After forty one years of dedicated, productive and mission-oriented stint of 7th Infantry (TAPAT) Battalion under the command of the Commanding Officer LTC DONALD M GUMIRAN INF (GSC) PA celebrated its 41th Foundation Anniversary in very simple way on 23 July 2014. The activity was started with a mass officated by the Division Chaplain CPT ELMER E BASAS CHS (PA) at about 1000H same day.
At about 1800h, the ceremony begun with the entrance of 7IB troops in combat formation with the presence of BGEN EDMUNDO R PANGILINAN AFP, Division Commander, 6ID, PA as the GOHAS. Present during the occasion were Hon. Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza, Provincial Governor and representatives from the different Local Government Unit of North Cotabato Province and Maguindanao Province; Civilian Partners, Non-Goverment Organizations, Local Government Unit headed by Mayors and its subordinates of Pikit, Kabacan, Carmen, Matalam and Mlang all of North Cotabato and of Datu Montawal and Pagalungan all of Maguindanao; LTC GUMIRAN extended his gratitudes to all 7IB troopers and civilian entities and all individuals who makes remarkable accomplishments during previous administration in maintaining a peaceful environment and established best rapport among civilians, militaries and other stakeholders and for all the efforts shared during his commandership.The activity was culiminated at 2000H same day.