The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) held Medical and Dental Misson Serbisyo Caravan as part of the unit’s “Better Life: Adopt a CAFGU Project” at Barangay Nangan-nangan, Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur on March 14, 2021.
“The ‘Better Life: Adopt a CAFGU Project’ is a comprehensive program of providing the necessary assistance, knowledge, and structural pathway for our CAFGU Active Auxiliary personnel for them to achieve personal and professional growth,” 53IB Commanding officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said.
“Serbisyo Caravan aims to bring government services closer to the people by delivering basic services to the far-flung barangays. It is also our way of expressing our gratitude and recognizing our CAFGU personnel in their dedication to service for helping our Matapat Troopers in maintaining peace and security in the area,” Lt. Col. Herrera said.
In partnership with the Municipality of Tigabo, 102nd Infantry “IGSOON” Brigade (102Bde), and 547the Engineering “AGILA” Battalion (547Ebn) and, the said Medical and Dental Mission was conducted with giving of used clothes and personal hygiene supplies.
547Ebn provided magic performance entertainment and parlor games for children participated by at least 197 residents.
The activities were spearheaded by Tigbao Municipal Mayor Eleazar Carcallas, 102Bde Dental Team Leader 1Lt Marvin Seth, Barangay Nangan-nangan Chairman Russel, 53IB Charlie Company Commander 1Lt Jonathan Cernitchez.