Thursday, April 9, 2015

Army pushes organic farming for rebel returnees


The military in Negros Occidental are pushing for organic farming as livelihood for the rebels who returned to the fold of the law, stressed by Brig. Gen. Jon Aying, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army.

Aying said that it is part of the army’s rehabilitation program for the rebel returnees. He further said that they want “to capacitate former rebels by teaching them organic farming and other means of livelihood.”

Aying said that the said farms “will serve as learning and livelihood centers especially designed to cater to former rebels who want to return to the mainstream society.”

This is to ensure that they will have sustainable sources of income when they re-integrate to the community, he added.

“Plans are already being drawn for the establishment of satellite organic farms in various parts of the province, particularly in the first, fifth and sixth districts,” he added.

He said that “more and more groups coming from various sectors are joining our call to fight poverty and other ills of the society through peaceful means and not by bullets.”

“This is our contribution to the peace and development efforts of the government. This is our commitment to the people,” he said.

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