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Military donates books to poverty-stricken schools in Palawan

Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City (May 21) -- Troops of the Palawan-based Air Force and Navy have joined hands in helping the poverty-stricken students of ten elementary schools in Palawan and four in rural Puerto Princesa City.

This, by donating computer sets and new books for their decrepit mini-libraries, and helping in the repair, repainting and maintenance of classrooms on a week-long activity starting Monday (May 20) and is expected to end by Friday.

Troops from the 570th Composite Tactical Wing and the Naval Forces West carried the computers and books, and traveled through poorly maintained dirt roads on May 20, on a mission called "Books For Peace", Maj. Oliver Bañaria PAF, commander of the 6th Civil Relations Group at the Western Command, said.

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Wescom all set for the Annual General Inspection

Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City -- On May 16 to 17,the Inspecting Team from the Armed Forces Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City will visit the Western Command to conduct the regular Annual General Inspection for 2013. The purpose of the AFP-AGI is to assess the operational readiness of all military units nationwide, appraise their adherence to AFP policies and prescribed rules and regulations, and evaluate their overall capability and effectiveness.

 

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Honest, orderly and peaceful elections in Palawan

Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Palawan-based Armed Forces described the May 13 midterm elections as “generally peaceful and greatly successful.”Western Command commander Maj. Gen. Rustico O. Guerrero said although there were a few minor election glitches in some areas, these “did not totally disrupt the electoral process."

“The conduct of voting in Palawan was successful and secured, and the recently concluded midterm elections here had been honest, orderly, and peaceful," he said.

Guerrero, in his rounds in the province with the Provincial Police Office director Col. Anastacio Macalan Jr. and members of the Task Force H.O.P.E., the elections had been generally peaceful amidst a few minor election glitches in some areas.

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Wescom ensures security for Palawan elections

Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
CAMP GENERAL ARTEMIO RICARTE, Puerto Princesa City (May 6, 2013) -- With a week to go before the elections, the Palawan-based Armed Forces was placed on “red alert” on Monday to ensure a peaceful and orderly elections. The raising of the alert have cancelled all leaves and furloughs of the Western Command personnel and required soldiers and civilian employees to be on their posts at all times.
 
MGEN RUSTICO O GUERRERO AFP, commander of the Western Command, said Marine troops have been dispatched to most of the 23 towns of Palawan, including those in several island municipalities.

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