Pag-IBIG home loan releases surpass P100 B in 2021 for record-high; up 58%

Pag-IBIG Fund has once again set a record-high as home loans breached
P100 billion, even amid the ongoing pandemic, agency officials announced
on Friday (Jan.21).

For 2021, Pag-IBIG Fund released home loans worth P97.28 billion. And,
with interim releases for loans for house construction and renovation
amounting to P3.5 billion, total releases have reached P100.8 billion – the
highest amount ever released by the agency in a year. The amount
disbursed in 2021 grew 58% compared to the P63.75 billion released in
2020 and has surpassed by 16% the P86.74 billion released in 2019, the
agency’s previous record-high.

“While the country is still facing challenges caused by the pandemic, I am
happy to report that Pag-IBIG released more than P100 billion in home
loans in 2021, surpassing its ‘best-ever’ figure which it achieved in 2019,
before the health crisis started. This is very good news for our members
because bigger releases mean that more Filipino workers have become
homeowners even during the pandemic. The growth in home loan
disbursements also contributes to the economic recovery efforts of the
government,” said Secretary Eduardo D. del Rosario, who heads the
Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and
the 10-member Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees.

Meanwhile, Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Acmad Rizaldy P. Moti
said that the amount released financed the acquisition of a record-high
94,533 housing units for its members, an increase of 48% compared to
the 63,750 housing units financed in 2020. Of the amount released,
P9.71 billion financed the acquisition of 22,028 socialized housing units
for members belonging to the minimum-wage and low-income sectors, or
23% of the entire number of homes financed for the whole year of 2021.

“We previously thought that releasing P100 billion in home loans in one
year was impossible. Yet, even when our home loan releases were at P57
billion in 2016, we still targeted the release of P100 billion by 2022. And,
thanks to the commitment of your Lingkod Pag-IBIG and the support of
our stakeholders, we have already surpassed P100 billion in home loan
releases in 2021 – a year earlier than our target date and even during a
pandemic! What truly is significant behind this number is that we were
able to serve more Filipino workers during the most difficult times and we
remain a catalyst for the Philippine housing industry to thrive even amid
the pandemic. I am grateful to everyone who helped make this seemingly
impossible goal come true.” said Moti.

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