Centcom marks 15th year by honoring war vets

By: Michelle Joy L. Padayhag December 01,2016 - 12:54 PM
Lieutenant General Salvador Melchor Mison, Deputy Chief of Staff,  Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) together with Central Command (CentCom),  General Raul Del Rosario salute as they offer flowers during the 15th Founding Anniversary of CentCom (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON).

Lieutenant General Salvador Melchor Mison, Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) together with Central Command (CentCom), General Raul Del Rosario salute as they offer flowers during the 15th Founding Anniversary of CentCom (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON).

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (AFP CentCom) celebrates its 15th Founding Anniversary at Camp Lapu Lapu, Cebu City on Thursday morning.

The 15th Founding Anniversary celebration includes a twenty-one gun salute and wreath laying on the tombs of 212 unknown soldiers who died during the World War II.

Certificates of Recognition were also given to 22 different stakeholders and military personnel who have socioeconomic contributions to Visayas.

“We will not give up. People come and go but CentCom remains. What is important is we work together,” AFP Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Salvador Melchor B. Mison Jr. said in his speech.

CentCom chief Major Gen. Raul del Rosario said they (CentCom) remain relevant to national security and development.

Del Rosario said that despite previous travel advisory issued by the United States of America (USA) Embassy in Manila on alleged terrorism threats for southern Cebu, the province remains insurgency free.

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