Troops under the Joint Task Force Central distributed gift packs to 50 former communist terrorists and their dependents in Tacurong City today (December 19).
The gift packs were distributed by Colonel Efren Baluyot, the deputy brigade commander of the 1st Mechanized Infantry (Maaasahan) Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel James Fernando, the commanding officer of the 1st Mechanized Infantry (Lakan) Battalion.
The distribution of the gift packs was held in Barangay San Emmanuel Tacurong City at 9am today.
The JTF Central troops subsequently brought the former rebels to Tropical Beach Resort in General Santos.
Colonel Robert Dauz, the commander of the 1st Mech Bn, said that more than a hundred former rebels already received the benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program of the government.