77th INFANTRY (DON’T DARE) BATTALION (CADRE)

77th Infantry Battalion (CADRE) traces its roots from the 16th Infantry Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) Philippine Army its forerunner organized on 16 December 1972. It conducted security operations against the communist and secessionist movements in the Provinces of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Bukidnon, Quezon and Bicol Region. During its stint in Mindanao, the unit was adjudged “Model Battalion” of the AFP pursuant to General Order Nr 85, HCECOM dated 11 Sep 1980.