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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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AFP unloads pangolin carcasses from Chinese vessel

Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City (April 28) – Elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Command and Naval Forces West have removed and transported to Puerto Princesa City the 400 boxes, each containing five to six pangolins, or scaly anteaters, from the cargo hold of F/N Min Long Yu, whose crew were charged with poaching and other violations.

A two-day hauling off of the pangolin carcasses were made by soldiers from Team Wescom and NFW using two M35 trucks to the designated burial site in a government-owned land in Barangay Irawan, Puerto Princesa City.

 Starting on 9am of April 27, the hauling was completed at 2pm the next day. To contain the stench of the skinned anteaters, each box was individually wrapped in black plastic bags during their 30-minute ride from the Puerto Princesa port, where the Chinese boat was docked.

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