About 23 former rebels (FRs) including DATU GUIBANG APOGA, the Legendary Founder of Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon from Talaingod, Davao del Norte were recently given financial assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government by Provincial Government of Davao del Norte on 07 December 2018 at Bulwagan ng Karunungan Government Center, Mankilam, Tagum City, DDN.
During the awarding ceremony, Governor Antonio Rafael G Del Rosario personally handed over the checks worth Php 65,000 to FR’s financial assistance of E-CLIP and grocery items.
The activity was attended by Davao del Norte Governor Antonio Rafael G Del Rosario, COL ALEXIS C BRAVO INF (GSC) PA, 1003rd Deputy Brigade Commander, 10ID, PA; COL GILBERT F SARET, 1001st Brigade Commander, 10ID, PA; PSSUPT FERLU JUNGAO SILVIO, Provincial Director, PNP, DDN; Mr Abito D Bernasor, CESO V, Provincial Director DILG DDN; LTC EDWIN M PAREDES INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer 56IB (where the said FRs surrendered); LGUs and other stakeholders.
DATU GUIBANG, a former rebel in his testimony, mentioned his and Lumad community’s hardships and struggles while being exploited by the CPP-NPA. He likewise thanked President Duterte for the reintegration program.
“We thank Gov. Del Rosario and the stakeholders of the province for being active in implementing the E-CLIP,” said COL BRAVO.
The E-CLIP seeks to contribute towards achieving the goal of permanent and peaceful closure of all armed conflicts with non-state armed groups.