To further strengthen its convergence with the LGU and other partner agencies, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) participated in the recently-concluded Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) at GAD Building, Municipal Compound, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur.
The topics discussed by 53IB during the meeting included the following: Situation update in Midsalip and 53IB’s Area of Responsibility, Updates on Balonai Patrol Base, peacebuilding activities, Critical Infrastructure, Investment Protection, and Security Operations (CIIPSO) in Midsalip, the unit’s Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program, and social media advocacy.
DILG/MLGOO updates were also given by Ms Ethel M Trobanos and discussed the following: Updates on Barangay Development (BDP) in the municipality.
The meeting was presided by – Municipal Mayor/MPOC Chairman Hon. Elmer M Soronio, and was attended by Vice Mayor Hon. Stewart R Padayhag, SB Member on Peace and Order Hon. Darlito S Mario, COP, Midsalip MPS P/Maj Juvic D Aballe, 53IB Alpha Company Commander 1Lt Janryl S Gumalad, MLGOO Ms Ethel M Trobanos, MHO Dr Janine Ann F Pangandian and other partner agencies.