Monday, September 26, 2016

14 Former Rebels Receive Livelihood

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur— Fourteen (14) former members of New People’s Army (NPA) who surrendered to 73rd Infantry Battalion (73IB) received a total of ₱700,000.00 livelihood assistance from the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) of the Province of Davao del Sur during the flag raising ceremony held at Provincial Coliseum, Davao del Sur on September 26, 2016.

In a simple awarding ceremony, Hon. Douglas Cagas, Governor of Davao del Sur and Chairman of CLIP Committee, Provincial Director Remedios Baldovino of DILG, Col Tyne Banas, Commander 1002nd Brigade and Lt. Col. Ronnie Babac, Commander 73IB handed-in the check worth ₱50,000.00 to each of the fourteen (14) former rebels.

Aside from the livelihood assistance, the awardees also received their immediate cash assistance worth ₱15,000.00 each during the Former Rebels Peace Summit-Davao del Sur last April 27, 2016 held at Mer Grande Beach Resort, Toril, Davao City.

“The livelihood assistance awarded to the former rebels (FRs) is a successful collaborative effort of the provincial government, PNP-Davao del Sur and 73IB in support to the unit’s mission and government’s effort of permanent and peaceful closure of all armed conflict in the country” Lt. Col. Babac said.

Source: Civil Military Operations Office, 73rd Infantry Battalion, 10th Infantry Division, Philippine Army

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