The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) bestowed Plaques of Philippine Eagle to Matapat Troopers Retirees for their faithful and meritorious service during the Flag Raising Ceremony on May 3, 2021, at 53IB Headquarters, Camp Maj. David Sabido, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.
The plaques were received by Enlisted Personnel TSg. Nelson Asong who has been in service since 1995 and SSg. Julie Crusio who has been in service since 1996. Tsg. Asong and SSg. Crusio are scheduled to retire in June 2021.
“Congratulations on your retirement. You have both contributed to the success and mission accomplishment of the unit and the entire Philippine Army. We are very grateful to have you in serving the communities and securing the province of Zamboanga del Sur. Your achievements have made the difference in the Armed Forces and I commend your dedication and patriotism. You spent your lives for the country, but the time has come to look after yourself and your family,” 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said.