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KAUSWAGAN’S ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ GETS P15M – ARNADO

The national government released recently the first tranche of the P25-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 P15 million funding, said the money would be used to construct the “Bagong Pag-asa Green Village” that would house […]

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VILLAFUERTE ENDORSES P5-B DAR BUDGET FOR MEGA FARMS

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has endorsed a much bigger outlay for the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in 2021 for the establishment of “mega-farms” nationwide, in step with his envisioned government strategy to energize Philippine agriculture and achieve food security, especially at this time of the prolonged coronavirus pandemic. During a recent hearing of the […]

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PCCI BACKS BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAM, ENDORSES VILLAFUERTE BILL FOR URBAN DECONGESTION

The country’s largest business organization with a membership of 35,000 small, medium and large enterprises nationwide have given its full backing behind the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asainitiative of President Rodrigo Duterte, as it endorsed new legislation on township revitalization meant to finally decongest Metro Manila and create more jobs in rural communities amid the seemingly […]

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42 LEYTE ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ RECIPIENTS LISTED AS TESDA SCHOLARS

At least 42 beneficiaries of the “Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa” (BP2) program in Leyte have signified their interest to avail of the scholarship programs of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The move is part of the national government’s commitment to helping returning residents find new opportunities in the province after movement restrictions […]

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INVEST MORE IN REGIONS TO ENSURE SUCCESS OF BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAM––CUA

Quirino Governor Dax Cua on Thursday appealed to the national government and lawmakers involved in the crafting of the 2021 national budget to increase public investments in regions outside of Metro Manila to spur economic development in the provinces and provide more economic opportunities for those who will avail of the government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong […]

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BUKIDNON EYES VEGETABLE FARM AS ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ RESETTLEMENT SITE – GOVERNOR ZUBIRI

Bukidnon Governor Jose Zubiri has offered a vast vegetable production area in Barangay Miarayon in Talakag, Bukidnon as a proposed resettlement site for beneficiaries of the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program, an official said. In a Facebook post, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the area has an elevation of over 1,400 […]

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85,000 ENROLL FOR ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM– ESCALADA

Around 85,000 persons have 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. Escalada, who is also the general manager of the National Housing Authority […]

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BARMM SOLONS FILE RESO SUPPORTING ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM

Members of the minority bloc of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) filed a resolution recently expressing the full support of the regional law-making body for the national government’s “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) program.The BTA minority bloc expressed its support for BP2 before the resumption of the Bangsamoro parliament session on June 16. The legislative […]

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HOUSE APPROVES CURES STIMULUS BILL TO BOOST INFRA DEVELOPMENT, BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAMS – VILLAFUERTE

The House of Representatives has passed on second reading a measure designed to be a three-year stimulus to set the stalled economy back on its high-growth path  and an initial booster as well for President Duterte’s new initiative to decongest Metro Manila by creating a lot more infrastructure jobs in the countryside.  The chamber passed House Bill […]

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BUSINESSMEN SHOULD SUPPORT ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – DELA PEÑA

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging businessmen to support the government’s “Balik Probinsya” program by putting up technology-related businesses in the provinces.DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the agency plans to launch soon the Expanded Opportunities for Development through the Use of Science and Technology (EXODUS) program. Through the program, dela Peña […]