Bontoc, Mountain Province - Nine former received financial assistance amounting to P696,000.00 under the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) in 1st Semester 2020. This is a result of the intensive campaign of the government in ending insurgency by encouraging rebels and militia ng bayan to come to the fold of the law.
The Provincial ECLIP Committee awarded the DILG package of financial assistance to the former rebels in January, March and June, 2020. The DILG package consists of immediate assistance, livelihood assistance and firearm remuneration. The receiving units, composed of the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, also received the reintegration assistance.
To date, eleven (11) members of the New People’s Army and eight (8) Militia ng Bayan availed of the ECLIP assistance since the implementation of the program in 2018. These FRs were also referred to other line agencies such as TESDA, DA and DTI for other assistance. The ECLIP is in support in support of the efforts of the government in attaining a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace under the rule of law, which is the basic foundation for economic development and national prosperity. The program is also one of the strategies under EO 70 Ending Local Community Armed Conflict (ELCAC).