Malacañang fends off rumors alleging that a P31-million grant was given to "a communist breakaway group"

GMA News Online reports that Malacañang has denied rumors alleging that the government is giving a P31-million grant the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB), which was identified by the report as a "communist breakaway group."

GMA News Online reports that Malacañang has denied rumors alleging that the government is giving a P31-million grant the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB), which was identified by the report as a "communist breakaway group."

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said: "There's no truth to that. We were able to verify with [presidential adviser on peace process Teresita] ’Ging’ Deles and there is no such grant to the ABB."

However, Valte revealed that there will be a project under Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Peaceful and Resilient Communities) or PAMANA program for the development of communities and alternative livelihood. PAMANA, as explained in the report, "seeks to reduce poverty, improve governance and empower communities through community-driven projects that address people's needs and, at the same time, promote peace."

 

Valte reiterated: "Ang main partners ng national government dito ay concerned local government units at national agencies who can implement the programs. So wala pong grant to the ABB, wala pong katotohanan yung umiikot na meron daw na P31 million na ibinigay na grant sa ABB (The national government’s main partners here are the concerned local government units and national agencies who can implement the programs. So there is no truth to the rumor that a P31-million grant was given to the ABB)."

 

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