Project Name: 2007 YP Summer Internship
Date: April to June 2007
yp interns 2007Location: Metro Manila, Philippines
Interns: Rose Anne Evangelista; Paulo Nico Noble; Jasmine Soriano; Ownery Rose Diala; Michelle Galarion; Mark Anthony Lopez; Aaron Andro Ching
Funding: SELAVIP (Latin American, African and Asian Low-Income Housing Service)
Project Output:
The 2006 YP interns were able to assist in the following TAO projects:
– SANAGMANA 12-Ha. Subdivision Development Planning; Community Chapel Design; Materials Recovery Facility Design;
– Supervision and Documentation of SAPSPA House Construction;
– Research on Land Acquisition, Registration, Surveying and Titling Processes in Metro Manila;
– SABMAT Research (Sourcebook of Alternative Building Materials and Technologies for Social Housing Projects in the Philippines) – Phase II; and
– Development of Training Tools: 3D Scaled Model of Disaster Resistant House; Community Planning Workshop ToolKit; Solid Waste Management (SWM) Posters.

Project Name: Design Options for Renovation and Extension of DSOP Core Housing
Date: July to October 2007
tfa at puntaLocation: PRRC Relocation Site, Rodriguez, Rizal
End client: Dike Side Organization of Punta
Volunteers: UP-TFA (University of the Philippines – Task Force Arki)
Funding: SELAVIP (Latin American, African and Asian Low-Income Housing Service)
Project Context and Objectives:
As part of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Program, the Dikeside Organization of Punta (DSOP) in Sta. Ana, Manila was among the many people’s organizations that resisted involuntary resettlement. After years of struggle for security of tenure, DSOP has negotiated with PRRC for near-city resettlement and a number of families were to be relocated to the Rodriguez, Rizal resettlement site with standard 22-square meter core housing. The need for future house improvements and extensions has been articulated by the families to be relocated and UP-TFA volunteered to come up with design alternatives to guide the families in doing incremental improvements on the housing units in the resettlement site. UP-TFA conducted site visits to resettlement site in Rodriguez, Rizal and interviewed selected families to be relocated from Punta.
Project Outputs:
UP-TFA developed several schemes for improvement for one-storey and two-storey units. Scaled models of the house design options were also generated by UP-TFA and presented to DSOP.

Project Name: Landscape Development Plan for St. Hannibal Housing Project Phase 2
Date: October to November 2007
Location: Barangay 165, Malibay, Pasay City
End client: SHEC (Saint Hannibal Empowerment Center)
Volunteers: UPCLAS (University of the Philippines – Circle of Landscape Architecture Students)
upclas at shecFunding: SELAVIP (Latin American, African and Asian Low-Income Housing Service)
Project Context and Objectives:
The St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) assists the informal settlers along Estero Tripa de Galinna in Barangay 165, Malibay, Pasay City in their housing needs under its Housing Program. Phase 2 of the SHEC Housing Program is the near-site relocation of families in a property owned by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) located just within the barangay. Through Habitat for Humanity and the “Pondo ng Pinoy” fund and under the Community Mortgage Program, informal settlers along the Estero Tripa de Galinna will be relocated in Phase 2’s two-storey walk-in apartments with two-family units per lot. UPCLAS volunteered to help in coming up with landscape design proposals, including design of open space areas, roadside plantings, typical front yard landscaping of housing units, and urban agriculture options for the residents.
Project Outputs:
UPCLAS provided landscape design schemes for the relocation site’s open space and urban gardening areas. These schemes were already implemented on site during the turn-over ceremonies of the SHEC Phase2 Housing Project in December 2007.

Project Name: 2007 YP Lecture Series
Date: March 8, 2007
Venue: PUP-CAFA (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – College of Architecture & Fine Arts)
– Fr. Jorge Anzorena, SELAVIP
– Illac Diaz, My Shelter Foundation
Date: May 8, 2007
Venue: Mapua Institute of Technology – School of Architecture, Industrial Design and the Built Environment
– Arch. Joan Mac Donald, SELAVIP
– Engr. Jonas Maronilla, BNS-BORDA (Basic Needs Services Philippines, Inc.)
– Lina Olofsson and Sophia Truong, Lund University, Sweden
Date: September 11, 2007
Venue: University of Santo Tomas – College of Architecture
– Fr. Jorge Anzorena, SELAVIP
– Arch. Beryl Baybay, TAO-Pilipinas