BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 26 (PIA) – Two former rebel and Militia ng Bayan received financial assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) of the government.
Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. turned over last June 17, 2020 the financial assistance released by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) which is in charge of the ECLIP.
Jennifer Licyayo of the DILG office here said the former regular member of the New People’s Army (NPA) received a check amounting to P155, 000.00 covering the immediate assistance of P15, 000.00, livelihood assistance of P50, 000.00 and firearm remuneration of P90, 000.00.
The former Militia ng Bayan member, meanwhile, received a check amounting to P115, 000.00 which covers the immediate assistance of P15, 000.00 and fire arm remuneration of P100, 000.00.
Under the ECLIP, Militia ng Bayan is only eligible to an immediate assistance of P15, 000.00 and a firearm remuneration of surrendered firearm/s while the regular member is eligible to an immediate assistance of P15, 000.00, livelihood assistance in the amount of P50, 000.00, and firearm remuneration of surrendered firearm.
According to Provincial Social Welfare Officer Miguela Angwani, the former rebel invested the livelihood assistance to his daughter’s business as additional capital. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)