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PN chief visits troops in West Philippine Sea

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA —  The Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy (FOIC, PN), Vice Admiral Toribio D Adaci Jr PN, visited the troops at the different island stations in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) recently.

Following his visit to Headquarters Naval Forces West (NFW) and the Philippine Marine Corps’ 3rd Marine Brigade at Puerto Princesa City on March 17, the FOIC PN also inspected the naval stations located at Macarascas and Ulugan Bay of the same city on March 18. On March 19, Vice Admiral Adaci Jr flew to the Kalayaan Island Group and reached out to the personnel stationed at Pag-asa, Parola, and Likas Islands.

He also led the ribbon cutting and blessing of the newly-constructed administrative and research building at Parola and Likas islands. Part of the activities in the island stations are the talk to the troops and hand over of emergency kits and foodstuff.

Vice Admiral Adaci Jr was accompanied by the Commander of NFW, Commodore Alan M Javier PN, on his visits to the said island stations.

The FOIC, PN commended the efforts of our Sailors and Marines in the different island stations, as well as the Philippine Navy ships and aircrafts in the Kalayaan Island Group within the Western Command joint area of operations, in accomplishing their mission and upholding their duties as Defenders of the Western Frontier.

Vice Admiral Adaci Jr also thanked the able leadership of Western Command through its Commander, Vice Admiral Alberto B Carlos PN for highlighting the PN’s efforts as a multi-capable naval force responsive to our maritime nation’s defense and development.

Source: NFW, PAO

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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