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Davao del Sur ELCAC and Task Force Balik Loob to Transform Former Rebels Through Tupad Pangako Program

MAKILALA, COTABATO – Provincial Task Force in Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) of Davao del Sur headed by PTF-ELCAC and Task Force Balik Loob Chairperson, Governor Marc Douglas C Cagas IV launched the 2nd Batch of Tupad Pangako Program (TPP) at Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center, Bansalan, Davao del Sur, today September 24, 2021.

The TPP is a Whole of Nation Approach that follows simultaneous 13-week multi-tier-programmed activities namely, the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP), De-radicalization, Alternative Learning System, Skills Development Program and the Livelihood and Spiritual Program that aims to provide all-out government assistance and resources for former rebels (FRs) to create an impact on their lives by ensuring their complete reintegration and transformation into self-reliant, law-abiding, and productive members of the society, and formidable partners of the government in promoting just and lasting peace, national reconciliation and unity.

The TPP batch 2 will be catering 23 Former Rebels (four of them are lactating mothers) from Davao Del Sur who turned themselves to the Government during the first and second quarter of 2021.

Joining the program implementations are Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture, National Commission on Indigenous People, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industries, Commission on Human Rights, Department of Health, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority all of Region XI, Mindanao Rural Life Center, 1002nd Brigade, 39th Infantry Battalion, Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office and Youth for Peace Movement of Davao Del Sur.

Hon Marc Douglas C Cagas IV, Governor of Davao del Sur expressed his gratitude to FRs who return to the folds of the law and ensure the sustainability of the government efforts to help the FRs reintegrate back to their communities.

“The province of Davao del Sur appreciates your courage in laying down your arms and returning to the folds of the law. Keep in mind that the government is always here to fulfill its promises to help you start your new life in your respective communities together with your families,” Hon Cagas said.

“Rest assured that the government will continue to rehabilitate, reform and give hope to our friends rescued who were once deceived by the CPP-NPA terrorist,” the governor added.

On the other hand, Brigadier General Potenciano Camba, 1002nd Brigade Commander appreciates the peace effort of Davao del Sur.

“The effort of the province of Davao del Sur to address the mainstreaming of the FRs allow the victims of the CPP-NPA terrorist realized that armed struggle is irrelevant and indeed we have a caring government that is committed in helping them reintegrate back to their respective communities.”

This program is an emblem of local governance excellence ensuring convergence and synchronization of various efforts of different government agencies to continuously help transform the lives of former members of the Communist New People’s Army in securing a foothold in restarting their lives with their families.

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