Cagayan gov’t provides jobs to rebel returnees

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jan. 8 (PIA) – – Twenty-one former rebels are now enjoying working with the provincial government here following the commitment of the Local Government Unit (LGU) to help improve the lives of the rebel returnees.

Governor Manuel N. Mamba said provision of jobs is one of the programs embedded under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), aside from the livelihood opportunities and other government interventions intended for the former rebels.

“There are also other nine returnees who are on the process to be given assistance. We are doing this because we want them to feel that the government is with them,” Mamba said.

He clarified that he doesn’t want to give dole-out assistance to anyone because he believes that providing long term intervention is the key to human development rather than giving one-time financial assistance that may not last long.

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He also lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘whole of the nation approach’ to end local communist armed conflict which is now being implemented nationwide through the collaboration of all sectors of the society.

“This is a very nice approach because all agencies are basically helping to eliminate illegal activities, corruptions and ill-governance that may lead to atrocities led by the left-leaning groups. All agencies are now taking their part to curb insurgencies,” the governor said.

Mamba, who sits as the chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), also rally to all government agencies and LGUs to bring the government resources closer to the grassroots that will lead to human and economic developments.

He said the provincial government here has been implementing the ‘No Barangay and No Town Left Behind’ program which provides funds direct to the barangays and the towns for any development programs and projects that are felt need by the people in the communities. (MDCT/OTB/PIA 2-Cagayan)

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