Nine former New People's Army (NPA) fighters in Davao Del Sur received Tuesday PHP405,000 in checks under the government's firearm remuneration program or the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP).
Capt. Rhyan Batchar, 10th Infantry Division public affairs office chief, said the handover of the checks and weapons was held at Arnaldo's Hotel in
. Digos City
The rebel beneficiaries were Rodanny Ansudo, who was got PHP58,000 for turning over a serviceable AK-47 automatic rifle; Banases Mariano, PHP2,000 for surrendering a .357 revolver; Odoy Malbino, PHP45,000 for an M-16 automatic rifle and Bening Mental, PHP30,000 for one M-1 Garand carbine.
All of these men surrendered to troops of the 73rd Infantry Battalion.
While the five other ex-rebel beneficiaries who surrendered to the 39th Infantry Battalion were Roger Parasa, got PHP60,000 after he surrendered an M-14 rifle; Charlie Pasco, PHP60,000 for another M-14, while Roy Parasa, Cornelio Mampo and Guillier Ombaoy, got PHP50,000 for turning over their M-16 automatic rifles.
The amount given depends on the type and serviceability of the weapons, Batchar said.