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Published: Saturday, 03 March 2018

Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City — The Western Command hosts for the first time an inter-school debate and art competitions in celebration of its 42nd founding anniversary.


Based on the theme, “WESCOM @42: One with the Community in Sustaining the Peace and Prosperity in the Last Frontier”, High School and College students from the different schools in the province shall compete for the much coveted 1st Prize award which will be featured as cover of the Tandikan Magazine, the official publication of Western Command.

Aside from that, the winning entries will receive cash prizes and trophies as follows:

1ST PRIZE - Php 10,000.00
2ND PRIZE - Php 6,000.00
3RD PRIZE - Php 4,000.00

The said competition gives our young artists the opportunity to express their ideas on the role of their Armed Forces and the community in achieving lasting peace and prosperity in Palawan. It also aims to inspire our youth to love our country and be contributors to positive change in the community.

All entries will be showcased in various exhibits to be organized by WESCOM. Announcement of winners will be on March 11, 2018 at the VJR Hall, Provincial Capitol Complex, Puerto Princesa City.

Entries may be submitted to the office of the Civil Military Operations WESCOM not later than 5PM on March 5, 2018. Entry forms and mechanics may be downloaded from For inquiries, interested parties may contact 0920-2729521.


Dubbed as “I Am For Peace”, the Western Command will host the 2nd Palawan Inter-School Debate Championship, in partnership with the Palawan State University Law School Student Government. The elimination rounds will be held on March 9 and 10, 2018 at the PSU Main Campus, while the grand finals will be held on March 11, 2018 at the VJR Hall, Provincial Capitol Complex, all in Puerto Princesa City.

The said debate competition is open to Senior High School and College students all over the province of Palawan. Each team is composed of three members. Participating schools may send up to three (3) teams. The competition will follow the Asian Parliamentary procedure and shall debate on issues on internal security, the West Philippine Sea and other peace and development topics.

The winning teams will receive cash prizes, medals and trophies as follows:

CHAMPION Php 10,000.00
1ST RUNNER UP Php 6,000.00
2ND RUNNER UP Php 4,000.00
BEST DEBATER Php 3,000.00
BEST SPEAKER Php 3,000.00

The debate championship shall provide our young minds the venue for oral discussion of issues concerning peace and its preservation through shared responsibility between the Armed Forces and the civilian community. It also aims at instilling patriotism and nationalism in the hearts and minds of the participants.

Aside from the debate competition, the grand finals shall also stage a Peace Advocacy Concert featuring the WESCOM Band and the Palawan Dance Ensemble.

Interested parties may confirm their participation not later than March 8, 2018 through 0975-1152346. Registration forms may be downloaded at

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