127 ex-MILF fighters in Maguindanao get livelihood assistance from OPAPP

One hundred twenty-seven decommissioned combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) received livelihood assistance in ceremonies held Wednesday inside Camp Darapanan, the main MILF headquarters in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

Eighteen more former MILF combatants from North Cotabato would receive their assistance soon.

Today’s beneficiaries came from Maguindanao province. The agricultural interventions to them include 103 carabaos with implements, 83 cattle heads, goats, poultry animals, rice and corn seeds, rubber and fruit seedlings and fertilizers.

Witnessing the turnover of farm support resources were Government of the Philippines (GPH) Implementing Chair for the Bangsamoro Irene Santiago; Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Asec. Rolly Asuncion; MILF Implementing Panel Member Prof. Abhoud Syed M. Lingga; MILF- Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Force Spokesman Von Al-Haq; and Department of Agriculture Usec. Ranibai Dilangalen, among others. (PNA)

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