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Bukidnon gives cash aid to 4 former rebels

June 19, 2021 Jun I. Legaspi 622 views

IN the pursuit of giving former communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist members a better life, the provincial government of Bukidnon gave cash assistance to four former rebels (FRs) under the 8th Infantry (Dependable) Battalion at Malaybalay City, Friday.

The said FRs identified as Armando Daluniag @Ambo, former Commander, Hq Force Neo, North Central Mindanao Committee (NCMRC); Roland Lagunday @Ben, former Team Leader, Baking, Sqd1, Pltn1, HQF Neo, NCMRC; Jennel Cabugsa @Jasmin, former Squad Medic, GF68, SRC4, NCMRC; and Jinkee Alquizar @Ann, former Deputy Secretary, GF89, NCMRC received monetary assistance from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.

Lagunday expressed his appreciation to the government and said, “I pledged to the government that the financial assistance given to me will not be put to waste. This will really help me establish a new life away from the wrong doctrines and teachings of the NPA.”

“We are very grateful to the Local Government Unit of Bukidnon for their untiring support to our Former Rebels. We hope that more Communist Terrorist Group members will chose to return to the folds of the law and live peacefully because we will continue with our military operations to fight the enemy of the government,” said Lt. Col. Edgardo Talaroc Jr., Commander 8IB.