The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “MATAPAT” Battalion (53IB) in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur conducted Medical and Dental Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) activities in Barangays Datagan and Katipunan on March 16, 2021.
The residents of the two barangays were provided with medical supplies, slippers, cutting of hairs, a feeding program, and leaflets sharing for awareness drive against CPP-NPA rebels.
The said MEDCAP activities were spearheaded by Guipos Mayor Vicente Cajeta and 53IB Executive Officer Cpt. Bahnarin Camsa, Barangay Datagan Chairman Felix Taping, Barangay Katipunan Councilor Johny Digang, PESO Manager Merlinda Pilapil, OIC Municipal Agriculturist Anita Gallebo, President of Green Valley Eagle Cluster Melvin Villarta, OIC Municipal Accountant Ranulfo Saliot, Municipal Health Officer Dra. Joy Mae Patangan, PNP PNCO Pssg Cathy Ruth Go, and 53IB CMO personnel PFC Joven Batucan.