Bagong Pilipinas fair to benefit at least 60K Leyte residents

By Sarwell Meniano and Lizbeth Ann Abella

September 21, 2023, 8:16 pm

<p>The cover photo of Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair on its official Facebook account.<em> (PNA)</em></p>

The cover photo of Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair on its official Facebook account. (PNA)

TACLOBAN CITY – At least 60,000 residents in Leyte province are expected to benefit from the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair- Leyte leg on Sept. 23 to 24 at the Visayas State University in Tolosa town.

The activity is the second leg of BPSF after its launch in Naval, Biliran on August 26, Presidential Management Staff Undersecretary Mark Gimenez said Thursday.

Similar activity will be held simultaneously in Ilocos Norte, Camarines Norte, and Davao de Oro.

“Those who wanted to avail the services are encouraged to register, although onsite registration is also available on the day of the fair,” Gimenez told reporters.

Registration in three steps can be done through the website.

The Tingog Partylist will deploy 10 buses for those who want to avail of the free ride from their towns between Tacloban City to Baybay City to get to the venue.

Some of the major services available are medical and dental, distribution of medicines, distribution of wheelchairs from Department of Health, financial assistance for farmers, seeds and fertilizers distribution, farm equipment and machineries and Kadiwa ng Pangulo from Department of Agriculture.

There will be a turnover of fish cages, tilapia feeds and fingerlings distribution from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; national coconut farmers registration and coconut farmers medical services from Philippine Coconut Authority; palay procurement program from the National Food Authority.

Several assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also await agrarian reform beneficiaries, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, indigenous people, teachers, fisher folks, and those in the transport sector.

The Social Security System on wheels and Pag-IBIG will be there to assist new and existing members for registration, loan inquiries and claims applications.

Bonita Lariosa, BPSF national secretariat, said in preparation for this activity, some PHP2 million were disbursed to 22 local government units for distribution during the event.

“More government agencies are joining us. We want to bring the fair to all provinces in the country by 2028. This will evolve based on needs and challenges. We are looking at better implementation as we move further,” Lariosa said.

House Speaker and Leyte 1st district Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and other key officials in the region will attend the fair.

Bagong Pilipinas is President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s brand of governance that calls for deep and fundamental transformations in all sectors of society and government.

It fostered the state's commitment towards attaining comprehensive policy reforms and full economic recovery, as specified in Memorandum Circular No. 24, s. 2023, one of the activities in line with this campaign was the Serbisyo Fair. (PNA)