At around 8:30 in the morning of July 12, 2021 right after the traditional Monday flag raising ceremony, Hon. Viviane P. Alvarez bestowed a check in the amount of Thirty Thousand Pesos each to two NPA surrenderees identifies as Alyas “Carol” and Alyas “Bogart/Bokyo”.
The former rebels yielded to 1st Eastern Samar Provincial Mobile Force Company based in Brgy. Lunang, Dolores, Eastern Samar on June 26, 2021.
The giving of cash aid is in consonance with Oras LGU’s OPLAN YAKAP which means Yugto ng agarang pagbabago para sa Kalinga ng Pamilyang Pilipino which is the Oras LGU’s share in addressing different issues and challenges including insurgency.
Said endeavor is in partnership with PNP and AFP pursuant to EO 70 as part of NTF-ELCAC. Apart from cash assistance, former rebels is also entitled to livelihood trainings to economically equipped her when she reintegrates in the community.
Said event was witnessed by personnel of 1st Eastern Samar PMFC led PLTCOL JOY G LEANZA, the newly designated Force Commander along with PMAJ Jose Afable Tiu, Jr., Chief of Police of Oras MPS, BFP and LGU Employees.
PLTCOL LEANZA commended Mayor Alvarez for her contribution in the government’s fight against insurgency. He believes that insurgents who wish to get back to the folds of the law shoud be given a chance. Further, he encourages other Local Chief Executives to replicate the Oplan Yakap program of Mayor Alvarez to encite rebels to abandon armed struggle and cede to the government.
(PR PLT CORTADO, AG A)