Elections for the 2017-2018 PIEP Board of Directors Scheduled on November 8

This year marks the end of the term of the current Board of Directors. On the 8th of November 2016, PIEP will be holding elections for the 2017-2018 BoD.

We invite all active members in good standing to contemplate either the prospect of directly serving the organization, or nominating colleagues you believe are fit to lead. Please click on the link below for the election guidelines.


We look forward to a new batch of leaders who can help steer PIEP into a brighter future!

17th Congress proposes creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development

The PIEP is currently taking part in the legislative process towards the creation of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. Several bills, authored separately by Senators Ejercito,  Legarda, Angara, Drilon and Villanueva, are now being discussed in the Senate Committee on Housing, Land Use and Urban Planning.

Below is the matrix of the proposed measures. PIEP has submitted comments and suggestions for consideration, some of which have been discussed with the Committee’s Technical Working Group.

Members are invited to read the document, and provide additional inputs for discussion.


NUDHF Update: 1st Roundtable Discussion

IMG_4892 PIEP held its first round table discussion on the NUDHF last 18 June 2016 at the ROC.  Facilitating the discussion was UN-Habitat’s David Garcia and joining the discussion were PRC’s Outstanding Landscape Architect for 2016 (and EnP at that) Norie Palarca, HLURB Commissioner Atty EnP Linda L. Malenab-Hornilla, SURP Assistant Professor Chummy Chaves (also one of the writers of the document); and other PIEP Board Members. (Source:  Lara Togonon-de Castro’s FB page)