Troops' Welfare

53rd IB’s Charlie Company Headquarters blessed

A blessing of headquarters post was conducted to the newly-constructed Company Headquarters of Charlie Company, 53rd Infantry (MATAPAT) Battalion in Barangay Gasa of Lakewood town, this province last 19 June.

Charlie Company, 53rd IB is currently led by 1Lt. Jonathan Cernitchez.

The blessing was conducted by Rev. Fr. Stefano Mosca of the Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions (PIME). He is a parish priest in Lakewood town under the Diocese of Ipil.

Previously located in Upper Nilo town in the Municipality of Tigbao, the Company now sits just beside the Barangay Hall of Brgy Gasa, overlooking Mounts Kulabog and Ganaan, both in Lakewood town.

It was strategically and tactically placed so as to deter NPA terrorist atrocities and extortion activities in the area, as Barangay Gasa was known to be a safe haven of NPA terrorists before.

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