CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY– In pursuance to sustainable peace under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), the DILG Misamis Oriental turned over the check for the construction of a halfway house during the 4th Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting.
The halfway house will serve as a facility for former rebels (FRs) in conducting rehabilitation, healing sessions, and education and skills training activities.
DILG MisOr Provincial Director Eng. Marisia C. Naybe spearheaded the turnover of checks to the Provincial Government of MisOr amounting to P5-Million under the E-CLIP.
E-CLIP is a complete package of assistance to FRs that provides a wide array of benefits based on the particular needs of the FRs such as financial assistance, shelter, education, skills training, healthcare, and legal assistance through a convergence of various national and local government agencies.
Recipients of the program are members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front (NDF) who have expressed the desire to abandon armed violence and become productive members of the society, including their immediate family members.
Moreover, during the activity, PD Naybe presented the accomplishment report on the recently conducted “Kalinaw sa Amihanang Mindanao” last November 28, 2019.
“DILG MisOr continues to be one of the forefronts in fulfilling sustainable peace in our community, especially in the Province of Misamis Oriental. We want to become transparent and resilient in bringing out the best services for our FRs,” said PD Naybe.
Also, members of the council namely the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) presented their security and disaster preparedness plans.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the tribute and awarding of the Plaque of Valor to MisOr’s Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno which was spearheaded by Misamis Oriental Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano. As part of the governing body in the Province of MisOr, DILG MisOr also awarded the same plaque which was received by his youngest daughter.