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WESCOM beefs up security in Balikatan areas

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, April 5 (PIA) -- Western Command (WESCOM) has beefed up security measures in areas where the Ph-US forces are scheduled to hold its humanitarian and engineering civic assistance projects and military field exercises under 2012 Balikatan in Palawan.

WESCOM celebrates 36th founding anniversary

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, March 14 (PIA) -- Western Command (WESCOM) will celebrate its 36th founding anniversary tomorrow, March 15.

The commemorative celebration will start with a simple thanksgiving mass, followed by a flag raising ceremony in front of the Headquarters building. The formal anniversary program will be done at WESCOM gymnasium.

Western Command confirms bigger RP-US Balikatan exercise in 2012

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan Jan. 5 (PIA) -- The Western Command (WesCom) has confirmed the holding of a bigger joint military exercises under the RP-US Balikatan in April this year.

The Balikatan is an annual RP-US bilateral military humanitarian assistance and training exercise under the auspices of the Mutual Defense Treaty and the Visiting Forces Agreement.

WESCOM joins Palawan’s “Pista na, Pasko pa” celebration

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Dec 21 (PIA) –- It was a night when soldiers of the Western Command (WESCOM) set aside their combat skills and tapped into their artistic selves as they performed an array of songs and dance numbers, skits and other entertaining acts for the residents of Palawan on December 11.

WESCOM pushes for stronger inter-agency linkages

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 19 (PIA) -- Western Command (WESCOM) is pushing for a stronger inter-agency linkages with national government agencies for a more synergized delivery of government projects and services to the people.
To achieve this, a seminar-workshop was held recently to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of the different programs which are being implemented in Palawan.

WESCOM joins celebration of PPUR’s triumph

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Nov 17 (PIA) -– Soldiers from the different military branches in Puerto Princesa City joined its residents on November 12 in celebrating the news of the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River in the list of provisional winners of the global search for the new seven wonders of nature.
The 6th Civil Relations Group of the AFP reported that the announcement was welcomed with fireworks followed by the thanksgiving Mass and unity march, led by local officials of Puerto Princesa, from the City Cathedral to the City Coliseum.

WESCOM continues efforts to protect Palawan tourism industry

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Sept 16 (PIA) -– The Western Command (WESCOM) continues its effort to protect and strengthen the tourism industry in the entire province by addressing the tourism-related security issues in Palawan.

New WESCOM defense press corps takes oath

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan April 18 (PIA) --- The Western Command (WESCOM), AFP looks forward to a constructive working relationship with media practitioners as the new officers of the defense press corps were officially sworn in recently in an oath-taking ceremony held at the Command’s Headquarters in San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City.

New AFP chief, defense secretary visit WESCOM

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Mar. 18 (PIA) -- Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City -- To deliver directly his "Command Guidance" and policy thrust, then the concerns of its personnel, the newly-appointed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) visited March 10 the Western Command (WESCOM) accompanied by the Secretary of National Defense.

More civil-military operation is WESCOM’s new peace plan

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Jan. 21 (PIA) -– WESCOM Commander LtGen Juancho M. Sabban reveals its new peace plan that involves more of civil-military operations to win the hearts of people to work for peace.

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