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We understand the concern and responsibility of the US government on their citizens’ welfare, and for such issued a warning on possible terrorists activities in Palawan.


Western Command shares the same concern. That is why, even several months ago, even without reference to  any travel advisory, Western Command has beefed up our security posture for tourists season. We see to it that we are always a step further on security. In fact, we remain on heightened alert, but assures the public that Palawan, being one of the most beautiful place in the world, is safe for both local and foreign nationals, residing in and/or visiting the province, including Puerto Princesa.


WESCOM, the Coast Guard and the PNP, as well as the Provincial Government of Palawan and the City Government of Puerto Princesa, are in close coordination in enforcing law and order, and in suppressing lawless violent activites. All our units and assets are being utilized to ensure maximum security. Aside from the 2 Coast Guard Patrol Boats, our Marines are securing Sabang and UGR area. The Ph Navy NAVSOU team and a RHIB will also augment the security force. PNP personnel will also beef up their security in the area. PAF helicopter will conduct regular patrol as well.


Moreover, vessel of your Navy, Coast Guard and PNP Maritime Police, as well as that of the Rescue 165 and Bantay Dagat were distributed and positioned on choke points. Government forces here are on strategic check points and in vital tourist destinations, resorts and other public venues.


Moreover, the people of Palawan are with us in remaining vigilant in their areas, and in coordinating with us on relevant information vital to public safety.


We are all doing our very best, together with other agencies, in denying any terrorist groups entry and access in the high seas and coastal areas. Likewise, Inter-agency Task Groups in tourist areas like Coron, El Nido, Sabang, Honda Bay, Balabac, Bataraza, Rio Tuba, Brooke’s Point, among others, were also activated.


Numerous meetings and coordination with resort owners, security agencies, Muslim leaders, Palawan Chamber of Commerce, and LGUs were also held. The solid inter-agency coordination and cooperation in the Province keep everything in place and everyone on our toes to ensure that Palawan remains safe.


We urge the public to remain calm and vigilant. Your AFP and other government forces, and the Provincial Government of Palawan and the City Government of Puerto Princesa, are here and will protect and secure you.



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