BANGUED, Abra. Mar. 20 (PIA) -- Six former rebels (FRs) were presented last week to Governor Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos at the Provincial Capitol by the 24th Infantry Battalion.
Three of them are from Sallapadan, one from Tubo, one from Licuan-Baay and one from Lacub.
Each received P65,000 under the Comprehensive Local Integration program of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Bernos expressed high hopes for all Abrenians who are who are members of the News People’s Army to realize soon that there is no better battle than to fight for one’s family and loved ones as she encouraged all of them to come back to their homes and live a normal life.
“Gumatang ka ti baboy wenno baka.” (Buy pigs or a cow). Bernos urged the FRs. “It’s for your livelihood. Use it to start again please.” Do not go back your the life as a rebel. (GBB- PIA CAR, Abra)