As of 2015, there is close to 22 million Filipinos living below the poverty live. Of those 22 million, 2.2 million are informal settlers. Meaning their rights and security are at stake. Habitat for Humanity Philippines, through Solid Ground has been actively working to change land policies and systems. Check out their quick video highlighting their work through Solid Ground.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines is reviewing existing presidential proclamations relating to secure tenure and informal settlements and their status of implementation. They have developed an online policy tracker to engage others and enhance accountability and filed a House bill resulting in official inquiries. To date, they have used their congressional oversight function to hasten executive action on implementation of 3 presidential land proclamations benefitting 46,000 families – 230,000 people.