Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa

85K enroll for Balik Probinsya; gov't cites LGUs' preparedness

MANILA – Around 85,000 individuals already enrolled online under the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) program as the government ramps up efforts to assist residents in Metro Manila to have a fresh start in their provinces, BP2 Council Executive Director Marcelino Escalada Jr. said... Read More

Lanao Norte guv mulls BPO village as ‘Balik’ model

DAVAO CITY -- Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda Dimaporo, who earlier endorsed the town of Kauswagan as among the sites of the first three model resettlements for the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program, is mulling for the establishment of a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in another BP2... Read More

MinDA completes ‘Balik Probinsya’ consultations

DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), a member of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program, has completed a series of consultations with local government units (LGUs) and regional directors of line agencies for the implementation of the program in Mindanao.In a... Read More

'Balik Probinsya' to help address insurgency: Or. Mindoro mayor

BONGABONG, Oriental Mindoro – The municipal government here is now laying down its plans to guarantee that the "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa" program or BP2 will be effective and give returning locals a good livelihood.Mayor Elgin Malaluan said he is fully supporting the program, which... Read More

Go cites need for LGUs' enhanced capabilities vs. Covid-19

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday said the peculiarities of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) only underscores the need for strict adherence to necessary health protocols, as well as enhanced capabilities of health facilities nationwide.This after two... Read More

17 'Hatid Probinsiya' beneficiaries undergo 14-day quarantine

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte – The City Government of Tagum’s Infectious Disease Isolation Facility is now fully operational as it received its first batch of provisional residents, composed of 17 individuals arrived late evening of May 26.The group is composed of Overseas Filipino... Read More

Lanao Norte eyes more sites for 'Balik Probinsya'

DAVAO CITY – Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Dimaporo supports the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pagasa (BPBPP) Program and has even offered more resettlement areas for her province’s returning informal urban settlers, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said... Read More

Go lauds safe return of Cebu-stranded persons to Mindanao

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday commended concerned national and local government agencies for their efforts in facilitating the return of 57 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Cebu back to their hometowns in Mindanao amid the coronavirus disease... Read More

TESDA to offer skills training to ‘Balik Probinsya’ beneficiaries

TACLOBAN CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will offer skills training to beneficiaries of the "Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa" program of the national government.In an interview on Friday, TESDA-Leyte Director Loreta Banario said the... Read More

Leyte welcomes ‘Balik Probinsya’ beneficiaries

PALO, Leyte – Leyte’s provincial government welcomed here Thursday night the first batch of “Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa” program beneficiaries from the National Capital Region.Governor Dominic Petillla led local officials in welcoming the more than 100 returning residents... Read More

Excitement, hope as 'Balik' beneficiaries return to Leyte

MANILA – Hoping to have better lives by returning home to their provinces, some 121 individuals availed of the government's “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa" program on Wednesday.The coronavirus pandemic made the life of most Filipinos more difficult. Some lost their bread and butter... Read More

1st batch of 'Balik Probinsya' beneficiaries departs for Leyte

MANILA – The first batch of Metro Manila residents who availed of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (BP2) departed for Leyte province on Wednesday afternoon.As of 3 p.m. Wednesday (May 20) and based on the initial master list provided to the media, at least 116 persons enrolled in... Read More

Covid-related activities, ‘Balik Probinsya’ proposed in 2020 IPP

MANILA – Economic activities that would help the government in its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and the ‘Balik Probinsya’ program are included in the proposed 2020 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) of the Board of Investments (BOI), Trade Secretary... Read More

Informal settlers' rapid assessment for 'Balik Probinsya' urged

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday called on concerned government agencies to facilitate a comprehensive assessment of the population and situation of informal settler families (ISFs), especially in Metro Manila, and provide them better opportunities to... Read More

Solon backs Medical Scholarship bill passage

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday expressed full support for the immediate passage of a bill seeking to establish a Medical Scholarship and Return Service Program (MSRSP) for poor but deserving Filipino students who want to serve the country in the field... Read More

Nat'l housing dev’t, financing bill passage pushed

MANILA – Citing the urgent need to eradicate homelessness in the country, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday called for renewed support for a bill he has filed in July 2019, which aims to provide continuous funding support for a large scale pro-poor housing program... Read More

DA proposes P66-B stimulus plan for agri sector

MANILA – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Wednesday recommended to lawmakers a PHP66-billion stimulus plan to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the agriculture sector.During a virtual hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food, Dar... Read More

DA urged to ensure food security in countryside

MANILA – In view of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (BP2), Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to boost household food security programs in the countryside to ensure that the basic needs of BP2 beneficiaries are... Read More

‘Balik Probinsya’ program to spur real estate growth outside NCR

MANILA – The property sector finds a “silver lining” amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, seeing development opportunities outside Metro Manila with the government’s ‘Balik Probinsya’ program.In a virtual briefing Tuesday, KMC Savills Managing... Read More