The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) bestowed the Matapat Eagle Award to retirees in a simple ceremony held at 53IB Headquarters, Camp Maj. David Sabido, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on May 20, 2022.
The Matapat Eagle Award, which symbolizes relentless courage and excellence, serves as a fitting recognition for the troops’ invaluable service and dedication to duty. The award was bestowed to TSg Julius O Dormitorio, SSg Renante M Dalere, SSg Richard S Comilang, SSg Roberto O Oguan, SSg Miguel M Bangcoyan, SSg Chenito C Cañoneo, Sgt Juvy M De Vicente and Sgt Lajid I Nasser for their enduring commitment and contributions to the success and mission accomplishment of the unit and the entire Philippine Army.
“Your achievements have made the difference in the Armed Forces and I commend your dedication and patriotism. You all spent your life for the country, but the time has come to look after yourselves and your families. We are very grateful to have you in serving the communities and securing the province of Zamboanga del Sur. ” said Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera.
53IB’s Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera also acknowledges their respective spouses for their love, care, and support.
“Your continued prayers, inspiration,and love for your warrior- husbands have contributed to their well-being and morale until they finish the race.” Lt. Col. Herrera expressed
Certificates of Appreciation were accorded to Mrs Vilma T. Dormitorio, Mrs Geraldine M. Oguan, Mrs Susan H. Bangcoyan, Mrs Alma S. Cañoneo for their invaluable support to their spouse while serving the Filipino people.