Philippine Army’s 53IB launches Matapat Community Firing Range in Zamboanga del Sur

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) officially opened the Matapat Community Firing Range on Wednesday, December 1, in a simple inauguration and riboon-cutting ceremony at 53IB Headquarters in Poblacion, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, graced by the Army’s 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division Commander Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio. The Matapat Community Firing Range is a seven-bay shooting range… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB launches Matapat Community Firing Range in Zamboanga del Sur

Philippine Army’s 53IB launches ‘Project Best Life’

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) in partnership with Good Life Psychological Services and Makati Med Foundation launched “Project Best Life” last November 19 to give premium to the mental health and wellbeing of its soldiers and their dependents. In his welcome remarks, 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera emphasized the importance… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB launches ‘Project Best Life’

Lapuyan, Dimataling municipalities declared as ‘insurgency free’

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At the 53rd Infantry Battalion (53IB) Headquarters in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, the Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) of Lapuyan and Dimataling, both municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur, solidified the defeat of the CPP-NPA in their respective towns by passing resolutions declaring them “insurgency free” on Thursday, November 11, 2021.… Continue reading Lapuyan, Dimataling municipalities declared as ‘insurgency free’

Philippine Army’s 53IB partakes in tree planting activity in Kumalarang

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The Municipal Government of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) participated on Thursday (August 26, 2021) in a tree-planting activity at Sicade Reforestation Area, Barangay Sicade, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur to promote a clean and green environment. Kumalarang mayor Ruel Molina organized the event, which was attended by… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB partakes in tree planting activity in Kumalarang

Community pantry established for underprivileged communities

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The CC-MMM Lending Corporation in partnership with the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) organized a community pantry in barangays Calubi and Concepcion in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur on August 15, 2021. The activity was spearheaded by CC-MMM Lending Corporation CEO Marilou Felicia together with 53IB Charlie Company Executive Officer 2Lt. Kim Cedrick… Continue reading Community pantry established for underprivileged communities

Army visits disadvantaged communities, provides youngsters with slippers

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st CMO “Mahigalaon” Battalion (1CMOBn) continue to perform community engagement efforts in Dumingag town, Zamboanga del Sur’s hinterland barangay of Salvador on Thursday, August 12, 2021. The Matapat and Mahigalaon Troopers presented the slippers in cooperation with Barangay Officials led by Barangay Chairman Luisito Cruz. The… Continue reading Army visits disadvantaged communities, provides youngsters with slippers

Philippine Army’s 53IB established community pantry for destitute communities

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The CC-MMM Lending Corporation, in collaboration with the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), held a community pantry in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur’s barangays Lantawan and Libuganan on August 8, 2021. The activity was spearheaded by CC-MMM Lending Corporation CEO Marilou Felicia together with Kabataan Para Sa Pag-asenso (KPSP) Youth Organization and 53IB… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB established community pantry for destitute communities

Farm-to-market road to serve residents of a remote barrio soon, CAFGU receives rice allowances

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), spoke with Sunop Barangay Captain Sarino Alay about the community’s situation, government objectives and initiatives, and the barangay development program, of which Barangay Sunop is a beneficiary. As part of the Barangay Development Program (BDP), the National Task Force to… Continue reading Farm-to-market road to serve residents of a remote barrio soon, CAFGU receives rice allowances

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

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