167 solons attend BPSF


Members of the House of Representatives described the presence of 167 lawmakers in the recent Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, as an “unprecedented show of unity”, with former president and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also in attendance.

“Buhay na buhay ang Uniteam sa Tagum City, Davao del Norte! What we have seen is an unprecedented show of unity among lawmakers for a program that highlights our commitment to bringing essential government services directly to the people, ensuring that no Filipino is left behind,” said Davao Oriental Rep. Cheeno Miguel Almario, who was one of those present at the BPSF in Davao del Norte June 6.

A total of P913 million worth of government services and financial assistance was rolled out to 250,000 residents in Davao del Norte, the biggest number of beneficiaries recorded, so far, in all of the 19 installments of the BPSF.

A primary program spearheaded by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, the BPSF has been instrumental in delivering financial aid, livelihood assistance, and other critical government services to various regions and provinces.

“The fair in Davao del Norte is a testament to the Marcos administration’s dedication to serving its citizens and the efforts of the House of Representatives, under Romualdez, in fostering national development through direct engagement and support,” Almario said in a House press release.

Zambales Rep. Doris Maniquiz said the attendance of the 167 House members is an inspiring show of unity; she also noted a remarkable turnout of beneficiaries. “During the event, we witnessed firsthand the positive impact of government welfare and social amelioration programs on the lives of Filipino families.”

Manila Rep. Ernesto Dionisio, who was also present during the BPSF in Davao del Norte, said he has personally seen how the activity serves as a crucial platform for connecting government services with the needs of the people. ||