Decent and affordable shelter has been the long-time goal of the Philippine government as stipulated in the 1987 Constitution, its subscription to the attainment of safe, resilient, and sustainable human settlements which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Housing goal is again reiterated in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. Presently, the country’s housing need is estimated at six (6) million units and it is projected to increase to 12.5 million by 2030.
This report covers the regulatory review findings for the year 2018 on five (5) priority industries namely: 1) chemicals, 2) housing, 3) logistics, 4) power, and 5) the transportation industries. Relative to ease of doing business (EODB), the review aimed at streamlining unnecessary regulations and reducing documentary requirements and business fees exacted by both the national regulatory agencies as well as by the local government units (LGUs).