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Giving up arms

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Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon receives firearms from 15 former members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) who have recently given up the rebel life during a turnover ceremony on Feb. 23. Also present during the event were Rochelle Mahinay-Sero, provincial director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); and Police Senior Superinten­dent Arpha Abul Kyr Macalangco­m Jr., police provincial director. The ex-NPA members each received P65,000 as livelihood assistance from the DILG’s Comprehens­ive Local Integratio­n Program of the DILG.

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