Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – September 27, 2022
Western Mindanao Command Chief, Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., lauded the troops of Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi/2nd Marine Brigade for sustaining the peace in the province and for preventing the occurrence of transnational crimes on the southern frontiers.
Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. had the opportunity to engage with the troops during his farewell visit to Tawi-Tawi on September 26, 2022. JTF Tawi-Tawi Commander, Brig. Gen. Romeo Racadio and his staff welcomed the WestMinCom Commander during his arrival at the 2nd Marine Brigade Headquarters in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, on Monday morning.
The retiring general expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the troops for their resolve to curb illegal activities and lawlessness in their area of operation. He also encouraged them to remain steadfast and reminded them to always incorporate the 5Ps in everything that they do.
In his farewell visit to Tawi-Tawi, Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. also graced the 49th Kamahardikaan Sin Tawi-Tawi held in Simunul Island. The activity is the province’s celebration of its founding anniversary.
Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. also paid an exit call on Tawi-Tawi Governor Ishmael “Mang” Sali. Present to say their farewell wishes to the retiring WestMinCom Commander were Vice Governor Al-Syed Sali, the board members, and the municipal mayors and vice mayors of all the municipalities of Tawi-Tawi.
Governor Sali and Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. exchanged words of gratitude and appreciation. Governor Sali also vowed continued support to WestMinCom.
During his farewell visit to Tawi-Tawi, Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. was accompanied by Brig. Gen. Arturo Rojas, the former commander of JTF Tawi-Tawi and current Deputy Commander for External Defense Operations of WestMinCom. Tactical Operations Wing Western Mindanao Commander Brig. Gen. Dennis Estrella also joined the WestMinCom Commander in his visit to the province. Also with the retiring general were WestMinCom’s Assistant Chiefs of Unified Command Staff for – Intelligence, Col. Yasser Bara; Operations: Col. Jessie Montoya; and Civil-Military Operations, Col. Wendell Basat.