Six Former Rebels (FRs) received cash assistance amounting to P2.5 Million under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) during the ECLIP Awarding Ceremony held at Sweet Mommy’s Restaurant, Brgy. Pala-o, Iligan City on Wednesday, November 16.
Under the ECLIP, every FR has received financial support in the form of immediate assistance worth P15,000 immediate assistance and livelihood assistance worth P50,000. The total amount of cash assistance awarded reached P390,000.
These FRs were part of this year’s E-CLIP grants by the DILG Iligan City. The said program aims to assist rebels who have surrendered to restore their allegiance to the Philippine government and further reintegrate into mainstream society.
OIC – City Director Maria Maida Daniot, led the ceremonial awarding and check distribution to Former Rebels, assisted by Mayor Frederick Siao, and BGen Rey Alemania, together with his staff from the Philippine Army. She also encouraged the former insurgents to spread the news about the government and, eventually, return to the folds of the law.
The government has reached out to marginalized communities in remote barangays. Roads and other public infrastructures were constructed as part of the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) projects to provide additional social services.
Pursuant to Administrative Order no. 10, s. of 2018, the ECLIP provides a complete package of assistance to FRs who were members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), as well as their immediate family members, who have expressed their desire to abandon armed struggle and become productive members of the society. (𝘋𝘐𝘓𝘎 𝘐𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 | 𝘔. 𝘙𝘢𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘯)