Tuesday, September 15, 2020

14 Former Rebels Receive Cash Assistance from PLGU DavSur

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur - A total of 14 former rebels received financial assistance from the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) and Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) as part of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program Assistance (E-CLIP) on September 14, 2020 at the Provincial Coliseum, Brgy. Matti, Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Each of the former rebels received Cash Assistance amounting to P10,000.00.

The cash assistance were formally handed over by Vice Governor Marc Cagas IV of Davao del Sur, Mika Tan Magtulis, OIC PD, DILG, Geraldine S. Lano, PD, PSWDO, Lenevic M. Poresores, E-CLIP Focal Person of PSWDO Davao del Sur, LTC GEOFFREY M CARANDANG INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 39th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Atmy, and PLTCOL ROWEN R PORNOBE, Chief, POMU, DSPPO.

“Nagpasalamat ko sa gobyerno sa tabang na gihatag sa amoa, dako ug tabang ang among nadawat na kwarta para sa amoang kinabuhi, nanghangyo ako sa akoang kauban na naa pa diha sa sulod na mosurrender namo kay naa diri ang tinood na gobyerno,” alias Apple said who is one of the recepients. 

"This is a solid evidence that the Local Government of Davao Del Sur is sincere in ending the Local Communist Armed Conflict. We also commend these Former Rebels who are courageous enough to leave the Communist Terrorist Organization despite the standing threat to silence them. We are grateful to the people of Davao Del Sur who untiringly provide relevant information on the disposition of the Communist Terrorist Group. We also encourage them to deliver information regarding the benefits of E-CLIP to the group, for the people are the most efficient medium of transmitting this information,” 39IB Commander, Lt. Col. Carandang said.

The recipients were further subjected to detailed profiling in order to process additional assistance for their family especially to their children.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 39th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA

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