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WESCOM Activates Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa

Published: Saturday, 10 March 2018

The Western Command activates Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa in a simple ceremony held today, 10 March 2018 at Headquarters 3rd Marine Brigade, Barangay Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City with LTGEN ROZZANO D BRIGUEZ AFP, Commander WESCOM as Presiding Officer and HON. Lucilo R. Bayron, Puerto Princea City Mayor as Guest of Honor.

The Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa (JTGPP) is under the operational control of Joint Task Force Peacock, WESCOM's ground component in its Joint Area of Operations. Under the leadership of its newly appointed Commander, LTCOL DANTE ROBERT B GRASPARIL PN(M), JTGPP is in charge of the conduct of Internal Peace and Security Operations in Puerto Princesa City, complementing the security efforts of Joint Task Groups North and South, thereby covering the entire Province of Palawan.

The JTGPP shall conduct urban security operations and shall support different law enforcement agencies within Puerto Princesa City. It shall conduct mobile and foot patrols in commercial centers, people's point of convergence and other vital installations and facilities in the city. It shall also provide security coverage to the airport, seaport, wharfs and other point of entry thru waterways. It shall also conduct random riverine checkpoints and security patrols to deny entry to lawless elements.

"The City of Puerto Princesa is grateful for the activation of the Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa because of the security it will provide to our constituents. It gives us the assurance that the City is safe for all local residents and tourists," said Mayor Bayron.

"Rest assured that through Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa, your Team WESCOM shall secure Puerto Princesa and keep its people safe," said LTGEN Briguez.



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

#IAmForPeace #PISDC2018 #ArtforPeace


WESCOM Conducts Medical and Dental Mission in Rizal and Brooke's Point

Published: Monday, 26 February 2018

In celebration of its 42nd Founding Anniversary, #TeamWESCOM, in partnership with Lingkod Timog Foundation, conducted medical and dental outreach mission in Rizal and Salogon, Brooke's Point, Palawan on 24 and 25 February 2018, respectively.

Over 1,200 patients received general check-ups and dental care. They were given medicines and other medical needs. They also received packed goods and slippers.The mission catered a significant aid to address the medical concerns of the community.

"On our 42nd birthday as a Unified Command, we would like to give our fellow Palaweños the gift of health, as an expression of our commitment of helping them," said LTGEN ROZZANO D BRIGUEZ AFP, Commander of WESCOM.

#WESCOMat42 #OnePalawanParasaKapayapaan #OneWESCOM

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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