Joint Task Force Malampaya gets new commander

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command (WESCOM)’s Joint Task Force Malampaya (JTFM) on August 11 got its new commander in the person of Air Force Colonel Lauro Tianchon.

Colonel Tianchon replaced Air Force Brigadier General Alejandro Baclayon who was appointed as commander of Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s Air Mobility Command.

Tianchon was the deputy commander of JTFM prior to becoming commander.

“Today, we honor and recognize BGen Alejandro Baclayon for his efficient and outstanding contribution to the accomplishment of the mission of WESCOM in guarding the MNGPP as the outgoing Commander of Joint Task Force Malampaya,” WESCOM commander Lieutenant General Rozzano D. Briguez said during the change of command ceremony held at JTFM Headquarters in Barangay Villa Libertad, El Nido, Palawan.

“We welcome Colonel Tianchion as the new Commander of JTFM. I am confident that this unit is in good hands and that our efforts to support national development projects such as the MNGPP shall be continued under his leadership,” Lieutenant General Briguez said.