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    An Act Authorizing The Ministry Of Human Settlements To Establish AndPromulgate Different Levels Of Standards And Technical Requirements ForEconomic And Socialized Housing Projects In Urban And Rural Areas FromThose Provided Under Presidential Decrees Numbered Nine Hundred Fifty-seven, Twelve Hundred Sixteen, Ten Hundred Ninety-six And Eleven HundredEighty-five

    Section 1. It is hereby declared a policy of the Government to promote and encourage the developmentof economic and socialized housing projects, primarily by the private sector, in order to make availableadequate economic and socialized housing units for average and low-income earners in urban andrural areas.

    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, economic and socialized housing refers to housing units which are withinthe affordability level of the average and low-income earners which is thirty percent (30%) of the grossfamily income as determined by the National Economic and Development Authority from time to time.It shall also refer to the government-initiated sites and services development and construction ofeconomic and socialized housing projects in depressed areas.

    Sec. 3. To carry out the foregoing policy, the Ministry of Human Settlements is authorized to establishand promulgate different levels of standards and technical requirements for the development ofeconomic and socialized housing projects and economic and socialized housing units in urban andrural areas from those provided in Presidential Decree Numbered Nine hundred fifty-seven, otherwiseknown as the Subdivision and Condominium Buyers Protective Decree, Presidential DecreeNumbered Twelve hundred and sixteen, Defining Open Space in Residential Subdivision; PresidentialDecree Numbered Ten Hundred and ninety-six, otherwise known as the National Building Code of the

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    Philippines; and Presidential Decree Numbered Eleven hundred and eighty-five, otherwise known asthe Fire Code of the Philippines and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, inconsultation with the Ministry of Public Works and Highways, the Integrated National Police, and otherappropriate government units and instrumentalities and private associations.

    Sec. 4. The standards and technical requirements to be established under Section three hereof shallprovide for environmental ecology, hygiene and cleanliness, physical, cultural and spiritualdevelopment and public safety and may vary in each region, province or city depending on theavailability of indigenous materials for building construction and other relevant factors.

    Sec. 5. The different levels of standards and technical requirements that shall be established andpromulgated by the Ministry of Human Settlements only after public hearing and shall be published intwo newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines for at least once a week for two consecutiveweeks and shall take effect thirty days after the last publication.

    Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

    Approved: March 25, 1982. (P.B. No. 1880)

    ANNEX A RULES AND STANDARDS FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIALIZED HOUSING PROJECTS TOIMPLEMENT BATAS PAMBANSA

    Pursuant to Section 3 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 220 and by virtue of Section 4 (f) of Presidential Decree1396, the following rules and levels of standards are hereby promulgated.

    RULE IGENERAL PROVISIONS

    Section 1. Scope of Application. These rules and standards shall apply to the development ofeconomic and socialized housing projects in urban and rural areas as defined in Section 2 of BP Blg.220. They shall apply to the development of either a house and lot or a house or lot only.

    These rules and standards shall also apply in the case of individual lot owner who belong to thecategory of average of low income earners as defined in BP Blg. 220 and who shall cause theconstruction of their houses after the effectivity of these Rules.

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    Sec. 2. Declaration of Policies. It is a policy of the government to promote and encourage thedevelopment of economic and socialized housing projects, primarily by the private sector in order tomake available adequate economic and socialized housing units for averaged and low-income earnersin urban and rural areas.

    RULE IIDEFINITION OF TERMS

    Sec. 3. As used in this rules, the following words and phrases are defined and understood to have themeaning correspondingly indicated therein.

    ALLEY : A public way intended toserve both pedestrian andemergency vehicles, and alsoaccess to lots, both end alwaysconnecting to streets.

    BLOCK : A parcel of land bounded onthe sides by streets or alleys orpathways or other natural ormanmade features, and occupiedby or intended for buildings.

    CLUSTER HOUSING : A single-family attached dwellingcontaining three or moreseparate living units groupedclosely together to form relativelycompact structures.

    COMMISSION : Shall mean the Human SettlementsRegulatory Commission.

    COMMUNITY : Facilities or structures intendedFACILITIES to serve common needs andfor the benefit of the community,

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    such as: neighborhood/multi-purpose center, healthcenter, drugstore, school, livelihoodcenter, etc.

    DWELLING : A building designed or used asresidence for one or morefamilies.Single-Family Detached adwelling for one family whichis completely surrounded bypermanent open spaces, withindependent access, services,and use of land.Single-Family Attached adwelling containing two ormore separate living units eachof which is separated fromanother by party or lot lineswalls and provided with independentaccess, services, anduse of land. Such dwellingsshall include duplexes, row housesor terraces, and clusterhousing.Multi-Family Dwelling adwelling on one lot containingseparate living units for 3or more families, usually providedwith common access,services, and use of land.

    ECONOMIC AND : A type of housing project providedSOCIALIZED HOUSING to moderately low income

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    families with lower interestrates and longer amortizationperiods.

    FIREBLOCK : Any wall which separate twoabutting living units so as toresist the spread of fire. Suchwall shall be of masonry constructione.g., cement hollowblocks, bricks, reinforced concrete,etc. at least 4 thick,and shall extend throughoutthe whole length of the livingunits and from the lowest portionof the wall adjoining theliving units up to the pointjust below the roof coveringof purlins.

    FIRE-RESISTIVE : Fire resistive time period is theTIME PERIOD length of time a material canRATING withstand being burned whichmay be one-hour, 2-hours, 3-hours,4-hours, etc.

    FIRE WALL : A fireblock with extends verticallyfrom the lowest portionof the wall which adjoins the2 living units up to a minimumheight of 0.30 meter above thehighest portion of the roofattached to it; the fire wallshall also extend horizontallyup to a minimum distance of

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    0.30 meter beyond the outermostedge of the abutting living units.

    FRONTAGE : That part or end of a lotwhich abuts a street.

    LIVING UNIT : A dwelling, or portion thereof,providing complete living facilitiesfor one family, includingprovisions for living, sleeping,cooking, eating, bathing andtoilet facilities and laundryfacilities, the same as a singlefamily-dwelling.

    LOT/PLOT : A portion of a subdivision orany parcel of land intended asa unit for transfer of ownershipor for building development.

    LOT LINE WALL : A wall used only by the partyupon whose lot the wall islocated, erected at a line separatingtwo parcels of land eachof which is a separate realestate entity.

    OCCUPANCY : The purpose for which a buildingis used or intended to beused. The term shall alsoinclude the building or roomhousing such use. Change ofoccupancy is not intended toinclude change of tenants orproprietors.

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