The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) held the Send-off Ceremony of CAA-II and Turn Over of Firearms for 153 Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) with Gov. Victor Yu as Guest of Honor and Speaker at 53IB Headquarters, Camp Major David Sabido, Guipos, ZDS on March 15, 2021.
“I challenge our newly-assigned CAAs to fulfill your duty in implementing peace and order in our province. Expect that we will give you our moral and financial support. We recognize your contributions to maintain peace and order. Congratulations and Good luck to each of you,” Gov. Yu said.
ZDS 2nd District Board Member John Regala, who witnessed the said event said: “Bear in mind that there are a lot who aspire to be CAAs but only a few are chosen. You all are very fortunate. Stay disciplined because you will bring the name of this unit as well as your Governor. Congratulations and be safe as you go along with your assignments.
“Our CAAs will be part of our goals in maintaining peace and order in Zamboanga del Sur. We remind our CAAs to always remember their training and apply it in fulfilling their responsibilities. Our CAFGUs should be dedicated and passionate in serving the people and should strive hard to be regular soldiers,” 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera.