AFP Western Command

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Western Command
Commando Occidental de las FFAA. del Filipinas
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Active March 28, 2001 – Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Role Conventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations
Part of Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Garrison/HQ Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Nickname(s) WESCOM
Motto(s) Guardians of the Western Islands
Guardianes de las Islas Occidentales
Mascot(s) Palawan peacock-pheasant
Anniversaries March 28
Engagements Anti-guerilla operations against the NPA, Abu Sayyaf Group and local criminal elements
Lieutenant General Raul L. Del Rosario, AFP
Unit Patch Western Command Emblem

The Western Command, known officially as the WestCom, is a formation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' combating Terrorism and Insurgency in the islands of Palawan and Kalayaan, including the disputed Spratly Islands group.



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