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Former members of the New People's Army (NPA) who have returned to the law, received cash and livelihood assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of DILG.
The ECLIP Committee distributed immediate cash assistance and livelihood support to five former members of the New People's Army (NPA) who returned to lawful life. The Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of DILG aims to provide support to former rebels and help them start new lives. The financial assistance provided to the beneficiaries will enable them to start small businesses and meet their daily needs.
During the ceremony, Provincial Director Myra Moral-Soriano expressed gratitude to the PSWDO, PNP, and AFP for their contributions and support to the E-CLIP program. She also thanked the national government for continuing the program to assist former rebels. She urged the former rebels not to be influenced again by communist terrorist groups and instead work with the government to maintain peace and development.
Prov'l/Social Welfare & Development Officer Elizabeth G. Estiller-Baybayan announced that all 11 district hospitals will cater to patients or clients who are marginalized sector free of charge
One of the beneficiaries, Alyas Ka-Bimbo/Karding, expressed gratitude to DILG and the national government for the assistance provided, stating that it would significantly help him and his family build a peaceful life away from violence and fear.
Other notable attendees at the ceremony were handler PMAJ Karl Marlo Sanchez, Police Captain Jacqueline Pelayo Corporal Ernie E. Mauro Philippine Army - Civil Affairs NCO, and 1ST Lieutenant Patricia Louise Ochate, Civil Military Operation Officer.