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AFP Chief of Staff Visits Western Command

AFP Chief of Staff Visits Western Command

WESTERN COMMAND, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan -- Vice Admiral Alberto B Carlos PN, the Commander of Western Command led his men and women in welcoming LtGen Bartolome Vicente O Bacarro PA, the Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines in his first official visit to Headquarters Western Command, Camp General Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa on 15 November 2022.

LtGen Bacarro was given customary honors upon his arrival and did the traditional treeplanting as part of WESCOM AFP's commitment to environmental preservation.

Afterwhich, Vice Admiral Carlos presented the Command briefing and security updates to the Chief of Staff AFP and his party from the J-Staff of the General Headquarters.

LtGen Bartolome Vicente O Bacarro (L) graced the unveiling ceremony of WESCOM's Strategy Map for its transformation journey for Base Camp 2023-2028. (Photo from WESCOM)

"Congratulations Team WESCOM for paving the way, together with stakeholders, towards an insurgency-free Palawan," said LtGen Bacarro.

Aside from the gains in internal security, the Commander WESCOM discussed with the Chief of Staff the current and emerging security situation in the West Philippine Sea. The latter assured the former of the GHQ's solid commitment and support to WESCOM's joint operations in securing and protecting our territorial integrity and nation interests in the WPS.

After the Command Briefing and Updates, LtGen Bacarro also graced the unveiling ceremony of WESCOM's Strategy Map for its transformation journey for Base Camp 2023-2028. Said strategy encompasses the institutionalized functions, resources, expectations and messaging of the Command that are aligned with the CSAFP Scorecard towards being world-class and source of national pride.

Immediately after the unveiling ceremony, LtGen Bacarro personally talked with the men and women of WESCOM to boost their morale and expressed words of inspiration and motivation, following his mantra of "doing common things uncommonly well".

"We are very grateful to our Chief of Staff for visiting us here in WESCOM. He has boosted our morale and gave inspiration to us all in performing our sworn duties in our area of responsibility, as well as in our day to day lives," said Vice Admiral Carlos. (WESCOM)

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