DSWD Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Program

The “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa” program is designed to help the urban poor in Metro Manila return to their home provinces with comprehensive support.

It offers assistance with transportation, housing, livelihood, subsistence, and education to ensure a smooth transition.

This program focuses on boosting local industries, ensuring food security, developing infrastructure, and providing social welfare, healthcare, and employment opportunities.

Targeted at low-income families seeking better living conditions and economic stability, the program aims to decongest urban areas and promote balanced regional development.

Eligible families can expect a variety of support tailored to their needs, helping them to start a new life in the provinces.

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Balik Probinsya Program

What is Balik Probinsya?

The “Balik Probinsya” program encourages the urban poor from Metro Manila to return to their home provinces by offering various forms of support.

These supports include transportation, housing, livelihood, subsistence, and education.

The program aims to boost countryside development and provide a better future for Filipinos.

It was enacted through Executive Order No. 114, Series 2020, which institutionalized the program as a pillar of balanced regional development.

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Focus of the Program

The Balik Probinsya program focuses on four key areas:

  1. Empowerment of Local Industries: Encouraging the growth and development of local businesses and industries.
  2. Food Security and Agricultural Productivity: Ensuring that relocated families have access to food and can engage in agricultural activities.
  3. Development of Infrastructure: Building and improving infrastructure to support the needs of relocated families and their communities.
  4. Social Welfare, Health, and Employment: Providing access to social services, healthcare, and employment opportunities.

Target Beneficiaries

The program targets low-income families who decide to move out of Metro Manila and other urbanized cities due to various circumstances such as:

  • Desire to resettle in identified rural provinces.
  • Loss of job or income source.
  • Unsafe living conditions (e.g., living on the streets, under bridges).
  • Exposure to health and safety risks, including pandemics and natural disasters.

Types of Assistance

The Balik Probinsya program provides assistance to individuals, families, and communities.

Assistance to Individuals

For individuals, the program offers:

  • Transportation Assistance: PHP 3,000 to PHP 5,000 or the actual cost of transportation and limited food assistance while in transit through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS).
  • Livelihood Assistance: Up to PHP 15,000 for individual referrals and walk-in clients under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), provided they are not eligible for support from other agencies like the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Assistance to Families

Family assistance depends on the assessment of DSWD social workers and local social welfare offices and includes:

  • Transportation/Relocation Assistance: PHP 3,000 to PHP 35,000 for moving properties and belongings to the new location.
  • Transitory Family Support Package: PHP 10,000 to PHP 70,000 to cover food and non-food items during the transition.
  • Transitory Shelter Assistance: Rental subsidy of PHP 120,000 to PHP 250,000 per year, for up to two years, while waiting for National Housing Authority (NHA) housing.
  • Livelihood Settlement Grant: Up to PHP 50,000 as start-up capital for livelihood and economic activities for families not covered by other agencies.
  • Psychosocial Support: Dialogues and specialized sessions to prepare families for reintegration into their hometowns.

Assistance to Communities

Community grants help local government units (LGUs) develop or rehabilitate resettlement areas.

The package includes:

  • Municipal Grant Allocation: Up to PHP 7.5 million for basic services.
  • Social Preparation Activities: Up to PHP 500,000 per municipality.
  • Capacity Building Intervention: Up to PHP 300,000 per municipality for training volunteers and Barangay/Municipal LGUs.

Note: Community projects and grants depend on the DSWD’s participatory situational analysis of the community.

Step-by-Step Guide to Avail of this Program

There are two ways to apply for the Balik Probinsya Program (BPP): online and through your barangay. Here’s a breakdown of both methods:

A. Online Application

Step 1: Check the Official Website

Go to the official BP2 website at https://bp2.nha.gov.ph/.

Step 2: Click “Apply”

Navigate to the top right corner of the homepage and click the “Apply” button.

Step 3: Fill Out the Balik Probinsya Form

You will be redirected to the application form. Carefully fill out all the required details.

Step 4: Provide Personal Information

Enter your full name, current address, SSS/GSIS number, TIN, contact details, and select one technical skill from the provided options.

Step 5: Indicate Destination Details

Specify your chosen province (where you intend to return), whether you are moving alone or with family, and the reason for applying.

Step 6: List Contact Persons

Include three contact persons, such as the head of your family, your spouse/partner (if applicable), and a friend or family member.

Step 7: Complete the Assessment

Answer the questions regarding your decision to move back to the province and your preferred technical skills to learn.

Step 8: Agree to Terms and Conditions

Read and agree to the program’s terms and conditions.

Step 9: Submit Your Application

Once all details are filled in, click the “Submit” button.

Step 10: Wait for a Response

You will receive an email or a call from a BPP Program representative with further instructions. You may also be able to check your application status online or through barangay personnel.

B. Barangay Application

Step 1: Locate the BP2 Center

Find the nearest Balik Probinsya Program center in your barangay.

Step 2: Inquire About Requirements

Ask the barangay personnel about the current requirements and important details for the program.

Step 3: Fill Out Forms

The BP personnel will provide the necessary application and assessment forms. Fill them out accurately with the required information.

Step 4: Submit Your Application

Hand over the completed forms to the barangay personnel.

Step 5: Documentation and Photo

The barangay personnel will verify your documents and take your photo.

Step 6: Wait for Instructions

Wait for further instructions from the program representatives.

Additional Notes

  • Eligibility Criteria: Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the BP2 program. This information can be found on the official website or by inquiring at your barangay center.
  • Updates: Always refer to the official website for the most current application process and requirements.
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This video documents the preparations to guarantee that all beneficiaries receive the necessary services and accommodation during the upcoming rollouts of the Balik Probinsya Program. The focus is on ensuring a smooth and effective implementation process for all recipients.


Contact Information: DSWD Central Office

For more information about the Balik Probinsya program, you can contact the DSWD Central Office at:

  • Address: Batasan Pambansa Complex, Constitution Hills, Quezon City
  • Phone: (02) 931-8101 to 07
  • Email: inquiry@dswd.gov.ph
  • Website: www.dswd.gov.ph 
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The Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa program offers a promising opportunity for low-income families in Metro Manila and other urban areas to start anew in their home provinces.

By providing comprehensive support and assistance, the program aims to improve the quality of life for beneficiaries and promote balanced regional development.

If you or someone you know is considering relocating to the province, the Balik Probinsya program might be the key to a brighter future.

For more information and updates, don’t hesitate to reach out to the DSWD or visit their official website.

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