Beneficaries of the AquaPonics solar - powered system in a photo opt with Mayor Benjamin Magalong (backrow second from right) and BFAR - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey ( frontrow left). (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and personnel at the TTMF led by Dr. Nora Ruiz leads simple send-off ceremony for six recovered patients discharged from the Provincial Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.(photos from Benguet Governor’s Office)

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong commends the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for its Urban Aquaponics project with vegetable and fish production as he assures the city government's support to this project that helps ensure food sufficency and availability. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA-CAR OIC Regional Director Cameron Odsey with ACT-CIS Representative anf Benguet Legislative Caretaker Eric Go Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas turn over assiatnce to farmer beneficiaries in the province of Benguet , and to DSWD-CAR for the implementation of the Gulayan sa Barangay for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and rge Department of Education Benguet for the Gulayan sa Paaralan programon at the Benguet Capitol on August 27, 2020. (RMC-PIA-CAR)

Two militias receive benefits under ECLIP

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Aug 22(PIA) - - Government awarded  financial assistance to two Militia ng Bayan enrollees to the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) on Friday  at Capitol here. 


A  22- year old  male  from  Apatan, Pinukpuk received P50,000 for his hog raising livelihood plus P15,000 immediate assistance. The  28 year- old married woman from Bagumbayan, Tabuk city also received P50,000 for her palay production livelihood and P15,000 immediate assistance. 


Governor Ferdinand Tubban awarded the  benefits witnessed by ECLIP members - DILG Provincial Director Mayer Max Adong, PNP Provincial Director Davy Vicente Limmong, Capt. Ben Cawa of 503rd Brigade, PSWDO Digna Dalutag, and Peter Balocnit of the Philippine Information Agency with the special presence of Pinukpuk Police Chief Master Sergeant Johnny Yogyog. 
The provincial local government unit (LGU) during their profiling earlier gave the duo P5,000 each and 25 kilos of rice. 

Tubban welcomed the  former militia members  hoping for others who are still undecided to resurface . The government he said  is open for rebel returnees to rejoin mainstream society,. 
He said what was awarded is a start-up for  them  to engage in livelihood. The LGU will still look on  their other needs. 
Tubban advised the two to still engage on other income generating livelihood. “Nu gagetam ket mabiyag ka ken awan papanana nu di ag progreso. Mabalin met agtaraken ti manok wenno dadduma nga dingwen, ken nu adda bassit nga daga nu mulaam, dakkel itulong na ti pamilya,” he said.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Digna Dalutag also assured the enrollees of other assistance like training or accessing them to the services of agencies. “We hope that your respective livelihood will prosper. You expect us to monitor their progress,” she said.
Provincial PNP Director Davy Vicente Limmong congratulated the  two for coming back to the folds of the law and  challenged them to become models for others to emulate especially those who are still connected with the New People’s Army.
 He assured them that the PNP will provide security if their lives are endangered or being threatened  by their former comrades.
Captain Ben Cawa of the 503rd Brigade thanked  the  two returnees  of their wise decision. “Awan met naala yo idi adda kayo ti banbantay, sunga salamat unay ta napanunut yo nga nagsubli ti sidung ti gobyerno,” he said.
Yogyog who exerted efforts in facilitating the return of  the male returnee  expressed Pinukpuk Municipal Station’s gratitude for trusting them during the process of convincing him to enroll under ECLIP.
Meanwhile, Provincial DILG Director Mayer Max Adong encouraged the enrollees to join the Kalinga Returnees Association in order to avail of services offered by government offices to organized groups. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

By Peter A. Balocnit



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