PRRD signs EO. No. 114 on Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program

PRRD signs EO. No. 114 on Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 4, 2020. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Wednesday Executive Order No. 114 institutionalizing the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program. The program aims for equal economic development, opportunities, and jobs in different regions of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“[T]o reverse migration to the NCR and other congested metropolises, as well as to attain rural prosperity through equitable distribution of wealth, resources and opportunities, a balanced regional development program to foster socially cohesive, resilient and sustainable rural communities needs to be institutionalized,” a part of the EO read.

Based on the EO, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will be the Chairperson of the council and will be joined by other agencies of the government. – Report from Mela Lesmoras / ptvnews.ph

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