Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair aims to aid 100,000 Ilonggos
MANILA, Philippines – The Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF), an initiative of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., has commenced in Iloilo, with expectations to assist nearly 100,000 residents.
The event, held at Guimbal National High School in the Municipality of Guimbal from December 9 to 10, aggregates over a hundred services offered by the Marcos administration.
Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, a key figure in the BPSF, emphasized the need for accessible government services in his keynote address.
“Ang administrasyon ng ating mahal na Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ay handang tumulong sa lahat ng nangangarap at kumikilos para sa mas magandang buhay. Ito po ang pangako ng Bagong Pilipinas – isang nagkakaisang pamahalaan na hindi naghihintay,” he stated.
Romualdez, who also leads the 300-plus member House of Representatives, highlighted the significance of the Serbisyo Fair in fulfilling government promises. The fair is seen as a response to the logistical challenges many citizens face in accessing services, especially those in remote areas.
According to Romualdez, the fair combines various government branches to expedite the delivery of essential information and services. “Halos lahat ng inyong pangangailangan — sa kalusugan, kabuhayan, trabaho, pag-aaral — narito po ngayon sa Serbisyo Fair,” he noted.
The BPSF, launched earlier this year in Biliran, is part of the House of Representatives’ support for President Marcos’ Bagong Pilipinas campaign. This campaign focuses on unified institutions and comprehensive policy reforms aimed at economic recovery.
Romualdez expressed gratitude to all participating government agencies and underscored the program’s success in bringing services closer to the people. Over 80,000 beneficiaries registered on the first day in Iloilo alone.
The service caravan, executed in collaboration with local officials including Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor and several Iloilo Representatives, offers a range of services from 51 government agencies. These services include social assistance, financial aid, and regulatory functions, as well as financial grants like the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) and the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).
The BPSF also aims to enhance government service efficiency and increase public awareness of various programs. A Pasasalamat Concert with free admission is scheduled at the Guimbal National High School Track and Field Oval, expected to attract around 10,000 attendees.
With ambitions to reach all 82 provinces and aid 2 million beneficiaries, the Serbisyo Caravan represents a significant effort to reshape the public service landscape in the Philippines.
This article was generated with the aid of artificial intelligence and reviewed by an editor.