WATCH: Gov. Bong Lacson turned over financial assistance worth a total of P754,000 to 14 former rebels who are beneficiaries of the Enhanced – Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
Governor Bong Lacson turned over financial assistance worth a total of P754,000 to 14 former rebels who are beneficiaries of the Enhanced – Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), from the cities of Kabankalan and Talisay, and the towns of Hinoba-an, Cauayan, Isabela, and Ilog.
The distribution of checks, representing the reintegration and livelihood assistance, was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, this afternoon, and witnessed by Dept. of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Negros Occ. OIC Director, Roselyn Quintana; Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz; 303rd Brigade Acting Commander, Colonel Micheal Samson; and Negros Occ. Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) Director, Colonel Romy Palgue, among others.
The beneficiaries also received vegetable seeds from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, fresh milk from the Provincial Veterinary Office, hygiene kits from the Provincial Health Office, and food packs from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
Gov. Lacson thanked the former rebels for choosing peace that will contribute a lot to the peace and order situation of the province.
He also said that though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to the country, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental remains committed in helping former rebels improve their quality of life and have a better future for their children.
CLIP is a strategic flagship program of the national government to achieve peace and development agenda.
It is implemented through the DILG in coordination with the local government that aims to help the former rebels reintegrate back to the community.