SECURITY UPDATES | 53IB, PNP, LGU Hold Joint MPOC-MADAC Meeting in San Miguel, ZDS

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur held the Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council Meeting (MPOC) and Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) on April 15, 2021.

The meeting, led by San Miguel Mayor Angelito Martinez II, was attended by Vice Mayor Celso Otero, 53IB Alpha Company Commander 1Lt. Maverick Mira, P/Cpt Nursaibar Mahadi, MLGOO Amelia Fernandez, Municipal Council Members, and Barangay officials.

Among the topics that were discussed during the meeting included the 53IB’s new area of operations covering the whole province of Zamboanga del Sur, established Special CAFGU Active Auxiliary (SCAA) patrol bases, Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) road projects including Dumalian-Tiguha road opening, peace building efforts and community engagements, Information Operations and digital initiatives, Breaking Free book, anti-drug abuse efforts, Covid-19 related topics, and crime trends, and the current security situation in San Miguel and the whole province.

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