AFP Western Command
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Comando Occidental de las FFAA. del Filipinas
|Active||March 28, 2001 – Present|
|Role||Conventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations|
|Part of||Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines|
|Garrison/HQ||Puerto Princesa, Palawan|
|Motto(s)||Guardians of the Western Islands|
Guardianes de las Islas Occidentales
|Engagements||Anti-guerilla operations against the NPA, Abu Sayyaf Group and local criminal elements|
|Lieutenant General Rozzano D. Briguez, AFP|
|Unit Patch||Western 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.
- Anti-guerrilla operations against the New People's Army
- Anti-terrorist operations against known terror groups operating in their AOR.
- Joint Multinational Search and Rescue Operations for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.