"It is time for us to go to the people rather than ask the people, especially the poor, to come to us."
Authors: Angelus Maria Sales with illustrations by Verna Lucia Sarraga
Publisher: TAO-Pilipinas Inc. with the support of Asian Coalition for Housing Rights and International Institute for Environment and Development (March 2012)
Dimension: 6 x 8.25 inches
Paperback (spiral binding) PHP150
A visual guide for constructing a house made of concrete and conforms to design and building standards set in Batas Pambansa 220. This simplified and illustrated reference written in local language serves to supplement the technical knowledge of community builders (eg carpenters, mason) doing self-help house construction. The handbook explains the underlying principles in the proper design of the different components of a concrete house — accessible technical information intended to support the enhancement of a community’s capacity to build safe and structurally sound homes.