Twenty-four rebel returnees from the Province of Bukidnon receive financial assistance through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) during the conduct of the Joint Region 10 Regional Development Council- Regional Peace and Order Council (RDC-RPOC) Meeting, June 28.
This was done in the presence of PCOO Sec. Jose Ruperto Martin M. Andanar, DILG ASEC Manuel B. Felix, RPOC 10 Chairperson Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, Deputy Director General USEC Rufino S. Lopez, and DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, among other dignitaries.
Through E-CLIP, the surrenderees received financial assistance ranging from P15,000 to P105,000 , depending on the benefits they are entitled to claim.
E-CLIP provides complete package of assistance to former rebels who were members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front (NDF), as well as their family members, who have surrendered to the government to abandon armed struggle and become productive members of the society.
With this, DILG 10 RD Agabe said that the government urges for more rebels to surrender while incentives through the E-CLIP are still available.
“I hope our rebels will grab this opportunity in starting a new life while the government is still providing financial assistance, including other necessary assistance which will be deemed necessary for them to improve the quality of their lives,” RD Agabe said.
Further, he assured that, through the delivery of social services by various government agencies, the surrenderees together with their family, will benefit from it.