January 29, 2023

Sixty-three former rebels and 124 mass supporters of the CPP/NPA/NDF in the Cordillera have received financial assistance amounting to P15 million under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
“This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s advocacy of reintegrating former rebels back to society and help improve their living conditions,” said Local Government Operations Officer IV Trisha Marie A. Dogup, Department of the Local and Interior Government-Cordillera E-CLIP focal person in a recent teleconference.
Of the amount, P2.7M was allotted for immediate assistance, P2.7M for livelihood assistance, P6.4M for firearms remuneration, and P3.2M for reintegration assistance.
Dogup said the government’s commitment to deliver E-CLIP benefits will never falter, even in the advent of a health crisis.
She added the reintegration of the former rebels in mainstream society will be monitored by the government, particularly their safety and that of their families.
She also extended the invitation to other rebels still in the mountains to come down and avail of the reintegration program of government.
The DILG, as E-CLIP’s implementing agency, entitles a former rebel to receive immediate assistance of P15,000; P50,000 livelihood assistance; and firearms remuneration that is double the cost valuation of turned-in firearms.
Other assistance such as PhilHealth enrollment, registration to government entities, healing and reconciliation initiatives, shelter; and legal, medical, and employment assistance may be provided by partner agencies. 
A reintegration assistance of P21,000 is also provided to the processing/receiving unit/s for the subsistence or meal cost of former rebels who have been placed under the protection of government troops while processing their other benefits under the E-CLIP. – Press release