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Another 3 former rebels get DTI livelihood kits

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon,  Sep. 29 (PIA)—Another three former rebels (FRs) who surrendered to the 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion (8IB) recently received P8,000 worth of starter kits from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) livelihood and entrepreneurship program dubbed as “Pangkabuhayan sa PagBangon at Ginhawa.”

Led by Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist Jose D. Maureal, DTI handed-over the starter kits worth P8,000 to each of the three ex-rebels as working capital in the form of carpentry tools, groceries, and other support services to enable them to start a small ‘Sari-sari’ store and become an entrepreneur.

Alias Rey, one of the recipients expressed his deep appreciation to the government.

“Nagpasalamat ko ug dako sa lokal nga gobyerno, sa ahensya sa DTI, ug sa mga kasundalohan tungod sa tanang  plano nga ilang gihimo para sa amo ug sa programang gipanghatag para sa among mga panginahanglan ug tabang panginabuhian. Kining tanan naghatag kanamo og kadasig para manimuyo sa among bag-ong kinabuhi nga malinawon sa maayo ug insakto nga gobyerno.”

(I thanked the local government, DTI, and the soldiers for their plans, programs, and livelihood assistance. All of these motivated us to support the government and live peacefully in the folds of the law),” alias Rey said.

In his message, DTI-STIDS Maureal reminded the starter kit beneficiaries to do well and be successful with whatever help shared to them by the government.

“Atong pasalamatan ang atong gobyerno nga naghatag sa inyong mga panginahanglanon. Sa atong mga former rebels, kini nga programa libre ug para gayod ni sa inyoha. Gamita kini para sa pagsugod og gamay nga panginabuhian para makatabang sa inyong pagpadayon sa pagbag-o sa inyong panimuyo.

(Let us give thanks to our government for providing some of your needs. To our former rebels, this starter kits are free and intended just for you. Use this to start a small business that will help you lead a new life),” Maureal said.

Likewise, Lt. Col. Edgardo V. Talaroc Jr, commanding officer of 8IB said, “this showed that the government is sincere in helping our former rebels to be reintegrated in the mainstream and be productive citizens of the country.” (CMO, 8IB, 403rd Bde, 4ID, PA/PIA Bukidnon)

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