Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair up in Region 2

With the aim of the government delivering quality services closer to clients, Cagayan Valley is all set for the biggest and largest serbisyo caravan in the country.

“Get ready to explore and avail of the many government programs and services conveniently, all in one place, through the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Caravan,” DTI Regional Director Lea Pulido Ocampo said.

All agencies, during the last coordination meeting, assured their readiness for the event.

Among the lined-up activities are Rise Up Financing, Online Business Name Registration, Barangay Micro Business Name Registration, One Town, One Product (OTOP) Mini Fair, Diskwento Caravan, Product Standard Showcase, and Negosyo Center Business Counseling Services.

All set for the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair will almost 25 government agencies to deliver their programs, projects and services.

Pulido said one should not miss this opportunity to enjoy government services all in one place.

Scheduled for November 25–26, it’s a weekend celebration as government service providers will share their best and most-sought programs with the populace.

The Department of Health (DOH) will share their “Lab for All” program, or the giving of free medical services to the people. It’s an initiative of the government geared towards the realization of universal health care that will guarantee that all Filipinos have equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare goods and services and the opportunity to have financial risk protection. There will also be a turnover of medical equipment and the distribution of wheelchairs.

For the Department of Agriculture (DA), there will be the distribution of financial assistance for farmers, the distribution of seeds and fertilizers, and farm equipment and machinery. Products of farmers and fishermen will also be on sale through the KADIWA ng Pangulo as a way to help our local products sell their produce and for our consumers to avail of affordable, fresh, and pesticide-safe products.

Bagong Pilipinas (new Philippines) is the brand of governance of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. characterized by a “principled, accountable and dependable government reinforced by unified institutions of society, whose common objective is to realize the goals and aspirations of every Filipino.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will also turn over fish cages, fish feeds, and fingerlings for the distribution and sale of seafood. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will distribute assistance for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs); provide assistance to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Indigenous Peoples (IPs), teachers, the transport sector, and fishermen; and collaborate with partner agencies.

Other agencies, like the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), the National Food Authority (NFA), and the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), will also render their programs and services during the two-day caravan.

Agencies like the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will also provide livelihood, educational, and other services to the attendees.

Other regulatory functions of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Land Transportation Office (LTO), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

The Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth, Government Service Insurance (GSIS), and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will also be sharing their programs and services.

Director Pulido said this is, so far, one of the biggest caravans ever conducted, where all agencies of the government are gathered together. (GVB/PIA)

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