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PEACE, SECURITY UPDATES | 53IB Attends Joint MPOC, MADAC Meeting in Siayan, ZDN

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) attended the Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) and Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC), Municipal Development Council (MDC), and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) Meeting at Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte on May 27, 2021.Among the topics that were discussed by 53IB during the meeting included that following: Communist Terrorist Groups Situation Updates, Peacebuilding Efforts and Community Engagements, Digital and Social Media Initiatives on Facebook, Website, and Breaking Free Book, and Better Life Program for CAFGUs.Other topics include: Crime rate discussion by PNP, Municipal Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plan discussed by Municipal Local Government Operation Officer (MLGOO), and Covid-19 vaccination updates discussed by the Municipal Health Office.The Meeting was spearheaded by Siayan Mayor Josecor Gepolongca, Vice Mayor Primitivo Castillo, MPDC Sixto Atuy, MLGOO Chandiramani Obut, Fire Marshall SFO3 Jay Balasbas, Siayan MPS COP P/Maj. Aiko Tesoro, Brarangay Officials, Department of Education staff, and Municipal Health Office workers.This activity is part 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).

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