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Thursday, August 18, 2022

AgSur FRs benefit from DSWD’s livelihood settlement grant 

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – Among the one hundred seventeen (117) beneficiaries, twelve (12) Former Rebels (FRs) of this unit have received a Livelihood Settlement Grant (SLG) amounting to PhP240,000.00 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held on August 12, 2022 at the Naliyagan, Cultural Center, Barangay Patin-ay, Prosperidad, this province.

Provincial Governor of Agusan del Sur Hon. Santiago B. Cane, Jr., together with Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) Razel O. Montemor, facilitated the activity, and was attended by Provincial Director Arleen Ann R. Sanchez of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Agusan del Sur, 60IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col Merril C. Sumalinog, 26IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col Sandy R. Majarocon, Philippine National Police (PNP), and other partner agencies.

LSG is a government program under DSWD which is designed to provide financial assistance worth PhP20,000.00 directly given to each eligible Former Rebel to support the establishment of his livelihood as he goes back to the fold of the law.

“Dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa gobyerno tungod sa walay pu-as nga suporta ug benepisyo nga among nadawat gikan sa nagkalain-laing ahensya sa gobyerno. Kini maong benepisyo dako na kaayo kining tabang kanamu ilabi na sa among pamilya (I am thankful to the government for its continued support and provision of basic services through the different concerned agencies. All these really helped us including our families),”said former rebel alias Rex. 

The awarding of financial assistance to the FRs was made possible through the convergence effort of the government agencies as stipulated in Executive Order No. 70 (EO70) - institutionalizing the whole of nation approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in attaining an inclusive and sustainable peace, security and development that address the root causes of insurgency to end local armed conflict in the countryside.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col Sandy R Majarocon, Commanding Officer of this unit, expressed his gratitude to the LGUs and concerned agencies, particularly the Provincial Governor of Agusan del Sur and DSWD for fulfilling their obligations on providing livelihood to FRs. He congratulated all the former rebels who  received livelihood assistance from the government for their commitment to remain good and faithful to the government. Also, he reminded the FRs to be financially sensible and make wise use of their money which is duly intended for their livelihood and family. (2Lt Kayce M Abuan, Acting CMO Officer, 26IB, PA/ PIA-Agusan del Sur)