3rd Mech celebrates 15th founding anniversary

SAN JOSE, Tarlac — 3rd Mechanized Infantry “Makatarungan” Battalion (3rd MIB) celebrated Wednesday its 15th Founding Anniversary.

Bearing the theme “Ika-15 Taong Anibersaryo ng Bayanihan para sa Ganap na Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran,” 3rd MIB celebrates continuous service to the country through upholding the bayanihan spirit. 

“When we talk about 3rd Mech, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘bayanihan.’ This unique concept helps neutralize lawless elements and end insurgency,” anniversary Guest of Honor and Philippine Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay said. 

Gapay also encouraged the members of the battalion to continue striving to fulfil their duties, and the key stakeholders to continue supporting the battalion’s programs. 

“Thank you in your efforts toward operational and organizational excellence, your development support and security operations greatly reduced the armed capability and influence of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army in your areas of operations,” Gapay added. 

The 3rd MIB was activated on January 1, 2005 and was created due to the realization of the viability of deploying mechanized unit that will perform internal security operations and confront various threat groups within the area of operations in Central Luzon.