Led by Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega, the men and women of the Western Mindanao Command celebrated the Yuletide in Zamboanga City yesterday (December 16).
Organic personnel and civilians attended the aguinaldo mass officiated by Fr. Francisco Bustamante of the Society of Jesus and Colonel Reynaldo Narisma, the Post Catholic Chaplain, at WestMinCom chapel in Camp Navarro, Calarian, this city.
The celebration of the mass was sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Personnel, U1; the Office of the Command Adjutant; the Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative; the Armed Forces and Police Savings & Loan Association, Inc.; and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Mutual Benefit Association, Inc.
More than 200 children joined the parlor games and danced with the Jollibee mascots at WestMinCom Clubhouse in Camp Navarro at around 8am yesterday. Accompanied by his daughters, Karen Eunice and Karen Denise, Lieutenant General Dela Vega graced the said activity.
At around 6pm, officers, enlisted men and women, and civilian employees gathered at WestMinCom mansion to celebrate the Advent.
In his message, Lieutenant General Dela Vega lauded and attributed the accomplishments of the WestMinCom to the men and women of the Command.
He further encouraged the personnel to remain dedicated and to serve with integrity to fulfill the mandate of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The WestMinCom chief also awarded the prizes to the winners of the raffle draw during the said event.