DSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen O. Paje addresses the former rebels who were awarded Livelihood Settlement Grants. 

Twenty-six former rebels from various towns in Mountain Province received the Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG) amounting to PHP20,000 each or a total of PHP520,000 through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’ s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

The Awarding of Grants in relation to the implementation of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) by the Provincial Task Force – Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) was held on October 5, 2020 at Ridgebrook, Samoki, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

E-CLIP is the holistic package of benefits that former rebels and former violent extremists can avail of, such as livelihood assistance, medical assistance, education, housing, and legal assistance to help them reintegrate back into normal society.

The program is part of the government’s efforts to end communist insurgency through the attainment of just and lasting peace utilizing the Whole of Nation approach as envisioned by Executive Order No. 70, series of 2018. -30-