3 MEN WHO RETURNED TO THE FOLD OF LAW RECEIVE CASH AID
Three men who left their armed struggle and went back to the government fold received cash assistance from the government, which they will use to start a livelihood as they renew their lives with their family. Two of them are from Kalinga while the other one is from Cavite. Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas through his executive assistant David Cabuten extended his gratitude to the three men for deciding to return to their families and live peacefully.He also thanked the Philippine National Police (PNP), DILG Benguet, Provincial Social Welfare Development Office (PSWDO), and other partner agencies for working closely with the local government in implementing programs against insurgency. Meanwhile, the three expressed their gratitude for the assistance they received from the government. “Jay inad-adal mi ijay uneg nga jay ibagbaga da nga bulok nga sistema, haan gayam nga agpayso ta makitkita tayo dagiti [programa] nga ipatpatungpal ti gobyerno,” stated one of them. The turn-over of the financial assistance was led by the Provincial LGU; General Krishnamurti Mortela, 702nd Brigade commander; DILG Benguet led by outgoing Provincial Director (PD) Rufina Fegcan and incoming PD Regina Elizabeth Mammag; Benguet PPO headed by PD Reynaldo DR Pasiwen represented by PLTCol Cleff Vencio and PLTCol Dominga Terrado; and PSWDO.
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.