Philippine Army’s 53IB conducts local peacebuilding forum on ELCAC

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

The barangay captains of the municipalities of Dimataling and Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur, attended the Local Peacebuilding Forum on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) organized by the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion on November 11, 2021 at 53rd IB Headquarters in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur. The said peacebuilding forum was conducted to facilitate… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB conducts local peacebuilding forum on ELCAC

‘Disgruntled’ NPA member surrender in South Cotabato

A “disgruntled” member of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the South Cotabato province hinterlands surrendered to government troops on Tuesday, November 11, 2021. Following a series of negotiations, the rebel, according to 1Lt. Krisjuper Andreo Punsalan, commanding officer of the Army’s 11th Special Forces Company, yielded voluntarily along with his firearm in… Continue reading ‘Disgruntled’ NPA member surrender in South Cotabato

Gov’t unveils ELCAC, BDP projects in Zamboanga del Sur

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After a groundbreaking ceremony held last October 30, 2021, the government, through the Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ZDS PTF-ELCAC), kept its promise of bringing government services to the people and inaugurated another set of Barangay Development Program (BDP) Projects in Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur. The ceremony was… Continue reading Gov’t unveils ELCAC, BDP projects in Zamboanga del Sur

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

Serbisyo Caravan provides public service in Aurora

Photo courtesy of 91st Infantry Sinagtala Battalion, 7ID, PA

The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion and the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division on Monday took part in a “Serbisyo Caravan” at Dingalan town, Baler, Aurora, which benefited hundreds of residents. The Dingalan Municipal Task Force – End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC), led by Mayor Shierwin H. Taay, spearheaded the activity. Other local government… Continue reading Serbisyo Caravan provides public service in Aurora

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

Community in ELCAC barangay receive interventions from SDIP

The residents of the outlying barangay of Datagan in Guipos town, Zamboanga del Sur got government interventions as part of the Sustainable Development Intervention Program (SDIP) on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Residents got four 20kg male pigs for livestock, five sacks of corn seeds, packed vegetable seedlings such as kangkong, okra, zucchini, eggplant, and petchay,… Continue reading Community in ELCAC barangay receive interventions from SDIP