Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa

No letup in ‘Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa’ program

MANILA–No one will be left behind under the government’s “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa” Program as it facilitated the return of 63-year-old Lucy Torlao to start anew in her hometown in Catarman, Northern Samar on Tuesday.“Nagpapasalamat ako sa gobyerno na natulungan... Read More

22 BP2 beneficiaries to go home to Northern Samar

MANILA – The government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) program will facilitate the return of another batch of beneficiaries to Northern Samar next week.The 22 beneficiaries will undergo two-day dispatch proceedings starting Monday at the BP2 Depot along Agham Road in Quezon... Read More

Mom turns emotional as her family qualifies for ‘Balik Probinsya’

MANILA – Mieflor Soria patiently waited for two years to return home under the government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program.Soria, 43, is returning home to General Santos City with her three minor children, Stephanie, 16; Joan, 13; and Yuan, 4 years old.She said they were... Read More

26 more beneficiaries qualify to avail of BP2 program

MANILA – Additional seven families consisting of 26 individuals are set to start a new life in their home provinces in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) through the government’s Balik Probinsya Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) Program.On Wednesday, the beneficiaries arrived at the BP2 depot in Agham Road,... Read More

BP2 recipient wants his children to experience prov’l life

MANILA – The prevailing impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in a highly urbanized city like Metro Manila has pushed Gerardo Bueno, 49, to restart his business back to his hometown in San Antonio, Zambales.Gerardo and his wife, Mary Grace, 45, along with their 11- and... Read More

Leaving Metro Manila best choice for BP2 beneficiary-family

MANILA – Jesseil Villamor’s pandemic experience has been an oft-repeated story for the past two years.Her husband, a construction worker, was affected by the series of lockdowns due to a drastic spike in Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila last year.Although they were getting relief and cash... Read More

Manileña joins husband returning home to Masbate for fresh life

MANILA – Rommelyn Francisco, 36, was born and raised in Manila. Her partner Godofredo Lupango, 61, was a native of Mobo, Masbate who ended up in Metro Manila in search of a better life.The two met in the garment industry. Godofredo was a tailor while Rommelyn was a trimmer. They became a... Read More

408 BP2 beneficiaries going home to Bicol, 3 other regions

MANILA – The “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) program for individuals or families wishing to go back to their provinces will facilitate the travel of 408 more beneficiaries this month.The government will send home the program recipients to the Bicol, Central Visayas, Western... Read More

BP2 allows CamSur family to leave pandemic-affected life behind

MANILA – Despite hesitations, a teenaged boy agreed to go back to Camarines Sur together with his mother and nine-year-old brother after realizing they will have a better future through the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) program of the national government.Jomari Regal, 17,... Read More

BP2 couple leaves ‘urban jungle’ for simpler life in Leyte

MANILA – Metro Manila has often been compared to a jungle.Only the fittest survive. City life is not for the weak and faint-hearted.Joel Cabalquinto, 34, and her 19-year-old partner, Rhea Aldamia, felt they are not cut out for the “jungle.”Hence, the decision to return to the... Read More

Leyte mother counts on BP2 benefits to sustain kids

MANILA – A fresh start for a better life.This is what Virginia Cruz, a mother of six, is looking forward to when she applied for the"Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Program" (BP2) of the national government so they can go back to Leyte province.A single mother, Virginia lost her husband in March due... Read More

61 to start life anew in Leyte via Balik Probinsya program

MANILA – Some 61 beneficiaries of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) Program will go home to Leyte on Friday, hopeful for a fresh start.Severely affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the families scattered in different parts of Metro Manila decided to apply for... Read More

'Balik Probinsya' sends 6 families home to DavNor

DAVAO CITY--Davao del Norte provincial government officials welcomed Friday six families that availed of the government's "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program" (BP2)In a statement, the National Housing Authority in Region 11 (NHA-11) said families consisting of 19 individuals are from Tagum... Read More

'Balik Probinsiya' to resume early next year

DAVAO CITY – Suspended in June this year, the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program is set to resume early next year, an official said Wednesday.In an interview, Marcelino Escalada, executive director of the program and general manager of the National Housing Authority, said it was put... Read More

Lanao Norte gets initial P15-M for 'Balik Probinsya'

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The national government released on Tuesday the first tranche of the PHP25 million funding for the "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa" program (BP2) to the Lanao del Norte town of Kauswagan.Kauswagan Mayor Rommel Arnado, who received the initial PHP15 million funding, said... Read More

Go lauds holistic approach of BP2 program

MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go commended the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) Council member-agencies for their continued commitment to providing economic opportunities and a ‘renewed hope’ of a better life for Filipinos who choose to return... Read More

Zambo Norte town readies 'Balik Probinsya' plantation area

DAVAO CITY – The municipality of Kalawit in Zamboanga del Norte has earmarked a 200-hectare plantation area for the first 200 families coming home from Metro Manila under the government's Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (BP2).In a statement on Thursday, Mindanao Development Authority... Read More

Model 'Balik' hub ground breaks in Lanao Norte town

DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), along with its government and private partners, broke ground the first “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)” model village for returning informal urban dwellers in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Wednesday.In a statement,... Read More

Go cites BP2 'template communities' in Mindanao

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday lauded the ongoing preparations of various local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao for the beneficiaries of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program.He stressed the importance of proper coordination with LGUs... Read More

Balik Probinsya vs. Hatid Probinsya: What's the difference?

MANILA – The Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) program and the Hatid Probinsya program are two government initiatives with different objectives and target beneficiaries, a government official clarified Tuesday.BP2 Council Executive Director Marcelino Escalada Jr., who is also general... Read More