be undertaken and authorized;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by Republic Act No. 6826, do hereby order:
SECTION 1.The National Housing Authority (NHA) is hereby authorized to accelerate its housing production program and ensure a faster delivery of housing services all over the country. For this purpose, the NHA is hereby authorized, in awarding contracts for the construction of its housing projects, to adopt the “fast-track” mode of awarding urgent infrastructure projects as authorized under National Emergency Memorandum Order No. 10, subject to the limitations therein provided. Accordingly, the provisions of NEMO No. 10 are hereby applicable to the NHA; Provided, That NHA shall comply strictly with the provisions of the said Memorandum Order in applying the same to its housing projects; Provided, further, that this authority shall be valid only for a period of six (6) months from date of effectivity hereof.
SECTION 2.The NHA is hereby authorized to enter into joint venture agreements with private landowners and developers, local government units and other instrumentalities of government under such guidelines the NHA shall adopt.
SECTION 3.The Special Committee created under NEMO No. 10 that is tasked to prepare a Master List of accredited constructors, shall, for purposes of this memorandum Order.
|NHA General Manager||Chairman|
|Representative from the Office of the President of the Philippines||Member|
|Director, Bureau of Construction, DPWH||Member|
|Representative from the Construction Industry of the Philippines||Member|
SECTION 4.All awards are subject to the approval of the NHA Board.
SECTION 5.The following departments and instrumentalities of government are hereby directed to support the NHA in its program to accelerate housing production:
1.The Department of Agrarian Reform to expedite issuance of land conversion clearance for properties/lands intended for housing development undertaken by the NHA on its own or jointly with the private sector, locals government units or with other government agencies.
2.The Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Land Management Bureau to facilitate issuance of Presidential Proclamations and special Patents covering housing projects of the NHA.
3.The Land Registration Authority to expedite titling and registration processes for properties/lands covered by housing projects of the NHA.
4.The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage system and the concerned local water districts to hasten installation of water connections/services to project sites of the NHA.
5.All government financing institutions are hereby directed to extend their assistance/cooperation in the implementation and completion of NHA housing projects.
SECTION 6.This urgent Memorandum Order shall take effect two (2) days after publication in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.
Done in the City of Manila, this 5th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.