Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental – The Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) Committee of the Province of Misamis Occidental has successfully conducted the Rapid Reintegration Program for 26 Former Rebels (FRs) enrolled under ECLIP on October 15-19, 2018.
On the last day of the reintegration program, the 26 rebel surrenderers received P15,000 immediate assistance and P50,000 livelihood assistance during the turn-over ceremony held at the Provincial Cultural and Farmers Training Center, Oroquieta City.
The financial assistance was turned-over by Governor Herminia M. Ramiro, Brigadier General Nixon Fortes, Assistant Division Commander for Administration and Logistics of 1st Infantry Division, Philippine Army, and DILG Provincial Director Pablio L. Benitez, Jr.
The five-day Rapid Reintegration Program was initiated to further prepare the FRs as active partners in nation-building. The activity was a live-in training for FRs held at the Headquarters of the 10th Infantry Battalion, Burgos, Oroquieta City.
In an effort to have a holistic intervention for FRs, the said program was designed to be a multi-dimensional intervention that covers, among others, spiritual enrichment, family therapy, psychiatric and psychological services, livelihood planning, and skills development.
The activity does not only prepare the FRs to become active partners in nation-building but it has also strengthened the convergence of government agencies and stakeholders in attaining the objectives of the ECLIP.