The Naval Forces West (NFW) of the Philippine Navy (PN) in Palawan will commemorate the country’s 121st Independence Day on June 12 with a week-long static display and photo exhibit at SM City Puerto Princesa.
The static display and photo exhibit which opened on June 6 was pegged to showcase the capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and give residents of the city a glimpse of the various equipment it uses as defenders of the country.
Lt. Ronne Riel Grimpola, NFW public affairs officer, said the display will last until the Independence Day on June 12.
It was the management of SM City Puerto Princesa that invited them to have an exhibit in their mall, he said.
“Para sa amin [naman] ang dahilan na nag-conduct kami ng photo static display is para maipaalam sa sambayanang Pilipino, specifically sa mga Palaweño na ang Hukbong Sandatahan ng Pilipinas, Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas at iba pang kasama namin sa branch of service ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ay laging nandito, lagi kaming handa na tumulong sa national development at sa kapayapaan ng ating probinsya at panatilihin ‘yong kapayapaan natin at the same time lagi kaming handa at nandiyan sa mga isla na ‘yan nagbabantay. Lagi nating pino-protektahan kung ano ‘yong ating sovereignty na nasasakupan,” Grimpola said.
Grimpola said their display consists of KIG (Kalayaan Island Group) advocacy photos showing the operations of their teams in guarding the nine islands and shoals in the West Philippine Sea.
Also on display are the modern firearms of the military that the public can avail to take photos with, he said.
‘Cuatro’, the unit’s mascot is also present in the event.