28 Ex-NPAs receive
By 19th Infantry Battalion,
January 31, 2013
VILLABA, Leyte –
The provincial government of Leyte, through the Comprehensive Local
Integration Program (CLIP) had once again dispensed reintegration
funds to former members of the New People’s Army.
This was the highlight of
the Ceremonial Awarding of Financial Assistance to 28 Former Rebels
held at Brgy. Cagnocot, Villaba, Leyte on Wednesday morning, January
Each former rebel received
P10,000.00 worth of pre-surfacing assistance while another P25,000.00
were also given to five of them (former rebels) who surrendered with
Lt. Col. Joel Alejandro
Nacnac, commanding officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion based in
Brgy. Aguiting, Kananga, Leyte confirmed that the recipients of the
provincial assistance were former members of the Front-Committee Leyte
(FC-L) which the military battled for several years.
In his message, Col. Rafael
Valencia, area commander of the military in Leyte urged the recipients
to set as examples and encourage their former comrades to return to
the folds of the law and avail the programs in store for them.
Col. Valencia furthered that
the assistance received by the former rebels is just the start of the
new life and brighter future that lies ahead of them and their
Meanwhile, Gov. Ma. Mimietta
Bagulaya expressed his gratitude to military, police and other
government agencies who worked hand in hand in the implementation of
the Comprehensive Local Integration Program.
Bagulaya also commends
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, Mrs. Clotilde
Malatbalat and third district board member Hon. Rolando Piamonte who
were equally instrumental to the success of the event.
Bagulaya who was guest of
honor and speaker of the ceremony was impressed with the courage of
the former rebels who shall once again surface in their respective
“The battle that we must
fight and unite for is poverty”, Gov. Bagulaya stressed.