“Rebel ‘returnees’ presented by gov’t is fake news” – Eastern Visayas farmers

News Philippines Mar 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm


Members of Samahan han Gudti nga Parag-uma—Sinirangan Bisayas (SAGUPA-SB), Bayan Eastern Visayas, Northern Samar Small Farmers Association (NSSFA) and People Surge stormed the head office of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Quezon City today to slam the agency’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) which seeks to provide monetary compensation to members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who will submit to the folds of the government.

The groups exposed that under CLIP, a sum of P140,000 were being collected by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other State forces for every rebel returnee that they can present.

The 50-farmer delegation displayed mock “WANTED: FAKE NPA SURRENDEREE” posters with their faces shown on it that also included monetary amounts indicating how much money is on top of their heads.

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