Eastern Visayas Fake Surrenderees

Visayas farmers troop to the head office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Quezon City to slam the agency’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) that seeks to provide monetary compensation (P140,000/head) to members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who will submit to the folds of the government.

Farmers groups said that CLIP is being used as a money-making scheme and for intensified militarization of peasant communities in their region to force ordinary and civilian farmers to become fake NPA surrenderees.

Photos by Katrina Yamzon