The officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees of the Western Mindanao Command gathered in front of the Command Headquarters to observe this year’s AFP-wide simultaneous Christmas tree lighting yesterday afternoon.
For this year, the Command’s giant Christmas tree was made of bamboo shoots embellished with colorful Christmas lights and balls and a big ‘parol’ at its peak.
WestMinCom Deputy Commander for Admin Brigadier General Cirilo Thomas P. Donato administered the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting.
In his message, BGen Donato said that yuletide season is not about the glittery Christmas trees, fancy gifts, or sumptuous meals rather it is always about loving and sharing.
He also wished everyone a Christmas that is more special than it has ever been.
The activity ended with the singing of Christmas song accompanied by the WestMinCom Band.