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UPLIFTING LIVES: Friends Rescued Receive E-CLIP Benefits From Gov’t

Seven Friends Rescued (FRs) of the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) received their benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) during the ZDS E-CLIP Committee 3rd Quarter Meeting held on August 3, 2023, at Subanen Hall, Provincial Government Complex, Dao, Pagadian City.

The E-CLIP assistance received by the 7 FRs amounted to PhP 455,000, with each FR receiving PhP 65,000 composed of PhP 50,000 livelihood assistance and PhP 15,000 immediate cash assistance.

The FRs expressed their utmost gratitude and appreciation to the government, particularly to the support of ZDS PTF-ELCAC Chairperson and Governor Hon. Victor J. Yu.

53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Terence Ylanan likewise expressed his gratitude to the E-CLIP Committee for their unwavering support and commitment to uplift the lives of the FRs.

Governor Yu in his message said that the provincial government will remain active in assisting and supporting the FRs’ reintegration into mainstream society.

A total of 107 out of 131 Friends Rescued are now free from all legal challenges and are now fully reintegrated to the community. 11 from those 107 FRs were reintegrated through the support of the ZDS PTF-ELCAC Legal Cooperation Cluster.

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