City to ink MOA with DSWD for BalikProbinsya, BP2 program
TO encourage the return of families presently stranded in the National Capital Region(NCR) due to the pandemic, the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir JoaquinV. Uy approved an ordinance authorizing Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and signthe Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD).
The MOA covers the collaboration of the parties in the implementation of DSWD’s BalikProbinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) program in the city.
The program aims to provide assistance to support the immediate needs of BalikProbinsya Bagong Pag-Asa clients as a result of their relocation to the local government units. The parties shall assist the clients in their transition and adjustments to their new lives through the provision of appropriate psycho-social interventions, and facilitate the coordinated efforts of the DSWD-10 and the city in providing comprehensive support services to families upon return to the province.
Under the MOA, DSWD-10 shall closely coordinate with the City Social Welfare andDevelopment Office (CSWD) in the implementation of the case management plan for the family beneficiaries, provide the needed technical assistance to CSWD, and facilitate the release of the identified financial assistance to the beneficiary families.
For its part, the city, through CSWD shall assist in providing case management services and other related interventions to the beneficiary families, document the activities and services provide to them, and furnish family post-placement reports on the interventions programs provided to Kalahi-CIDDS Regional Program ManagementOffice (RPMO) and other relevant offices of government, in coordination with the concerned barangays to ensure that the beneficiary family will have smooth transition during their return and undertake monitoring activities.
The BP2 beneficiary families must commit to reside in the housing units provided by the government and the members of the family must endeavor to properly manage the same, and provide DSWD-10 and the city all the needed assistance and cooperation related to the program.