To strengthen partnerships and collaboration for peace and order, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion conducted Courtesy Call and Coordination meetings with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Stations in the Municipalities of Sominot and Midsalip in Zamboanga del Sur on May 17, 2021.
The Matapat Troopers, led by 53IB Alpha Company Commander 1Lt. Janryl Gumalad, met with Sominot Chief of Police P/Lt. Juanito Aballe and Midsalip Chief of Police P/Maj. Juvic Aballe.
Among the topics that were discussed during the meetings included the following:
– New Area of Operations of 53IB Alpha “Archers” Company
– Security Initiatives Updates of 53IB- Community Engagement activities in barangays of the municipalities
– Joint Law Enforcement Operations with PNP
These activities are parts of the 53IB’s drive to pursue transformation to become a world class Army that is a source of national pride by 2028 in line with the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR).