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Govt services pour into Kinam as rebels evaporate

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (April 23, 2021) - Provincial and local government officials lead the distribution of food packs to locals of Barangay Kinam on April 21 during the conduct of Serbisyo Caravan para sa Sarangan, Ronda Probinsya para sa Kalinaw, and Serbisyong Segurado para sa Barangay programs. It was led by Congressman Ruel Pacquaio, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Elmer de Peralta, Mayor Salway Sumbo Jr., Vice Mayor Jean delos Santos, and Provincial Director Engr. Samuel Camaganacan of the Department of the Interior of Local Government. The Serbisyo Caravan is part of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) - an umbrella program under Executive Order No. 70 institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in the country (ELCAC). It aims to integrate government programs and efforts to actively engage the involvement of the sectors and communities in the farthest barangays in the province. Kinam is among the 16 far-flung communities all over Sarangani which were identified based on the guidelines of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as having been “cleared” from the activities of the CPP-NPA and will benefit from the services provided during the caravan. Members of the Bagani group also assisted the AFP in the distribution of the food packs. The Bagani (Warrior) are former rebels who had surrendered to the government and decided to go back to the fold of the law and volunteered to aid the military in securing the uplands against the illegal activities of the leftist groups. These FRs have received initial support from the government as they went back to the mainstream of society, and are yet to receive more as they are set to be enrolled in the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). (Jake Narte – Jori Mae Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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