WPS Spokesperson To Preside Command Turnover of CMOU-W

Published: Friday, 18 October 2013

Camp Gen. Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City – Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issues and concurrent commander of the Philippine Navy’s civil military operations group, will preside over the turnover of command of the Civil Military Operations Unit-West (CMOU-West) on October 15 at the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon in Puerto Princesa City.

Col. Arevalo will bestow the outgoing CMOU-West commanding officer, Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Stanlee Vince Gonzaga, a military merit award for his “actual participation and valuable services rendered as  Acting Commanding Officer, CMOU-West from 26 July 2011 to date.”


The merit award was given to LTJG Gonzaga who was “imbued with high sense of responsibility and dedication to duty, commitment to service in aid of peace and development activities in the area of the CMOU–West.”

He carried out  the following accomplishments in consonance with the Bayanihan Concept of Philippine Navy’s Sail Plan 2020 Strategic objectives; in trekking the “Tuwid na Daan” programs of His Excellency, President BENIGNO S AQUINO III and in compliance with seven missions of the Philippine Navy:  LTJG GONZAGA PN was instrumental to the success of various activities participated by his unit such as Civic Action Programs to include four Layag Lakbayan Program of Palawan, five Show The Flag Missions, one ENCAP and six feeding programs. 

He also facilitated COMREL activities, such as collection of used clothes and cash donations intended for typhoon Sendong victims, and distribution of five brand new computer sets to different schools in the province through “Books for Peace Program” of Rotary Club Loyola Heights Chapter. Moreover, various environmental protection programs was participated during his tour of duty; six tree planting, three Mangrove planting and eight Coastal Clean- up drives were conducted.  

“In support to address internal security operations, LT Gonzaga facilitated Information Support Affairs (ISA) activities through distribution of leaflets propaganda materials, film showing and by conducting Information Drive concerning “Role of Youth in Nation Building” to different High schools and Universities in Palawan,” the award citation read. 

As Part of Naval Forces West Public Affairs efforts, LTJG GONZAGA PN Hosted “Ang Navy MO” a regular radio program at RGMA DYSP Super Radyo discussing Filipino patriotism and nationalism. LTJG EDUARD PABLICO PN will take over Gonzaga’s post. ––END 



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