Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Philippines allots P25 M initial fund for reward system to end political killings

allots P25 M initial fund for reward system to end political killings

http://www.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2000415&Itemid=2

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday allotted P25 million as initial fund for the government's reward system to put an end to political killings in the country.

President Arroyo also asked the lawmakers to contribute P250,000 each from their Countrywide Development Fund (CDF) to build this fund.

“Political violence has been a scourge in Philippine politics long before our administration. We want to erase the legacy of political violence that haunted our nation for generations. We want to achieve a violence-free political culture in the Philippines once and for all,” the President said.

“Hence, I am allotting an initial 25 million for rewards to informants who provide information that foils political assassination attempts or leads to their solution especially identification of their masterminds. I invite lawmakers to contribute 250 thousand each from their CDF to build this fund,” President Arroyo also said.

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