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Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair to make whistlestop in Laguna

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna (PIA) -- The Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) service caravan is set to make its fifth stop in Laguna on November 4 and 5, 2023 at the Laguna Sports Complex in Santa Cruz town.

A flagship project of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, the House of Representatives, and the Presidential Communications Office, the BPSF is the country’s biggest service caravan seeking to provide major government services to various communities nationwide. It hosts an array of programs such as Kadiwa ng Pangulo, Lab For All, various livelihood programs, social services, educational programs, and regulatory services, among others.

The BPSF in Laguna will be participated in by 40 government agencies with over 160 services and interventions for more than 70,000 expected participants from the province. The caravan offers free to minimal payment for an overarching set of services from health, social protection, agricultural, livelihood, educational, regulatory, legal, financial, among others.

In a press briefing on Friday, Office of the Speaker Deputy Secretary General Sofonias Gabonada Jr. said that Laguna is over 90% ready for the conduct of the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair and praised local leaders for their commitment to mounting the service caravan.

“It is not a joke to host a Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair… 170 programs and services, almost 60 government agencies, and anticipating over 69,000 beneficiaries across the province of Laguna. This is the biggest, the grandest, and the most meaningful service caravan that a government can provide to its people,” Gabonada said. 

He said P300 million worth of services had been allocated to the province from the national government agencies to be able to deliver initiatives and projects for the two-day fair.

“Out of the P300M, a cash assistance of P100M will be given across all agencies, majority to the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). You have another P100M to prime up the economy of Laguna, not just to provide services but also to make the economy of Laguna vibrant,” Gabonada added.

Laguna 2nd District Rep. Ruth Mariano Hernandez who serves as the local host for the Laguna leg, fully supports the Marcos administration’s aspiration of bringing more government services to the grassroots.

“Ito po ay brand ng governance and leadership ng ating current administration, ng ating mahal na Pangulo. Tanging layunin po ay ibaba ang lahat ng serbisyo, ilapit ang serbisyo sa lahat ng sulok ng ating bansa.”

She thanked Speaker Romualdez for being a proactive leader and in ensuring that all House members have their equal chance of serving their respective districts.

“Ang aming Speaker of the House, napaka-proactive. Ang trabaho po namin ay gumawa ng batas bilang lawmakers. Ang gusto po ng aming Speaker ay hindi natatapos sa apat na corners ng Session Hall. Gusto niya ay ilabas ang mga programa kaya tina-tap niya ang House members na ang mga programa at pondo na ipinagkakaloob sa House members ay maibababa at maipapadama sa ating mamamayan hanggang sa kasuluk-sulukan.”

The caravan is in accordance with Memorandum Circular No. 24 (s. 2023) which adapts ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ as the administration’s brand of governance and leadership and is mobilized by institutional unity for a deep and fundamental transformation and adaptation of comprehensive policy reforms within the government. (CH/PIA-Laguna)

(L-R) Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez, Office of the Speaker Deputy Secretary General Sofonias Gabonada Jr., and Laguna 2nd District Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez during a media briefing for the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair in Laguna on November 3, Friday in Calamba City, Laguna. The caravan's Laguna leg is set to be participated by almost 60 gov't agencies with 170 programs and services. (Christopher Hedreyda, PIA-Laguna)

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