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ENDURING PEACE COMMITMENT: 53IB Presents Peace Efforts in 3rd MPOC-MADAC Meeting in Dumalinao

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) presented its peace efforts at the joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) and Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) Meeting at the Municipal Function Hall, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur on July 13, 2022.

The meeting was headed by Dumalinao mayor and MPOC-MADAC Chairperson Hon. Junaflor Cerilles.

1Lt. Niel Kim Garcia presented the battalion’s peace efforts in maintaining the province of Zamboanga del Sur and its municipalities insurgency-free and ready for further development.

In a statement, 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said that the 53IB will stay by its commitment to maintain the peace in Dumalinao.

“We will continue to live by our mandate to keep the people safe, the very people we have sworn to serve,” said Lt. Col. Herrera.

Also presented in the MPOC-MADAC meeting were security updates from the PNP by Dumalinao Chief of Police PMaj. Joel Galleriana, and POC and ADAC audit by MLGOO Ms. Maribel Estoquia.

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