About Pag Ibig Financing
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                                                                                                                 Citizen's Charter
                                                                                                                        June 2014
                      HOUSING LOAN AVAILMENT (In compliance with Republic Act 9485 on the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007)

The birth of Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), more popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund, was an answer to the need for a national savings program and an affordable shelter financing for the Filipino worker. The Fund was established on 11 June 1978 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1530 primarily to address these two basic yet equally important needs. Under the said law, the Social Security System (SSS) shall administer the funds of private employees, while the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) shall administer the funds of government employees.
Less than a year after, on 1 March 1979, Executive Order No. 527 was signed. The order directed transferring the administration of the Fund to the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC), which was one of the operating agencies of the then Ministry of Human Settlements.
Seeing the need to further strengthen the stability and viability of the two funds, Executive Order No. 538 was issued on 4 June 1979, merging the funds for private and government personnel into what is now known as the Pag-IBIG Fund. However, it was only on 14 December 1980 when Pag-IBIG was made independent from the NHMFC with the signing of PD 1752, which is recognized as the Pag-IBIG Fund Charter. With the improved law in effect, the Fund’s rule-making power was vested in its own Board of Trustees. Likewise, PD 1752 made Pag-IBIG membership mandatory for all SSS and GSIS member-employees.
Months after former President Corazon C. Aquino assumed leadership of the country, Pag-IBIG contributions were suspended from May to July 1986. On 1 August 1986, former President Aquino directed the resumption of Pag-IBIG membership under Executive Order No. 35. Membership was still on a mandatory basis but under more liberal terms. The employee and employer contribution rates were reduced, and the Maximum Fund Salary was raised from P3,000 to P5,000.
1 January 1987 marked the return of the Pag-IBIG Fund to a voluntary program under Executive Order No. 90. It was during the years as a voluntary fund that Pag-IBIG introduced innovative benefit programs that heeded the calls for expansion of membership, and addressed the immediate financial as well as housing needs of its members.
After eight years as a voluntary fund, Pag-IBIG membership reverted to mandatory on 17 June 1994 when President Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act 7742. The new law became effective on 1 January 1995.
More than a decade after RA 7742 was implemented, the Pag-IBIG Fund continues to be a strong partner in realizing Filipino workers’ dreams. Recognizing Pag-IBIG Fund’s contributions and the need to further strengthen its capability as the biggest source of housing finance in the country to date, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law Republic Act No. 9679 or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 on 21
July 2009, and making Pag-IBIG membership mandatory for all, including Filipinos employed by foreign-based employers. Now more than ever, Filipino workers will enjoy the benefits that are available only to Pag-IBIG members.
Pag-IBIG is an acronym which stands for Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno. To this day, the Pag-IBIG Fund continues to harness these four sectors of the society to work together towards providing Fund members with adequate housing through an effective savings scheme.

For every Filipino worker to save with Pag-IBIG Fund and to have a decent shelter.

To generate more savings from more Filipino workers, to administer a sustainable Fund with integrity, sound financial principles, and with social responsibility, and to provide accessible funds for housing of every member.

The governing values that will steer the Pag-IBIG Fund in pursuit of its vision include Integrity, Excellence, Professionalism, and Service