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Investigate Army’s manipulated photo

/ 05:02 AM January 03, 2020

The Makabayan bloc wants the House of Representatives to investigate the government’s program that encourages the rebels to return to the fold of the law.

Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas said the manipulated photos released by the Philippine Army are proof that reports about the declared rebel returnees are not credible.

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Brosas also said that the government allots millions

every year for funding the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or Eclip, which provides assistance to rebel returnees, yet there is no auditing to ensure their proper distribution.

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A hearing in Congress will allow the Philippine Army to explain its side. Editing photos and using them for press releases can lead to misinterpretation.

Our lawmakers should investigate this incident, and make sure the probe is transparent and open to the public.

Kareen Asistio, [email protected]

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