The 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) welcomed the newly promoted Brigade Commander of the 102nd Infantry “Igsoon” Brigade, Philippine Army, and awarded Nineteen (19) Officers and Enlisted Personnel as he paid a visit to the Home of Matapat Troopers at 53IB Headquarters, Poblacion, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, on July 14, 2023.
During the visit, Brigadier General Elmer B. Suderio awarded the Military Commendation Medal to deserving Matapat Troopers. This prestigious recognition highlights the exceptional achievements and meritorious actions of the troops, who have gone above and beyond to protect and serve the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
In addition to the award ceremony, Brigadier General Elmer B. Suderio delivered an inspiring message to the Matapat Troopers. His words of encouragement to boost the morale, reaffirm the importance in safeguarding the peace and security of the region, and motivate the troops to continue upholding the highest standards of professionalism and bravery.
The presence of the newly promoted Brigade Commander at the 53IB Headquarters further solidifies the commitment of the Philippine Army to recognize and appreciate the hard work and sacrifices made by its troops. This visit serves as a testament to the Army’s unwavering support for its soldiers and their families while also emphasizing the value of unity and teamwork within the military.