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

Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

The Army’s 2nd Special Forces Battalion (2SFBn) has launched the “fighters to farmers” program in Talipao, Sulu, to provide former Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members with a sustainable livelihood. The program, according to 2SFBn commander Lt. Col. Benito Ramos Jr., aims to put food on the table for ASG surrenderers and their families. “This food… Continue reading Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

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

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

Sibugay PTF-ELCAC conducts ground breaking ceremony for its BDP project in Kabasalan town

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The Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) held a ground breaking ceremony for a Barangay Development Program (BDP) project in Barangay Lacnapan, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The P15 million Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) Concreting Project is part of a P20 million BDP fund distributed to local government units as… Continue reading Sibugay PTF-ELCAC conducts ground breaking ceremony for its BDP project in Kabasalan town

Former high-ranking NPA terrorist surrenders in Zamboanga del Sur

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In a simple activity held at the Governor’s Office in Zamboanga Motors, Pagadian City on August 20, 2021, a former high-ranking member of the CPP-NPA surrendered and was presented to Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) Chairperson and Governor Victor J. Yu. Alias Marlon, the Communist-NPA Terrorist (CNT)… Continue reading Former high-ranking NPA terrorist surrenders in Zamboanga del Sur

PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

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At the recently concluded 3rd Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) – Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting held at Balay Bisaya, Provincial Government Complex, Barangay Dao, Pagadian City on July 16, 202, the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) continued to uphold peace… Continue reading PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur