Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela – Four (4) former NPA rebels had received financial assistance from the Isabela Provincial Social Welfare and Development during the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony held at Provincial Capitol, Ilagan City, Isabela yesterday morning, August 19.
They are Albert B Buyawe, AKA RONIE, 31 years old, Jaime G Bittuwon, AKA SANJO, 32 years old, Mario P Guinnoy, AKA MARIO, 31 years old and Franklin Maneja AKA FRANK, 34 years old.
Buyawe, Bittuwon and Guinnoy received fifty thousand pesos (P 50,000.00) each while Maneja also received thirty two thousand pesos (P32,000.00). They also received one (1) cavan of rice as additional aid.
The cheques come from the Office of Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) as part of the Social Integration Program of the government. It was handed over by Mrs Lucila M Ambatali, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer of Isabela.
The former NPA rebels who voluntarily surrendered to 77th Infantry Battalion sometime in 2008 and 2009 were assisted by COL LORETO C MAGUNDAYAO JR, Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, G7 and LTC EMILIO R PAJARILLO JR, Commanding Officer of 86th Infantry Battalion, 5ID, Philippine Army.
The former rebels expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the government for the cash assistance they have received as an additional help for their respective families who are enjoying a peaceful life.
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