Rescued in EV receive P590K gov’t financial assistance
DPAO, 8ID PA
March 24, 2023
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The Office of Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa in
collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development
(DSWD) and 8th Infantry Division distributed P590,000 financial
assistance to 74 former members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG)
in the region, today, March 24, 2023 at 8th Infantry Division
Among the 74 Friends
Rescued (FRs), 44 of them who surrendered with firearms received
P10,000 each as financial assistance and 30 received P5,000 cash.
The Chief of Staff (CS) of
Senator Dela Rosa, Macky Dela Rosa spearheaded the distribution of
financial assistance together with Grace Dela Rosa, the Overseas
Filipino Worker (OFW) Chief of Staff of the Senator and Brigadier
General Perfecto Peñaredondo, the 8ID Assistant Division Commander
and Social Workers from DSWD.
In her message, Macky Dela
Rosa thanked the former rebels for returning to the folds of the law
and appealed to help the government in encouraging their former
comrades to surrender.
bagay na kayo po ay nagiging partners natin, mga Peace-makers pinili
ninyo na magdesisyon at maging bahagi kayo sa kapayapaan na ating
minimithi,” Dela Rosa said.
Alias Web, the former
Finance Officer of Sub-Regional Committee, EMPORIUM, Eastern Visayas
Regional Party Committee (EVRPC), who has been a member of the
Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) for
21 years expressed that he is grateful for all the help and support
extended to them by individuals and the government and appealed to
his former comrades to surrender.
“Mula ng pagbalik ko dito,
nagkasama-sama kami ng aking pamilya. Kaya sa mga kasama ko na
nandoon pa, bumaba na kayo, walang kahihinatnan ang inyong
ipinaglalaban hanggang sa pagsasakripsyo at pagsayang lang ng buhay.
Kung andito tayo sa gobyerno, mabibigyan pa tayo ng magandang buhay,”
alias Web stressed.
Meanwhile, 8ID Assistant
Division Commander, Brigadier General Perfecto Peñaredondo is
hopeful that the financial aid received by the FRs will help in
starting over as free individuals.
“Nawa itong ibinigay na
tulong ng pamahalaan ay gagamitin natin ng maayos para tuloy-tuloy
ang daloy ng mga biyaya. Sapagkat hindi lang dito magwawakas marami
pa ang pwede itulong ni Senator Bato, medical, educational at
mayroon pang ginagawang mga batas,” BGen. Peñaredondo said.
The financial assistance
received by the FRs thru the Office of Senator Dela Rosa and the
DSWD are just some of the various assistance and programs of the
government to help them live their life anew.