IKINUKUNSIDERA ng Home Development Mutual Fund o Pag-IBIG Fund na ipagpaliban muna ang plano nitong pagtataas ng buwanang kontribusyon ng mga miyembro dahil sa COVID 19 pandemic.
Sa plano ng ahensya, daragdagan ng P50 ang kontribusyon sa simula sa Enero ng susunod na taon.
“We recognize that a number of our members and several businesses are experiencing financial hardships brought about by COVID-19. We understand their plight and we want to help them in any way we can,” saad ni Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario.
“That’s why we are studying the possible delay of the P50-increase in the members’ monthly savings right now. This is our contribution to the efforts of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to alleviate the financial burden of our fellow Filipinos during these challenging times,” dagdag pa nito.
Inaprubahan ng Pag-IBIG Fund Board noong Nobyembre 2019 ang staggared increase ng members’ monthly contributions mula P100 patungong P150 sa January 2021, at P200 sa January 2023.
“The adjustments in members’ monthly savings were meant to provide the necessary additional funds to sustain the growing demand for housing. In the last five years, the demand for Pag-IBIG Fund housing loans steadily grew at an average rate of 17.5% annually,” diin ni del Rosario.
“We expected then, that raising the monthly savings gradually by P50 will infuse more funds so that Pag-IBIG can continue to offer the lowest rates in the market and help more members acquire homes of their own,” dagdag nito.