The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) was invited on December 10, 2018 to witness the launching of the Task Force Balik-Loob Christmas campaign and radio plugs which will be aired nationwide in various platforms.
Task Force Balik-Loob to Rebels:
‘Come home this Christmas’
Dir. Arsenio R. Andolong, MNSA, CESE
Chief, Public Affairs Service
Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City | 10 December 2018 – “Kung buong sambayanan siguro, mananawagan sa mga kapatid nating rebelde na magbalik-loob na sa lipunan para makapiling ang kanilang pamilya, mas malaki ang tiyansang mapauwi natin sila, lalo na ngayong Pasko,” Usec. Reynaldo B. Mapagu, Chairperson of the Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL) said during a press conference here.
The Task Force launched its “Balik-Loob, Balik-Pamilya: Paskong Kay Saya” Christmas Campaign – a collection of video infomercials, radio mini-dramas and messages for rebels. This campaign aims to encourage fellow Filipinos who are still fighting against the government to rejoin society, enjoy the benefits of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), and most significantly, be with their families for Christmas.
“Pamilya ang dahilan ng lahat. Sa pamilya lahat nagsisimula. Nagsisikap tayo at nagbabago para sa kapakanan ng ating pamilya – para sa ikagiginhawa ng ating buhat at para sa kinabukasan ng ating mga anak. Sa mga kapatid nating rebelde, sana ay maisip ninyo na ang pamilyang inaalagaan at minamahal ninyo ay bayang pinagmamalasakitan at pinalalago ninyo,“ Usec. Mapagu added.
During the launch, the Task Force presented the accomplishments of the E-CLIP for 2018 and its impact on the complete reintegration of former rebels (FRs) to mainstream society. E-CLIP is the flagship program of the Duterte administration that seeks to effect social healing and national unity through a whole-of-nation approach towards higher objective of having just and lasting peace.
Unlike previous government rebel reintegration programs, the E-CLIP provides a wider array of benefits based on the particular needs of FRs and their families such as financial assistance, housing, education, skills training, healthcare, legal assistance, and among others through a convergence of various national and local government agencies.
It provides social equity to former members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP) and the Militia ng Bayan by devising a different modality of providing benefits and services to the FRs, in order to reintegrate them into mainstream society. These benefits do not serve as an end but rather a means to aid the FRs in securing a foothold in restarting their lives.
The TFBL was organized to oversee the implementation of E-CLIP pursuant to Administrative Order No. 10 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 03 April 2018. It includes DILG, Department of National Defense, Office of the President, National Housing Authority, and the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Peace Process among its lead agencies, and other government agencies and instrumentalities as partner agencies that may be tapped to provide additional benefits and services to FRs.
While the Task Force is centrally led and directed, the success of its E-CLIP depends on the passion, dedication and commitment to peace and good governance of the E-CLIP Committees in the provinces which are headed by the Provincial Governors. ###
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