A total of 22 families who were enrolled in the government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program will each receive a maximum of PHP50,000 in livelihood settlement grant once they return to the municipality of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte.
Mart Sambalud, town information officer, said Tuesday they were just waiting for the confirmation of the returning families’ arrival in their town.
“There is no advice on their arrival yet, but it is currently being processed,” he told Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday.
Sambalud said one family had availed of the BP2 assistance when they arrived in the town in April this year.
He added that the Sto. Tomas local government unit (LGU) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) earlier inked a memorandum of agreement to formally implement the BP2 program in the town.
“We are thankful to DSWD because we became an implementer of the BP2 program. The help you extend to the families will help them start their lives here in Sto. Tomas,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said. Read More