LEGAZPI CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Department of Labor and Employment in Bicol (DOLE-5) recently distributed…
For recipients, BP2 provides reintegration programs.
When participants in the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa” (BP2) program are sent back to their respective home provinces, the government pushes for reintegration interventions.
The National Housing Authority (NHA), the Department of Transportation, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority are some of the key agencies that are implementing the BP2 program.
It just got better as a number of businesses have expressed a desire to work with the government to advance the BP2 program.
In order to give participants “equal opportunities and adequate social services” in their home provinces, Executive Order No. 114, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in May 2022, called for the institutionalization of the program.
The program’s supporter, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, urged President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s new administration to uphold the government’s commitment to promoting regional development through the program.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, it will give more Filipinos hope for a better future, Go continued.
Go said in a statement on Thursday that the BP2 program’s measures can help people who have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak.
These people can start over in the provinces thanks to the program itself.
Go claimed that the idea can help alleviate Metro Manila’s ongoing congestion issues while expanding prospects for the rural areas.
He continued, saying that the BP2 program also encourages investors to go to the areas that will provide more “probinsyano” looking for a stable existence with a greater rate of employment.
The reintegration program, which is cooperatively carried out by the receiving national and local government agencies, is currently being enjoyed by many BP2 recipients.
The DSWD offers temporary cash assistance to families in need during their transitional phase and supports clients throughout case management up till send-off activities.
Beneficiaries who return are given subsidies for starting a business and agribusiness starter kits while permanently relocating to the provinces.
As part of the recipients’ reintegration process, once they return to their community, the program also ensures food security and agricultural productivity for them.
The government will help these people get a fresh start upon their return by giving them both short-term and long-term aid.
Anyone interested in applying for the program can do so by visiting www.balikprobinsya.nha.gov.ph, sending an email to email@example.com, or calling the hotlines (02) 8952-0697 or (02) 8931-8101, local 513, which are both maintained by the DSWD.
In Diliman, Quezon City, along Agham Road and Quezon Avenue, applicants may also go to the BP2 Depot.