27 former NPA rebels in Negros Occidental receive P769,000 aid

25/06/2022 11:15:00 AM

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The provincial government of Negros Occidental, through the Department of Interior and Local Government, turned over financial and livelihood assistance amounting to P769,000 to 27 former members of New People’s Army in the province Wednesday, June 22.

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TWENTY-seven former communist rebels receive cash and livelihood assistance amounting to P769,000 from the provincial government of Negros Occidental through the DILG in a ceremony held at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City Wednesday, June 22. (Photo courtesy of the Army 303rd IBde)

BACOLOD CITY – The provincial government of Negros Occidental, through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), turned over financial and livelihood assistance amounting to P769,000 to 27 former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the province Wednesday, June 22.

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(Photo courtesy of the Army 303rd IBde) BACOLOD CITY – The provincial government of Negros Occidental, through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), turned over financial and livelihood assistance amounting to P769,000 to 27 former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the province Wednesday, June 22. Gov. Police Lt. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of checks to the beneficiaries, in the presence of Brig. Marion Vincent Buenaflor, deputy police chief of Talisay City, said the half-naked victim was hogtied with a packaging tape while his face was covered with a cloth while lying on its side. Gen. A motorist who passed by the area found the victim around 12:55 a. Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the Army 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde); Roselyn Quintana, officer-in-charge of DILG-Negros Occidental, and other partner stakeholders at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol here.” When you dine in at any Chowking branch until July 28, you have the chance to be one of the 10 lucky winners who can win P2,000 worth of Chowking gift certificates weekly.

Nineteen former NPA rebels received a check for P570,000 for immediate and livelihood assistance while six others received P90,000 as members of the Militia ng Bayan (MB). and reported the grim discovery to the nearby police post. and reported the grim discovery to the nearby police post. Two former rebels also received cash assistance amounting to P109,000 for firearm remuneration. According to the Army, the immediate assistance is a component benefit of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), which provides a complete package of assistance to former rebels who were members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), NPA, and National Democratic Front (NDF) who surrendered to the government as well as their family members. Buenaflor said the victim has tattoos in the body, stands 5’4,” and between 20- to 30-years-old. Also included in the E-CLIP are halfway house assistance, Philhealth enrollment, and medical assistance, education assistance, housing assistance, Modified Conditional Cash Transfer, legal assistance, and healing and reconciliation initiatives. Police are awaiting the family or relatives of the victim to confirm his identity. Pasaporte said this step is just one of the many future endeavors of the local government, military, police, all partner agencies, and stakeholders as a holistic solution employing the whole-of-nation approach..  Your safety is Chowking’s priority whenever you dine in.

He thanked the unwavering support of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) to former rebels, whom, he said, were victims of the propaganda of the CPP-NPA-NDF. This is solid evidence that the local government is sincere in its commitment to allowing rebels to start anew, be able to live normal lives again, and unite with their families, Pasaporte said. He welcomed those who want to lay down their arms and also avail of the government programs. .