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Bello awards DOLE package of assistance to CagVal rebel returnees

Ilagan City, Isabela – DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III led an awarding of various DOLE assistance to rebel returnees and beneficiaries from influenced barangays in the provinces of Cagayan, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya at an NTF-RTF-ELCAC Meeting held at the Provincial Capitol of Isabela earlier today.

Six (6) rebel returnees from Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino received DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) Starter Kits from the labor secretary while four (4) members of two associations from Cagayan province received mini-grocery package and feeds retail package amounting to P499,071.70 and P496,000.00 respectively.

20 bicycles from the labor department’s Free Bisikleta (FreeBis) Project were also distributed by the secretary to qualified beneficiaries.

The awarding was part of an NTF-RTF-ELCAC Meeting dubbed Implementation of Ways Forward & Institutionalization of the Culture of Collaboration, Coordination and Synchronization that Secretary Bello led as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Region 02, spearheading the peace and development efforts here in the Cagayan Valley Region.

The meeting was held to apprise the CORDS and the National Cluster leadership on the implementation of RTF2-ELCAC Ways Forward for 2022 and beyond including its accomplishments and discussion on the proposed RTF2-ELCAC Whole-of-Government Approach activity.

In his message, Secretary Bello expressed his gratitude for the support of the national cluster and the RTF2-ELCAC for support in his leadership for more than three (3) years while imploring the body for the continued implementation of activities in support to Executive Order No. 70.

Isabela Governor Rodolfo T. Albano III, the chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba, chairperson of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) attended the said activity along with RTF2-ELCAC cluster heads.

Supporting the secretary on the said meeting and awarding were Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales, Assistant Regional Director Jesus Elpidio B. Atal, Jr., Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) Chief Geraldine Labayani, DOLE-Isabela Field Office (IFO) Head Evelyn Yango, Livelihood Unit Head Menzie Valite, Planning, Information and Statistics Unit (PISU) Head Rocialyn Jallorina and support staff from the DOLE-RO2 and DOLE-IFO. ###

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