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Skills Enhancement Training Isinagawa para sa 32 Dating Rebeldeng NPA

Published: Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Tatlumpu't dalawang (32) dating rebeldeng NPA na binubuo ng dalawampu't walong (28) kalalakihan at apat (4) na kababaihan ang sumailalim sa isang pagsasanay ng kanilang kakayahan noon Pebrero 6, 2018 sa Skylight Convention Hotel, Roxas Street, Puerto Princesa CIty.

Ang pagsasanay ay naglalayon na madagdagan ang kaalaman ng mga sumukong dating rebeldeng NPA hindi lamang sa pagsasaka, paghahayupan at iba pang mga nakasanayan nilang gawain. Ito ay isa lamang sa mga programa ng gobyerno para sa ating mga kapatid na nagbabalik loob sa ating pamahalaan upang makamtan nila ang masagana at tahimik na pamumuhay.

Kasama ang ilan pang imbitadong tagapagsalita sa iba't ibang larangan, pinangunahan naman ni Captain Cherryl P Tindog PN(M), Chief Public Affairs Office WESCOM ang panunumpa sa katapatan matapos ituro sa kanila ang pagiging matapat sa bansa, lalawigan, pamilya at sarili. Matapos ang pagsasanay ay ibinigay na sa kanila halagang animnapu't limang libong piso (P65,000) bilang livelihood and immediate assistance para sa kanilang pagbabagong buhay.

Ang nasabing Skills Enhancement Training ay programa ng Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) para sa mga dating rebeldeng NPA na sinusuportahan naman ng Western Command at iba't ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan at mga katuwang sa pamayanan. 

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32 Former NPA Rebels Receive Financial Assistance

Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY– The Provincial Government of Palawan, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Western Command (WESCOM) successfully facilitated the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) Awarding of financial assistance to 32 former NPA rebels held on February 05, 2018 at the Provincial Capitol.

Composed of 28 males and four (4) females, the 32 former rebels from communist terrorist New People’s Army (NPA) received financial assistance from CLIP for livelihood assistance, services and support. Each CLIP beneficiary availed a total amount of Sixty Five Thousand Pesos (P 65,000.00), alienated as Php50,000 for livelihood assistance and Php15,000 for immediate assistance.

At the beginning of year 2018, the rise of NPA surrenders in Palawan shows the local government’s earnestness and partnership with WESCOM in attaining peace and order through the implementation of CLIP for their reconciliation and reintegration into the mainstream society. This is also a manifestation of the former rebels' desire and hope for new beginnings and a better future.

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WESCOM Honors KIG Deployed Personnel

Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

Puerto Princesa City- As a tribute for their selfless service rendered as vanguards of the Philippine-held Islands in the West Philippine Sea, an Awarding Ceremony for the outgoing Kalayaan Island Group(KIG) security personnel was held on 26 January 2018 at Western Command Headquarters, Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Bgy. San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City.



The event was jibed with Headquarters WESCOM's Flag Retreat and was spearheaded by Commodore Dorvin Jose Legazpi, the Deputy Commander, Western Command and Captain Carlos Sabarre, the Deputy Commander for Fleet Operations, Naval Forces West(NFW).

 Said awardees are personnel from Headquarters NFW, 3rd Marine Brigade and MSAC-W respectively. They all received the Kalayaan Campaign Medals and Military Merit Medals.



The awarading of the outgoing KIG security personnel is a regular practice of WESCOM and NFW to honor the heroic deeds of every personnel assigned in the KIG. 

WESCOM's Joint Task Group South Recovers 1 Shotgun and other NPA Paraphernalia in Brooke's Point

Published: Sunday, 21 January 2018

As the Joint Task Group South (JTGS), composed of MBLT4 and 18SFC, clears remaining Communist Terrorists Mass Base areas in Southern Palawan, its operating elements recovered 1 Shotgun, 1 M16 magazine with live ammo, back packs and Bienvenido Vallever Command uniforms in Sitio Gara, Brgy Amas, Brooke's Point last 18 January 2018.

The seizure of said items was based on information from concerned residents of said area. This was a result of an enhanced information sharing protocol established by LGU of Brooke's Point as a result of series of MPOC meetings, security forums, and most importantly the commitment vowed by local leaders and constituents.

WESCOM shall continue with its focused military operations in Palawan in order to dismantle all NPA. Likewise WESCOM urges NPA members to surface, return to fold of the law and be reintegrated in the mainstream society.

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