AFP Western Command

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Western Command
AFP Western Command.png
ActiveMarch 28, 2001 – Present
CountryPhilippines Philippines
RoleConventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations
Part ofUnder the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Garrison/HQPuerto Princesa, Palawan
Motto(s)Guardians of the Western Islands
Guardianes de las Islas Occidentales
Mascot(s)Palawan peacock-pheasant
AnniversariesMarch 28
EngagementsAnti-guerilla operations against the NPA, Abu Sayyaf Group and local criminal elements
Vice Admiral Rene V. Medina, AFP [1]
Unit PatchWestern Command Emblem

The Western Command, known officially as the WESCOM, 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.



  1. ^ "Vice Admiral Medina takes helm of AFP-WestCom". Manila Bulletin News.
  2. ^ "PH joins SE Asia search for Malaysian plane". Rappler.

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