Fourteen surrendered New People’s Army communist rebels have received 700,000 pesos from the Government of Davao del Sur.
The fourteen rebels received the assistance on Monday at at a resort in Davao City – the money is part of a project from the Comprehensive Local Integration Program, otherwise known as CLIP.
Officials said the money was given to the former NPA rebels is a collaboration effort with the provincial government, police and other sources that are attempting to assist ex-rebels with becoming productive members of society while assisting them to get back on their feet.
The payment also ends a peaceful closure to the armed conflict that has plagued the Philippines for decades.
The 14 members were part of a small group of voluntary surrenderees and will be rewarded by the government.
The same 14 men each received 15,000 pesos in immediate cash assistance after they surrendered.
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