On 6 May 2020, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Executive Order No. 114 (s.2020) entitled: “INSTITUTIONALIZING THE BALIK PROBINSYA, BAGONG PAG-ASA PROGRAM AS A PILLAR OF BALANCED REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CREATING A COUNCIL THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”
BALIK PROBINSYA, BAGONG PAG-ASA PROGRAM aims to provide hope for a better future to Filipinos through equity in resources throughout the country that will boost countryside development.
This program is geared towards addressing Metro Manila’s congested urban areas by encouraging people, especially informal settlers to return to their home provinces and assist them in this transition with support and incentives on transportation, family, livelihood, housing, subsistence and education, among others.
Government agencies will be all hands on deck in ensuring the continuous improvement of economies and quality of life in the provinces with the program’s long term plans on various investments in infrastructure, agriculture, business, transportation and access to a responsive healthcare system. Local governments will be empowered to effectively manage crises to come and build resilient communities