Philippine Army’s 53IB receives Certificate of Excellence from Division Inspector General

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

The Office of the Inspector General, 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division, Philippine Army awarded the 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) a Certificate of Excellence for Annual General Inspection (AGI) CY 2021.

The AGI inspected 53IB’s Operational Readiness Evaluation (OPREVAL), Mission Accomplishment, Resource Management, and the unit’s Leadership, Morale and Welfare, and Discipline, Law, and Order.

1ID Inspector General Col. Billy Dela Rosa congratulated the unit for earning the Excellent rating in his message.

“I commend you for this achievement. This is a true manifestation that you live by excellence in all you do,” said Col. Dela Rosa.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commanding Officer of 53IB, expressed gratitude to the IG team and complimented the Matapat Troopers on a job well done.

“I thank the IG team led by our Inspector General and former 102nd Brigade’s Task Unit ‘Kaiser’ Commander for this award. Most importantly, I thank and congratulate all Matapat Troopers for putting your heart and passion to your work,” said Lt. Col. Herrera.

Col. Dela Rosa delivered the certificate to Lt. Col. Herrera yesterday, August 10, at 53IB Headquarters, Camp Major David P. Sabido, Poblacion, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.

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