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503 (MANILA WATER) Water Servoce Battalion
Country Philippines Philippines
Allegiance Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Branch Philippine Army
Type Laang Kawal Seal.jpg Army Reserve
Combat Support & Service Support
Role Combat Support & Combat Service Support, SAR and CSAR, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, Civil-Military Operations and Civil-military Co-operations
Size 3 Ready Reserve Companies and 1 Headquarters & Headquarters Service Company
Part of Under the AFP Reserve Command Affiliate Reserve Group
Nickname(s) 3rd AFP Water Service Battalion
Motto(s) Care in Every Drop
Engagements None
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
Commanders
Current
commander
AFP Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia.jpg LTC RUEL T MARANAN (RES) PA
Insignia
Search and Rescue Tab
The AFP Search and Rescue Tab.jpg
Laang Kawal Seal
Laang Kawal Seal.jpg

The 503rd (MANILA WATER) Water Service Battalion (Reserve),[1] known officially as 3rd AFP Water Service Battalion, is one of the affiliated reserve battalions of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which is organic to the AFP Reserve Command Affiliate Reserve Group of the AFP Reserve Command. It is a Combat Service Support & Service unit specializing in Water treatment, Water Distribution, Sewage management, with subspecialties in Urban Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation, Civil Military Operations and Co-operations.[1]

It is part of the corporate responsibility arm of the Manila Water Corporation.

Organization[edit | edit source]

The following are the units that are presently placed under operational control of the 503rd (MANILA WATER) Water Service Battalion (Reserve):

Base units[edit | edit source]

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Company

Line units[edit | edit source]

  • "A" Water Service Company
  • "B" Water Service Company
  • "C" Water Service Company

Awards and Decorations[edit | edit source]

Campaign Streamers[edit | edit source]

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge SAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana 4 February 2010 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 04 Feb '10
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge General Elections, Philippines 1 July 2010 General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July '10

Badges[edit | edit source]

Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
AFP Election Duty Badge General Elections, Philippines 21 May 2010 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May '10

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