Jose Pableo, 66, a BP2 beneficiary in Cabusao, Camarines Sur receives the Livelihood
Settlement Grant for his sari-sari store. (Photo by Ram Joseph S. Zaragoza, Administrative
Assistant I)

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 5 provided Livelihood Settlement Grants amounting to PHP 963,255.00 to 21 families in Camarines Sur under the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program.

The Livelihood Settlement Grant is a start-up capital for the establishment or continuity of livelihood and economic activities for eligible families.

Ms. Rosalie M. Barizo, Regional Program Coordinator (RPC) said that a BP2 beneficiary may receive a grant up to PHP 50,000.00 depending on the assessment of DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) staff of his eligibility.

“Aside from the livelihood assistance, the beneficiaries also received transportation assistance, transitory family support package, and/or transitory shelter assistance as part of their transition phase in their respective communities,” she added.

The beneficiaries were identified and assessed based on the generated list of applicants using the registration system of the National Housing Authority (NHA).

Interested families or individuals may apply through the official website of BP2 program at or visit the nearest Balik Probinsya Center in the barangay.

On the other hand, individuals or families who have already returned to their respective local government units with the intention to permanently reside therein may also register in the BP2 program through the Local Social Welfare and Development Office (LSWDO). An assessment will be also conducted by the LSWDO to determine the eligibility of an applicant to receive specific assistance package from the program.


The BP2 program is one of the support measures to decongest urban poor communities. It also aims to provide opportunities to families from urban areas who are affected by the pandemic, displaced workers, or susceptible to health and safety risks and other environmental hazards.

The department provides various types of services such as transportation assistance, and livelihood assistance for individual recipients. For family beneficiaries, the agency offers transportation assistance, transitory family support package, livelihood settlement grants, transitory shelter assistance, and/or psycho-social support while community grants for municipalities with more than 20 family beneficiaries.