Former Kalinga rebel receives assistance under ECLIP

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, May 10 (PIA) - - A  former rebel received assistance under the Enhanced Community Local Integration Program  of the government for returning to the folds of law. 

The rebel returnee received a total of Php165,000.00- Php15,000 as immediate assistance, Php50,000 livelihood assistance and Php100,000 remuneration of  firearm surrendered).

The former rebel is grateful he was given the chance to be re-integrated to mainstream society,  and expressed  his regret for joining the CPP-NPA for nothing. He said he will invest the assistance he received on hog raising.

Governor Ferdinand Tubban, who was represented by Provincial Administrator Atty. William Puday Jr. during the turn-over,  said the intervention is in response to the reasons why some people join the CPP-NPA – poverty.
“If all the remaining NPAs surrender, it means a lot to the progress of the province since the assistance they will receive will surely contribute to the solution of other problems like employment, income disparity and justice among others,” Tubban said. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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