53IB’s Project Good Life marks 1st Commencement Exercises for 41 FRs

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) marked the 1st Commencement Exercises for 41 Friends Rescued in a simple ceremony held on January 21, 2022, at 53IB Headquarters, Camp Sabido, Villanueva Road, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, as part of its 37th Founding Anniversary celebrations with the theme “MATAPAT@37: Victory in Time of Convergence.” Guests… Continue reading 53IB’s Project Good Life marks 1st Commencement Exercises for 41 FRs

Bayog MTF-ELCAC distributes monetary assistance, rice and food packs to Friends Rescued

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Six Friends Rescued (FRs) of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur received financial assistance, individual rice sacks (25kg), and food packs from the Bayog local government on November 22, 2021. The cash support totaled P120,000 and was presented to the six FRs by Bayog mayor and Municipal Task Force… Continue reading Bayog MTF-ELCAC distributes monetary assistance, rice and food packs to Friends Rescued

53IB, OPAPP, ZamboSur PTF-ELCAC conduct localized peace consultation with Friends Rescued

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The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) led by Program Manager III, Area Management Office, Western Mindanao Mr. Peter Cheng in collaboration with the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Batalion (53IB) held Localized Peace Consultation and Dialogue with Former Rebels (Friends Rescued) on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. DILG-Zamboanga del Sur, in… Continue reading 53IB, OPAPP, ZamboSur PTF-ELCAC conduct localized peace consultation with Friends Rescued

Friends Rescued receive training from Office of Civil Defense

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Friends Rescued (FRs) of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) attended a Community-Based Disaster and Risk Reduction Management (CBDRRM) Training Course held by the Office of Civil Defense Region 9 (OCD-IX) on August 26-27, 2021 at Chandler Suites in Pagadian City. The two-day CBDRRM training is a process in which at-risk communities actively… Continue reading Friends Rescued receive training from Office of Civil Defense

Friends Rescued receive grocery items, livelihood program

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The CC & MMM Lending Corporation, in collaboration with the Kabataan para sa Pag-Asenso (KPSP), gave grocery supplies and livelihood aid to Friends Rescued (FR) students of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) Project Good Life on Friday, August 13, 2021. “Poverty is not a hindrance to success,” CC & MMM Lending Corporation… Continue reading Friends Rescued receive grocery items, livelihood program