CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, December 19 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Misamis Oriental received a Plaque of Recognition from the 58th Infantry “Dimalulupig” (Battalion), 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army during their 34th Founding Anniversary. 

The plaque is in recognition for DILG MisOr’s unending support to the military’s fight against terrorism and insurgency in the Province. This was made visible during the implementation of the Misamis Oriental Task Force – Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (MOTF-ELCAC) in the province particularly the E-CLIP Cluster.

DILG Misamis Oriental Provincial Director Marisia C. Naybe said that the Department will continually support the Army in ensuring the safety and protection of the province. 

“This is our mission. This is our pursuit of service in bringing out the support we can give as we achieve specific goal in our community and that is to ensure everyone’s safety and protection,” she shared. 

Among the awardees were the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), 12 barangays of Misamis Oriental composed of five (5) barangays from Balingasag, three (3) barangays from Lagonglong, two (2) barangays from Salay, one (1) barangay from Medina, one (1) barangay from Claveria, one (1) civilian family, and an Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) from Balingasag. 

58IB Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Roy Anthony O. Derilo said the Civilian Stakeholders contributed big in the success of attaining the battalion’s mission, especially in bringing long and lasting peace in the hinterland communities.

Top officials from the Philippine Army including 4ID Major General Franco Nemesio M. Gacal, Commanding Officer Derilo, national agencies, and other stakeholders graced the celebration.