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Army Chief visits Western Mindanao Command


Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – October 23, 2021

Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, Commanding General of the Philippine Army visited the Western Mindanao Command on Friday afternoon, October 22, 2021. He was welcomed by Maj. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., during the modified Battalion-sized military honors rendered by the officers and personnel of the command.

The two top military officials then proceeded to the Laong Laan Hall at Camp Navarro, Calarian, this city for a short conference after which the three-star Army Chief delivered his message to the troops at the WestMinCom Grandstand.

“One of my primary duties is to tour around and visit the army units nationwide particularly those in the far-flung areas. My objective is to personally check if our soldiers are performing their respective mandates,” Lt. Gen. Centino said.

He commended WestMinCom for doing its mandate very well that led to several successes. He also enjoined the troops particularly the army personnel to exert their best efforts in accomplishing their mandates for the people and the state and to maintain the very satisfactory rating of the Philippine Army.

Lt. Gen. Centino assumed as the 64th Commanding General of the Philippine Army on May 14, 2021. Prior to his current post, he was the commander of the army’s 4th Infantry Division in northern Mindanao. He and Maj. Gen. Rosario, Jr. are both proud members of the Philippine Military Academy “Maringal” Class of 1988.

“I am personally elated to be visited by our Army Chief and my Mistah, Lt. Gen. Centino. His visit boosted the morale of our soldiers,” Maj. Gen. Rosario, Jr. stated.

54th Engineer Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. Anthony Cacayuran; Joint Task Force Zamboanga Commander, Col. Randolph Rojas; Chief of Unified Command Staff, Col. Elmer Suderio; and the WestMinCom’s Command Staff joined Maj. Gen. Rosario, Jr. in welcoming the Army Chief.

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