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CONVERGENCE TOWARD PEACE | 53IB Delivers Peace and Security Updates in Tigbao, ZDS Joint MPOC Meeting

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) delivered peace and security updates during the Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) Meeting in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur on July 13, 2021.

Significant updates delivered include: AFP updates, Situation update in Western Mindanao, Situation update in 53IB AOR, Situation update in Tigbao (remnants of MRGU in Sitio Camansi, Barangay New Tuburan, Tigbao, ZDS), Peacebuilding activities, Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program, Availability of Breaking Free Book (Bisaya Version) and Social Media Advocacy for Matapat Socila Media Pages for daily updates.

Other topics discussed were: Drugs and Criminality in the Municipality, Disposition of PNP Personnel, Support of Barangay Tanods to drug-enforcement operations, barangay projects, appropriation of Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) plan budget, and infrastructure projects.

The meeting was presided by Tigbao mayor Eleazar Carcallas and was attended by 1Lt. Maverick Mira from 53IB; Vice Mayor Hon. Joy Balandra; SB Member, Committee on Peace and Order Hon. Armando Bucog; Tigbao Police Chief P/Maj Mario Regidor; MLGOO Mr. Noel Pamplona; the Barangay Chairmen of Tigbao; and Other Line Agencies.

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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