Half-way house for former rebels soon to rise in Kalinga

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- A half-way house will soon rise in the province to serve as temporary shelter for former rebels enrolled under the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP).

 

Max Mayer Adong, provincial Department of Interior and Local Government director, recently handed to Acting Gov. James Edduba a check worth P5 million for the construction of the facility at the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office compound here.

Gemma Bawanta of DILG said former rebels enrolled under CLIP may stay at the half-way house while processing their papers and undergoing counseling. Those who fear going back to their place of origin on repercussion of their surrender can stay at the half-way house, she added.

At present, there are 39 former rebels enrolled under CLIP awaiting their full integration to mainstream society, Bawanta informed.

Meanwhile, CLIP council members awarded livelihood assistance to 15 Militia ng Bayan (MB) surrenderees during the Kapehan program last week. This now brings to a total of 69 MB members facilitated under CLIP.

Lt. Col. Guliver Señires, Commanding Officer of the 50th Infantry Battalion, said 50 of MBs who earlier surrendered joined the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU). (JDP/Peter A. Balocnit-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

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