Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command (WESCOM) activated Joint Task Group Puerto Princesa (JTGPP) on March 10 at Headquarters 3rd Marine Brigade, Barangay Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City.
WESCOM commanding general Lieutenant General Rozzano D. Briguez presided the activation ceremony with Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron as guest of honor.
“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,” Lieutenant General Briguez said.
JTGPP, with focus on urban security operations, will be 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, WESCOM said.
“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,” WESCOM said.