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Regional Development Council for the BP2 Program (Oct. 30, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 30 October 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, as Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS), urges concerned government agencies to craft needed guidelines, including tasking and manning, to effectively implement the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) program in the Cordilleras during a special meeting of the Regional Development Council of the Cordillera Administrative Region (RDC) for the BP2 program, held on October 30 at the DA-CAR, Baguio City.

During the council meeting, he encouraged the different implementing agencies to work together to pursue the effective execution of the program intended to provide short, medium, and long-term interventions to Filipinos affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

BP2 kicked off in May, with 112 participants who were brought back safely to Leyte. However, it was temporarily put on hold due to the influx of locally stranded individuals who wish to avail of the program. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)