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Iriga: 400 BP2 Program beneficiaries in Bicol receive the aid

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A total of 400 beneficiaries of the Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program in Bicol Region received the Transitory Family Support Packages amounting to Php 15,392,750.00.

The Department conducted payouts in 34 municipalities and cities from June 29, 2022 until July 27, 2022.

The Transitory Family Support Package is a financial support ranging from Php 10,000.00 to Php 50,000.00 that will cover the food and nonfood items needed by the family during the transition phase.

According to Katrina Maria Dagta, Social Welfare Officer III, the Regional Office conducted payouts to dispatch families that were assessed by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office and beneficiaries who have already returned from November 2019 until present that were identified by their respective Local Government Units (LGUs).

“The family beneficiaries may get different amounts of Transitory Family Support Packages depending on the number of family members and number of school children,” she clarified.

Dagta also said that interested families or individuals may apply through the official website of BP2 program at www.balikprobinsya.gov.ph or visit the LSWDO for intake and assessment.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The BP2 Program is one of the support measures being implemented by DSWD Kapit – Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) to decongest urban poor communities. It also aims to provide opportunities to families from urban areas who are affected by
the pandemic, displaced workers, or those who are susceptible to health and safety risks and other environmental hazards.

The program provides transportation assistance, transitory family support package, livelihood settlement grants, transitory shelter assistance, and/or psycho-social support to family beneficiaries while community grants may be provided for municipalities with more than twenty (20) BP2 family beneficiaries.

The assistance provided will be based on the assessment of the LGU social workers. Other National Government Agencies (NGAs), as members of the Regional BP2 Program Committee, also provides complementary assistance to eligible families.

Source: DSWD Press Release

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