Former rebels in Gen. Nakar receive P464K livelihood assistance
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, July 20 (PIA) –About 25 former rebels from General Nakar who recently returned to mainstream society received their much awaited livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment Quezon Provincial Office (DOLE QPO) July 17, 2020.
The livelihood assistance such as Bigasan Project and Sari-Sari Store worth a total amount of P464,864.25 part of DOLE QPO’s commitment to the Sectoral Unification Capacity Building Empowerment and Mobilization cluster under the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF ELCAC) in which DOLE QPO chairs.
“Commitment delivered, promise fulfilled,” DOLE QPO Head Edwin T. Hernandez viewed the release of livelihood assistance to the first batch of rebel returnees in the province of Quezon.
The livelihood aid was awarded to the former rebel group members to ensure their successful reintegration to the society and improve their socio-economic status.
General Nakar Mayor Eliseo R. Ruzol committed to provide additional capital should the projects of the former rebels proved to be sustainable after six months of operation. In addition, Mayor Ruzol also announced the LGU will give each family of the former rebels a sack of rice as part of their relief assistance during this time of pandemic.
Mayor Ruzol thanked DOLE and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their effort to bring fresh hope to the former rebels as they renounced rebellion against the state and embraced the path towards peace.
“Minsan nangarap din ako katulad ninyo na baguhin ang mundo pero napag-isip-isip ko na magagawa lamang pala ito kung magtutulungan tayo at susuporta sa adhikain ng ating gobyerno,” Mayor Ruzol mentioned in his message.
(Once, I also wished like you to change the world but realized it could only happen if we help each other and support the government’s goals.) (PIA-4A/DOLE Quezon Provincial Office)