Former rebel gets P85,000 cash assistance

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 25 (PIA) -- A former rebel (FR) from the province was awarded P85,000 from the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) during the January 8 Kapehan here.

 

The assistance given represents livelihood capital, firearm remuneration, and immediate assistance.

In his short message after receiving the cheque, the FR thanked the CLIP council, Gov. Jocel Baac and other government officials present and promised to make good use of the money.   

“I have regrets joining the NPA. I promise not to embrace again their ideology or join them. I will invest this money to raise pigs to earn income for my family,” the FR said.

President Rodrigo Duterte has been urging members of the NPA to surrender assuring them government’s protection and assistance as they begin to immerse in the civilian way of life. He has vowed an inclusive government for all as he welcomed two NPA rebel returnees in Davao City recently.

Meanwhile, 1Lt. John Rey Caumban of the 50IB Civil-Military Operations Office  reiterated their appeal for public cooperation in tracing down NPAs while warning civilians that any direct or indirect connection with the NPA terrorist group constitutes violation of Republic Act 9372 referred to as the “Anti-Terrorism Law”. Peter A. Balocnit (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

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