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MOA Signing between R-II Builders Inc. & DepED NEU

February 21, 2011

DepED UNION NAMES R-II BUILDERS AS PARTNER FOR LOW-COST HOUSING —

The country’s biggest registered union of government employees, the Department of Education National Employees Union (DEPED-NEU), has appointed R-II Builders Inc. as its developer-partner for low-cost housing.

DEPED-NEU National President, lawyer Domingo Alidon (third from left) signed the memorandum of agreement last January 25, 2011 with R-II Builders Inc. Executive Vice-President lawyer Jerome Canlas (second from left), to allow R-II to design, plan and develop affordable but decent low-cost housing units for DepED’s 586,000 teaching and non-teaching employees nationwide.

“We rely on R-II Builders’ 22 years of proven experience and expertise in lowcost
housing development to give back the dignity of our profession through decent and
affordable housing. This would hopefully lead to an improvement in the quality of our
country’s basic education and contribute to the success of reforms in basic education,”

Alidon said after the simple signing rites at R-II Builders’ offices in Quezon City.
For his part, Canlas said R-II Builders considers the DEPED-NEU partnership as
another opportunity to contribute to the country’s development by helping improve the
quality of life of low-income public school teachers .

Witnessing the MOA signing were R-II Builders Vice-President for Business
Development, Richie Tiosejo (standing second from left) and DEPED-NEU consultant
for information, education and communication (IEC) Gerry Saudi (seated, right). ###