34 Former Rebels Receive P1.7M Cash Assistance in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – A total of 34 Former Rebels (FRs) have received additional cash assistance through the Local Government Unit (LGU) Bukidnon last July 7 and 8, 2021 at the Provincial Capitol, Malaybalay City.

The said FRs were able to take home PhP 50,000 pesos each for a total of PhP 1.7 million pesos financial assistance from LGU-Bukidnon headed by Hon. Jose Maria Zubiri, Governor. It is intended to be used for their livelihood.

Beverly Serrano @Bembem, former Political Guide, Sqd2, Pltn1, GF Malayag, SRC2, NCMRC, said, “Daghang salamat sa dugang tabang pinansyal nga gihatag ni Governor Zubiri kanamong mga FR. Dako kaayo kini ug katabang sa among pagpuyo kay magamit namo kini alang sa amoang kaugamon ug makadugang pa kini isip puhonan sa amoang gamay nga negosyo.” (We are very thankful for the additional cash assistance given to us by Gov Zubiri. It will be beneficial to us because we will use this to better our lives and as a capital for our small business.)

LTC Edgardo Talaroc Jr, Commander, 8IB said, “Ako nagapasalamat og daku sa atong lokal nga panggamhanan sa Bukidnon tungod sila usa gyud sa aktibo natong kauban alang sa kalinaw ug kalambuan. Hinaut nga daghan pang ubang mga lokal nga panggamhanan ang motabang usab sa atong mga kanhing rebelde aron sila makaangkon og maayong kaugmaon” “Amoa usab panawagan sa uban pang myembro sa Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) nga unta makamata na sila sa mga pagpangilad sa ilang organisasyon, mokanaug na ug pillion nga mabuhing malinawon” Talaroc ended (I am very thankful to our Local Government Unit (LGU) Bukidnon because they are one of our active peace and development partners. I hope that more LGUs will also help our FR in their journey towards a better future.) (Our unending call to the members of the CNTs that they realize the lies and deception of their organization and choose to come down to live a peaceful life.) #

BGen Ferdinand Barandon, Commander, 403rd Infantry Brigade, also expressed, “We salute the Local Government Units (LGUs), Local Government Agencies (LGAs) and other government offices who always answer the call for peace and development in our area of responsibility. We hope to strengthen our convergence of efforts so that we will finally be able to achieve long-lasting peace and sustainable development.”

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