Now on its 10th year of implementation, 26 former rebels continue to avail of the program with the renewal of their contracts. The recipients receive monthly honorarium of Php 5,500 in exchange of community services that they render in their barangays under the supervision of their respective barangay chairpersons.
The provincial livelihood program of former rebels started in 2011 with 42 beneficiaries.
Under this program, a monthly honorarium of P5, 000.00 is given to a qualified rebel returnee in exchange for the community service he or she performs in the barangays such as cleaning of roads and pathways.
In 2019, the monthly honorarium was increased to P5, 500.00.
Before the release of the honorarium, the beneficiaries are required to submit monthly accomplishment report and daily time record approved by their respective barangay chairpersons.
Every year, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office conduct a year-end evaluation which is participated by the program beneficiaries. (PIA Mt. Province with reports from PLGU)
By PIA Mt. Province