The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) collaborated with the different Government Security Forces and the Municipal Government of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur in the recently concluded City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting at Mayor’s Office, Municipal Hall, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur on July 28, 2021.
Significant updates delivered by 53IB Operations Officer 1Lt. Jonathan Cernitchez include: AFP updates, Situation update in Western Mindanao, Situation update in 53IB AOR, Situation update in Pagadian City, Peacebuilding activities, Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program, and Social Media Advocacy for Matapat Social Media Pages for daily updates.
Other topics discussed by government security forces include: Update on the case of Barangay Captain Ali Gampong of Tiguma, preparation for PNP Chief P/Gen Guillermo Eleazar visit to City PNP station and courtesy call to Mayor Sammuel Co on 02 Aug. 2021, update on shooting incidents considering Pagadian City is at high risk since 2016, Joint Patrol AFP and PNP at the vicinity of Pagadian City, creating a resolution of Joint Task Force (JTF) Pagadian City composed of PNP, AFP and RMFC, Reactivation of BPATs and BIN, Creating a PNP Substations, Update from Pagadian City Chamber of Business League, Update of Drugs Awareness Campaign and BADAC.
The meeting was presided by Pagadian City Mayor Mayor Samuel Co and was participated by different head of agencies from BJMP, BFP, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), DILG, PNP, CHO NBI, and City Councilors.
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).