18th IB holds defense patrol in Basilan

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The government troopers have conducted defense patrol in Basilan province to ensure peaceful and orderly holding of elections in May, military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said.

The Joint Integrated Defense System Patrol spearheaded by the 18th Infantry Battalion (IB), in coordination with the barangay captains and barangay peacekeeping action teams was held in Ungkaya, Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka, and Hadji Mohammad Ajul Thursday, April 25.

The activity was in accordance with the local government units’ covenant signed during the recent Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council meeting.

“Said activity was done purposely to ensure the safety of the people and for a peaceful and orderly national and local elections on May 13,” Westmincom said.