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Twenty-five former rebels from General Nakar, Quezon who recently returned to mainstream society received their much awaited livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment Quezon Provincial Office (DOLE QPO). This is part of the commitment of DOLE QPO to the Sectoral Unification Capacity Building Empowerment and Mobilization cluster under the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF ELCAC) in which DOLE QPO is also the chair.

The former rebels received various livelihood undertakings such as Bigasan Project and Sari-Sari Store in the total amount of Php464,864.25 during the simple turnover rites held on July 17, 2020.

“Commitment delivered, promise fulfilled.” This is how DOLE QPO Head Edwin T. Hernandez viewed the release of livelihood assistance to the first batch of rebel returnees in the province of Quezon.

The livelihood aid was given to the former rebel group members to ensure their successful reintegration to the society and improve their socio-economic status.

Joining DOLE in the release of the livelihood assistance is the local chief executive of General Nakar, Mayor Eliseo R. Ruzol who also committed to provide additional capital should the projects of the former rebels proved to be sustainable after six months of operation. In addition, Mayor Ruzol also announced that the LGU shall give each family of the former rebels a sack of rice as part of their relief assistance during this time of pandemic.

Mayor Ruzol thanked DOLE and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their effort to bring fresh hope to the former rebels as they renounced rebellion against the state and embraced the path towards peace.

“Minsan nangarap din ako katulad ninyo na baguhin ang mundo pero napag-isip-isip ko na magagawa lamang pala ito kung magtutulungan tayo at susuporta sa adhikain ng ating gobyerno,” mentioned by Mayor Ruzol.

The activity was made possible through the assistance of the Philippine National Police Region IV-A. (PNP IV-A) and DOLE Quezon Alternate Livelihood Focal Kim Daren Pabilonia.


Head, DOLE Quezon Provincial Office

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