Some 27 Leyte Former Rebels receive E-CLIP benefits

PALO, Leyte, Jan. 9 (PIA) -- Some 27 Former Rebels (FRs) from the Province of Leyte received their benefits during the Distribution of E-CLIP Benefits on December 29, 2020 at the Carigara, Leyte Municipal Hall.

The benefits will be of help to the 27 FRs, 23 of who are from Carigara town, three are from San Isidro and one from Hilongos, as they go back to their families and to mainstream society.

Ms. Vivian Claros, head of the Leyte Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office told the Philippine Information Agency that some 18 beneficiaries who were Militia ng Bayan, received P25,000 each; P10,000 from the Province of Leyte and P15,000 from the DILG.

Nine Former Rebels who were Regular NPA members, meanwhile, received P75,000 each; P10,000 from PLGU Leyte, P15,000 basic assistance from DILG and P50,000 livelihood assistance.

The activity was led by Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla, chair of Leyte PTF-ELCAC and Chair of EV Regional Development Council, and witnessed by Carigara Mayor Eduardo Ong, members of the Leyte Provincial Board, Heads of Government Agencies/Offices, Leyte PPO, Carigara MPS, 93rd Infantry Battalion, 14th Infantry Battalion, 802nd Bde and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

Once again, Governor Petilla called on the Leyteños  and Eastern Visayans to unite and work hand in hand with the government to put an end to the more than 50-year-old insurgency problem in this part of the country and attain peaceful and sustainable development in the communities.

Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) ensures that formel rebels can avail of a holistic package of benefits such as livelihood, medical, education, housing, and even legal assistance. (PIA-8)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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