San Isidro, Leyte
January 23, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the distribution of benefits to former rebels (FRs) in a ceremony held at the San Isidro Civic Center (SICC) in San Isidro, Leyte.

Around 262 FRs are covered by the benefits that included immediate financial assistance, livelihood assistance from the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), as well as financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the provincial government of Leyte.

In his keynote address, President Duterte spoke of the government undertakings in combatting crime, corruption and trade of illegal drugs in the country. He pledged to all the former rebels present that he would distribute land titles the next time he comes back to San Isidro, Leyte.

Apart from monetary support, the beneficiaries also received Certificates of Eligibility for Lot Award at the Peace and Prosperity Village – a resettlement project for the FRs located at Sitio Limite in Barangay Daja Daku, San Isidro, Leyte, and a check amounting to PhP5 million for the construction of a halfway house.

During the event, President Duterte also distributed financial assistance to the cities and municipalities in Leyte that have been affected by Typhoon Ursula last December 2019.

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