Serbisyo caravan, medical mission organized by LGU, 53IB in Midsalip

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) demonstrated its commitment to serve by taking part in the Serbisyo Caravan and Medical Mission, which was organized by the Municipal Government of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. The CAFGUs, their dependents, and the residents of Barangays New Unidos, Golictop, Pawan, Ecuan, Licuruan, Tulbong, and Katipunan benefited from… Continue reading Serbisyo caravan, medical mission organized by LGU, 53IB in Midsalip

Army, TESDA introduces poverty-alleviation training in ELCAC barangay in Lakewood; organizes community outreach

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Region IX (TESDA-IX) with Assistant Regional Director and Provincial Director Engr. Alan Bacatan together with the Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) of Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur, other government agencies, and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) conducted a Training Induction… Continue reading Army, TESDA introduces poverty-alleviation training in ELCAC barangay in Lakewood; organizes community outreach

Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects BDP project in Pagadian City

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) reviewed the continuing construction of Barangay Development Program (BDP) projects in Barangay Dampalan, Pagadian City, to ensure that development and progress are not delayed. Through the Army’s Community Support Program (CSP), Barangay Dampalan was declared “clear” of CPP-NPA terrorist influence in March 2019. The Barangay is a… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects BDP project in Pagadian City

Army, TESDA distributes starter kits in ELCAC barangay

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Midsalip Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) distributed Starter Toolkits to students to produce organic fertilizer, produce organic concoctions and extracts, and raise organic small ruminants as part of its Special Training for Employment Program in Barangay Noburan in Labangan, Zamboanga… Continue reading Army, TESDA distributes starter kits in ELCAC barangay

Philippine Army’s 53IB, 547EBn partakes in bloodletting activity in Midsalip

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 547th Engineer “Agila” Battalion (547EBn) took part in a Mass Bloodletting Activity with the theme “Imong Dugo, Makasalbar ug Kinabuhi” in Barangay Pisompongan, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. The Municipal Government of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur, along with its Rural Health Unit (RHU), spearheaded the bloodletting effort.… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, 547EBn partakes in bloodletting activity in Midsalip

53IB, Zamboanga del Sur police plant trees, demonstrate marksmanship, accuracy skills after JPSCC

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After the recent Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) Meeting at 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) Headquarters, Camp Sabido, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) planted trees and demonstrated their pistol marksmanship and accuracy skills. The tree-planting event was… Continue reading 53IB, Zamboanga del Sur police plant trees, demonstrate marksmanship, accuracy skills after JPSCC

LGU, RHU, 53IB conducts mobile vaccination, medical mission in Midsalip

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As part of its “Better Life: Adopt a CAFGU Project,” the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), in collaboration with the Municipal Government of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur and its Rural Health Unit (RHU), conducted a mobile vaccination and medical mission at Barangay Pisompongan Covered Court. The said initiative benefited the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries… Continue reading LGU, RHU, 53IB conducts mobile vaccination, medical mission in Midsalip

COVID-19 vaccines secured by 53IB

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) secured the safe delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines from Pagadian City Airport to the Pagadian City Health Office and the Zamboanga del Sur Medical Center on Friday, September 17, 2021. The Pagadian City Health Office received 120 vials of Moderna vaccination, while the Zamboanga del Sur Medical Center… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccines secured by 53IB

53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

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During his visit to Cogonan Patrol Base, a remote patrol base in the town of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, the Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, awarded Certificates of Recognition and Letters of Commendation as part of his commitment to keep the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs)… Continue reading 53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), boosted the morale and welfare of Matapat Troopers during a visit to a remote patrol base in Barangay Pisompongan in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Technical Sergeant Wanil Gandawali was awarded the Military Merit Medal by Lt.… Continue reading 53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur