The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) conducted the Donning of Rank to a newly promoted Matapat Trooper officer during the Flag Raising Ceremony at 53IB Headquarters, Camp Major Sabido, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on April 12, 2021.
Promoted to the rank of Captain effective July 30, 2020, 1Lt. Michael Bumidang was recognized for his meritorious performance and invaluable service rendered during the recent Philippine Army Annual General Inspection covering the period of 4th Quarter 2019 to 3rd Quarter 2020.
“I am very thankful to God for being the source and blessings of my life. It was my dream to become a Soldier when I was young. That is why I pursued to be one knowing that it is not easy to be a defender of peace and security,” Cpt. Bumidang said.
“Congratulation Captain Michael for a well-deserved promotion”. 53IB Executive Officer Cpt Bahnarin Camsa said.
“I congratulate Captain Michael. The Long wait is over and you will now wear the patch of being a captain. Bear in mind that being promoted would entail additional tasks as well as bigger responsibilities for you. We should not complain whenever we are given orders. We should learn how to multi-task because as soldiers, we should be flexible at all times. Everytime you are given a task by your Battalion Commander, your Commander has trust in you so do your job well and put your heart in everything that you do,” 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said.