Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair launched, aims to serve 400,000 Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines–President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. spearheaded the Grand Launch of the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) in four provinces, offering more than 60 services from various government agencies with a fund of at least P1 billion.
The initiative aims to provide easier access to government services, particularly in remote areas, benefitting over 400,000 Filipinos initially.
Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, a key organizer of the BPSF, emphasized the importance of proactive government agencies in serving citizens.
He highlighted the success of the dry run in Biliran last month and expressed confidence that Marcos’s involvement in the Grand Launch would inspire all participants, especially those in government.
The BPSF, organized by the national secretariat consisting of the Office of the President, the Office of the Speaker, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), and the House of Representatives, originally planned as a two-day event, has been extended to run until Friday due to overwhelming response.
As of Saturday morning, 293,046 portal-registered Filipinos had already participated, and registration is ongoing, with the number expected to surpass 400,000 in the coming days.
The BPSF, regarded as the country’s largest service caravan, simultaneously launched in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Nabua, Camarines Sur; Tolosa, Leyte; and Poblacion Monkayo, Davao de Oro. President PBBM led the launch in Camarines Sur, while Speaker Romualdez led the event in Leyte.
Over 60 government services were made available during the grand launch, covering various sectors such as social services, livelihood, education, and regulatory functions. These services aim to address the diverse needs of the Filipino population, especially those living in remote areas. The BPSF plans to visit all 82 provinces in the country to serve millions of beneficiaries.
Some of the major services provided during the BPSF include:
- Enrollment in TUPAD or GIP
- Legal counseling
- Distribution of farm inputs and machinery
- Tulong Dunong Program
- TESDA scholarships and program enrollment
- Financial assistance programs
- Kadiwa Stores
- SB Corp. services for MSMEs
- Educational assistance
- LTO driver’s license renewal
- DFA passport application
- NBI clearance application
- Police clearance application
- LTOPF renewal/application
- PSA birth certificate application
- Pag-ibig membership and housing loan
- SSS membership application
- GSIS UMID application
- Postal ID application
- National ID application
- PhilHealth consultation
- Public service training
- PRC renewal
- PAO free legal services
- PhilHealth registration
The organizers believe that the BPSF will directly benefit the people and foster a rewarding experience for public servants involved in the initiative.
This article was generated with the aid of artificial intelligence and reviewed by an editor.