Four naval stations of the Philippine Navy’s (PN) Naval Forces West (NFW) in Palawan are now under the oversight of the Naval Installation Command (NIC) following a turn-over ceremony held Friday at the Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon here.
Lieutenant Maivi Neri, public affairs officer of the NFW, said Saturday morning in a statement that the integration will allow the naval operations command “to focus on mission accomplishment while the four stations provide the necessary base support services.”
The four naval stations that were turned over are Naval Station Carlito Cunanan and Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon in barangays Macarascas and San Miguel respectively; and Naval Station Narciso Del Rosario in Balabac; and Naval Station Emilio Liwanag in Pag-asa, West Philippine Sea.
The event was graced by no less than Rear Adm. Allan Ferdinand Cusi, the Chief of Naval Staff as the presiding officer.
Commodore Rommel Jason Galang, the commander of NFW and Capt. Noel De Vera, the commander of the NIC, were also aboard as principals.
“The NFW headquarters has prepared for this integration process through the review and realignment of its troop organization and equipment, identification and delineation of roles and functions, and repair and maintenance of its facilities and equipment.” Neri’s statement said.
It has also determined the administrative and operational needs of the Command that will be affected by the integration.
The activity is one of the PN’s strategies that provides solution in addressing its base support requirements, and the standardization of base administration and management.
“This continuing effort is aligned with its commitment to upgrade, synchronize and standardize the existing base support services of the Command,” she said.