PUERTO PRINSESA, Palawan (DWDD) – The Western Command activates Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa in a simple ceremony held on March 10,2018 at Headquarters 3rd Marine Brigade, Barangay Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City with Lt Gen 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, Lt Col 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. WESCOM / MCAG