PBGEN MICHAEL JOHN F DUBRIA, Regional Director, represented by PBGEN BERNARD C TAMBAOAN, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, joined the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) Region XII Press Conference on November 10, 2020 at Multi-Purpose Hall, PRO 12, Brgy. Tambler, General Santos City.
Three former high ranking rebels attended, namely: “Ka Efren”, “Ka Jason”, and “Datu Abdul Bayaan”, who spoke and gave their testimonies and predicament in the underground movement. “Ka Efren” gave appreciation to the government for its effort in reaching them out, to quote, “GAPASALAMAT AKO SA HIGAYON NA GIHATAG SA AMUA SA GOBYERNO NA MAKATAMBONG DIRI UG MADUNGGAN ANG AMOANG SENTIMENTO, UG AMUNG MGA KAAGI SA KALIHUKAN”.
The said press conference discussed the deceptive tactics of the insurgents, exploitation of child combatants, danger posed by CTG, and root causes of insurgency, and how to address those concerns for a safer SOCCSKSARGEN.