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WITH BACKING OF PCCI, VILLAFUERTE SEEKS CONGRESS OK OF BALIK PROBINSYA BILL

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte said the full backing of the country’s biggest business group of about 35,000 enterprises nationwide for the fast-tracking of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa program, should serve as a strong impetus for Congress to pass the measure that guarantees both the creation of jobs in the countryside and urban decongestion.  “The full […]

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1ST ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ MODEL VILLAGE BREAKS GROUND IN LANAO DEL NORTE – PIÑOL

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), along with its government and private partners, broke ground on the first “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)” model village for returning informal urban dwellers in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte recently.In a statement, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the village will be patterned after successful models of communities involved in one common […]

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BALIK PROBINSYA BILL TO DECONGEST METRO MANILA AMID PANDEMIC – VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has moved to fast-track the implementation of  the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asainitiative of President Rodrigo Duterte by proposing new legislation establishing township revitalization programs nationwide in a bid to finally decongest Metro Manila and create more jobs and self-employment opportunities in rural communities against the backdrop of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. […]

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CURES BILL TO BOOST BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAM – VILLAFUERTE

The congressional approval of the House-passed proposal on a three-year, P1.5-trillion stimulus program anchored on infrastructure spending mainly in rural communities  will let the government  effectively implement the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa program  and provide quick employment to Filipinos left jobless as a result of the quarantine  measures imposed since March in Luzon and other parts of the country.  Deputy Speaker LRay […]

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LANAO DEL NORTE EYES BPO SITE FOR BALIK PROBINSYA PROJECT – DIMAPORO

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 eyeing the establishment of a business process outsourcing (BPO) site in another BP2 area.In a Facebook post, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel […]

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INCLUDE NEA IN ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ COUNCIL – REP. DE JESUS

A party-list lawmaker is proposing for the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to be included in the council recently established by the government to ensure the successful implementation of the “Balik Probinsya” program.  Rep. Presley de Jesus of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) Party-list made this call as he welcomes the institutionalization of the […]