CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 12 – In pursuance to sustainable peace under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Misamis Oriental turned over a check amounting to Php 5 million to the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental for the construction of the Half-way House.
The halfway house will serve as a facility for former rebels (FRs) in conducting rehabilitation, healing sessions, and education and skills training activities.
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.
Eng. Marisia C. Naybe, DILG MisOr provincial director, spearheaded the turn-over 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.
Naybe also presented the accomplishments on the recently conducted “Kalinaw sa Amihanang Mindanao” on 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 Naybe.
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) also presented their security and disaster preparedness plans for the upcoming Yuletide season.
Another highlight 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. (DILG MisOr)