‘We are not buying guns but peace’


CABARROGUIS, Quirino: In a move to encourage members of the communist armed rebel group to return to the mainstream, two regional councils are pushing for higher incentives to rebel returnees under the Gun for Peace and Social Integration Program of the government.

In a joint resolution, the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) and the Regional Development Council (RDC) are seeking to increase the remuneration of surrendered high caliber firearms from P50,000 to P200,000.

The resolution said this will “motivate rebels to return to mainstream society.”

RPOC Chair and Quirino Gov. Junie E. Cua said the resolution will be submitted to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, the Philippine Army (PA) and the Secretary of National Defense.


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