Google map of Iligan City.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- A total of PHP390,000 were given to six former rebels residing in Iligan City.

In a statement Friday, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the city said each former rebel was given PHP65,000 under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-Clip).

Mayor Frederick Siao urged the former rebels to put the money to good use.

"Save the money wisely and probably it might be helpful in the future of your family," Siao said.

In Iligan City, the local government recorded 34 former rebels who have received assistance and have already reintegrated into the communities.

Maria Maida Daniot, chief of DILG-Iligan, said the agency facilitates immediate and long term aid to former rebels after surrendering.

Former rebels were also given livelihood and health assistance.

The local government is also planning to construct a halfway house where former rebels can temporarily reside before fully reintegrating to the communities. (PNA)