The beneficiaries received the checks in rites led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial director Ferdinand Panes at the Capitol Social Hall here last week.Lacson lauded the former rebels for deciding to return to the fold of the law. E-CLIP is one of the programs under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict created by President Rodrigo Duterte through Executive Order No. 70. (With a report from PNA/PN) BACOLOD City – Some 18 former rebels (FRs) in this province received immediate and reintegration assistance amounting to P36,000 each as one of their benefits under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (standing in left) speaks with some 18 former rebels who received benefits under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City last week. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL “The provincial government is always open to help you. Spend the assistance given to you wisely, especially in this time of pandemic,” he added. Panes, for his part, said he is hopeful the beneficiaries will honor their commitment to the government with mutual respect.The DILG, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police is always ready to assist them, he added.The ceremony was witnessed by Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade; Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Alvaran, commanding officer of 79th Infantry Battalion; and Colonel Romy Palgue, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.The DILG is the lead agency in the implementation of the E-CLIP, which entitles a former rebel to receive immediate assistance of P15,000; livelihood assistance, P50,000; firearms remuneration, P12,000 to P500,000; half-way house assistance; PhilHealth enrollment and medical assistance; education assistance; housing assistance; legal assistance; and healing and reconciliation initiatives. The FRs, once belonging to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), were from the cities of Escalante and Bago and the municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto. The reintegration assistance is being used for the subsistence or meal cost of FRs who have been placed under the protection of government troops while processing their other benefits under the E-CLIP.
“We’ve given ourselves the best possible opportunity with the way we’ve gone into this game because we are confident,” said Solskjaer yesterday.“I’ve found out what kind of team we have. We are playing like a team, we are agreeing on how we should approach games. If there was ever a time to go into big games like this it is now.”It may also be the perfect time to run into an injury-ravaged PSG, with the world’s most expensive player Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier all sidelined by injury.“Of course any team that are missing players like Neymar, Cavani and Meunier will feel the effect,” added Solskjaer, who is still wary of the pace of Kylian Mbappe.“It makes them maybe more unpredictable for us who they are going to play.“When you see that front three over the whole season you know what to expect. We are guessing a little bit how they will approach this game.”Should United emerge victorious over the two legs it will be the first time in five years the three-time European champions have reached the quarterfinals.And Solskjaer admitted it has been too long since a memorable Champions League night at Old Trafford.“Yes, it has been (too long), said Solskjaer. “It’s both the players and supporters who have been looking forward to some of these nights because they are special.”TODAYMan Utd Vs PSGRoma Vs FC PortoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United’s return to Champions League action against Paris Saint-Germain tonight has come at the perfect time, according to caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a run of 10 wins and one draw since the Norwegian took charge.When the two sides were paired in December’s draw, PSG was strong favourites to make the last eight, with United mired in the final days of Jose Mourinho’s troublesome tenure.However, the mood around Old Trafford is transformed two months on as Solskjaer has overturned an 11-point deficit to break into the top four of the Premier League and beaten Arsenal away to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.