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A former rebel received a check from Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla during the special PPOC meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Former rebels get cash assistance

By 19th Infantry Battalion, 8ID PA
September 5, 2014

KANANGA, Leyte – Three (3) former rebels get cash assistance during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting held at Governor’s Hall, Leyte Provincial Capitol Bldg., Tacloban City on Tuesday, September 2.

The three, whose anonymity was requested by the Leyte Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), received each a total of P75,000.00 worth of checks.

Ms. Gwyndalyn Malate, CLIP Focal Person said the bounty comprised P65,000 livelihood assistance from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and P10,000 basic assistance from the provincial government of Leyte.

The checks were awarded by Leyte Governor Leopoldo Domico Petilla who hoped the said amount will be used by the recipients in improving their living conditions. The governor also accorded one (1) sack of rice and food packs each to the former rebels who were present during the meeting.

Cpt. Christopher Badong, Civil Military Operation Officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion based in Kananga, Leyte, said the recipients surrendered to the military, after experiencing hardships in the underground movement of New People’s Army.