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Friday, February 18, 2022

145 FRs in SurSur complete business management training

By: Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Some 145 former rebels (FRs) in Surigao del Sur have completed their Basic Business Management Training in separate batches conducted on February 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) said.

Photo credit: PSWDO and PNP

The awarding of certificates of completion to the FRs and the distribution of food packs highlighted the activity, as they completed their training.

According to Hershey Nuñez of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), of the 145 FRs, 78 have surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) through the Surigao del Sur-Police Provincial Office (SDS-PPO). The other 67 FRs have surrendered to the Philippine Army: 28 FRs surrendered to the 75th Infantry Battalion; 26 FRs surrendered to the 36th Infantry Battalion; and 13 FRs surrendered to the 3rd Special Forces Battalion.

The participants were divided into five batches to ensure the implementation of the minimum health protocols, Nuñez added.

Nuñez further said that the FRs have already received their incentives last year from the Provincial government worth P5,000 each, as well as humanitarian packs.

The said activity is part of the Local Social Integration Program (LSIP) of the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur under the administration of Governor Alexander Pimentel. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)