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Duterte to visit Masbate

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 11:12 AM January 09, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to arrive in Masbate province on Wednesday afternoon to attend an event of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the presentation of rebel returnees.

The president was invited to the “Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay” program in Dimasalang town, according to Bhem Romano, DTI Bicol spokesperson.

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At the program, Duterte will award P65,000 worth of livelihood seeding kits to 65 beneficiaries.

Close to P500,000 worth of financing projects under the DTI’s Pondo para sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso program will also be given.

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Duterte was also set to meet with former New People’s Army rebels in Cataingan town, who have joined the Comprehensive Local Integration Program of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

A source said Duterte and his entourage would also attend the birthday celebration of Masbate Gov. Antonio Kho./lzb

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