Two more members of the Militia ng Bayan abandoned their armed struggle and returned to the folds of the law. The two formally surrendered their firearms and explosives Thursday morning at the Governor’s Office with Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas, Benguet PPO Provincial Director PCOL Reynaldo DR Pasiwen, and representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).Governor Diclas also turned over some goods as assistance to the ex-members of the Militia ng Bayan as they start their lives anew. They will also be receiving aid from the government under the enhanced comprehensive local integration program after their profiling and assessment of the firearms they surrendered. Earlier this year, three former rebels also surrendered to the PNP. Governor Diclas thanked the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their commendable effort in maintaining peace in the community
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.