Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) inspected the barangay road of the hinterland barangay of Sunop in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on July 31, 2021. Barangay Sunop is included in the Barangay Development Program (BDP) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and was allotted twenty (20) million… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

53IB commander inspects housing project for Subanen IPs

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Last July 31, the Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) reviewed the National Housing Authority’s (NHA) 20-million, 100-unit housing project for the Subanen Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the remote barrio of Sunop in Dumingag town, Zamboanga del Sur. The NHA, in collaboration with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP),… Continue reading 53IB commander inspects housing project for Subanen IPs

Army, private corporation conducts medical mission in Zamboanga del Sur

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The CC & MMM Lending Corporation, in collaboration with the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division (1ID), organized a Medical Outreach Program in Barangay Betinan, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur on Saturday (July 31). An oplan tuli and free dental service, haircut, and checkup were part of the medical… Continue reading Army, private corporation conducts medical mission in Zamboanga del Sur

NGO, Project Good Life ink MOA for Project Nurture

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The Project Good Life of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Inner Wheel Club of Yllana Bay inked the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Project Nurture last July 24 at Good Life Village, Poblacion, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur. Project Nurture is a holistic care for the children of Friends Rescued (FRs)… Continue reading NGO, Project Good Life ink MOA for Project Nurture

CAFGUs receive rice allowance from Zamboanga del Sur provincial government

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The Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur gave rice allowance to twenty-five CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion based in Ticala Island Patrol Base in San Pablo town as part of its “Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Project” on Monday, July 26, 2021. ZamboSur Board Member for Peace and Order John Regala… Continue reading CAFGUs receive rice allowance from Zamboanga del Sur provincial government

Army troopers, LGU unearth rice supply for CPP-NPA terrorists in Zamboanga del Sur

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Through the combined efforts of the hinterland community in Barangay Salvador, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st CMO “Mahigalaon” Battalion (1CMOBn), a hidden rice supply for Communist-NPA terrorists was discovered on July 25, 2021. After information was revealed by a certain Renato Panilagan, who discovered the… Continue reading Army troopers, LGU unearth rice supply for CPP-NPA terrorists in Zamboanga del Sur

Philippine Army’s 53IB, community join hands to rebuild barangay road together

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st CMO “Mahigalaon” Battalion (1CMOBn) partnered with the community of Barangay Salvador in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur to rebuild the barangay’s main road on July 19-20, 2021. The Matapat and Mahigalaon Troopers, along with Hon. Rolly Jemino of the Committee on Peace and Order, engaged in… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, community join hands to rebuild barangay road together

Philippine Army’s 53IB, Zamboanga del Sur LGU press on ‘Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program’

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur pressed on 53IB’s “Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program” for CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) at Bolisong Patrol Base in Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur on July 26, 2021. The CAAs of Bolisong Patrol Base received 15 and 1/2 sacks of food… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, Zamboanga del Sur LGU press on ‘Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program’

Army’s CAFGU Active Auxiliaries vaccinated vs COVID-19 in Midsalip

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On July 23, 2021, the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) received COVID-19 vaccination at Midsalip Central School, Poblacion Midsalip, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. Vaccination was given to ten (10) Matapat Troopers deployed to Unidos, Cabaluran, and Pisompongan. This effort is part of the 53IB’s goal of becoming… Continue reading Army’s CAFGU Active Auxiliaries vaccinated vs COVID-19 in Midsalip

Army inspects recently completed infrastructure project in a remote barrio

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The recently completed farm-to-market road (FMR) and hanging bridge in the far-flung barangay of Duelic in Midsalip town, Zamboanga del Sur, were inspected by the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) to assure development and advancement. Agriculture and farming are very important to the individuals and communities in and around Barangay Duelic. Furthermore, the… Continue reading Army inspects recently completed infrastructure project in a remote barrio