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57 FRs get aid from NegOcc NTF-ELCAC

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (PIA) –- Some 57 former rebels from the different local government units in the province received food packs and cash assistance from the government as part of the initiative of the Negros Occidental National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government is committed to assist and support the FRs as they re-integrate into society while the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) assistance from the national government is being processed.

“It is my utmost aspiration that more of our Negrense brothers and sisters in the armed struggle will come back and join us as partners in the achievement of our inclusive peace and development agenda,” Lacson said.

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) Program of the Department of Social Welfare and 

Development (DSWD) initiated the distribution of P5,000 each to the former rebels aside from food packs.

AICS serves as a social safety net or a stop-gap mechanism meant to support the recovery of individuals and families from unexpected crises such as insurgency specially to rebel returnees to support their sustainable livelihood while living a normal life.

Negros Occ. Provincial Police Office Director PCOL Leo Pamittan, 303rd Brigade Commander GEN. Orlando Edralin, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office OIC Ma. Gerla Sario witnessed the distribution of aid with the representatives from the DSWD Field Office 6 Risa Johanna Neri and Russel Parreño at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol. (AAL/EAD/PIA6 Negros Occidental)

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