REAR Admiral Rene Medina, Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command (Navforwem) chief, said they will be motivated to do their best to accomplish the command’s mission.
Medina issued the statement after he received on Tuesday, June 6, the Plaque of Commendation from the City Council in recognition to Navforwem for being adjudged as the Naval Operating Forces of the Year 2018.
“Recognizing our recent success through this Plaque of Commendation means a lot to us. This gesture humbled me and my men. This somehow motivates us to work even harder and be always at our best so when duty calls, we will be able to respond without any reservation,” Medina said, as he received the award.
Lawyer Kenneth Vincent Beldua, City Council secretary, handed over the Plaque of Commendation to Medina at the council’s session hall.
“I am proud to tell everyone, that for more than a year, we had recorded zero kidnapping at sea and we had drastically decreased the numbers of crime committed at sea. We had regained our momentum in our maritime domain and we are committed to sustain that accomplishment. That is one of the reason that in no doubt we have that award in our hands,” Medina added.
He said that indeed, the dedication of the command in performing its mandated task to protect and secure the maritime space of Western Mindanao had been remarkable and noteworthy that made it bagged the Naval Operating Forces of the Year Award.
Medina said this is all due to the commitment and dedication of the Sailors and Marines, who are persistent in providing services and protection to the people of Western Mindanao against lawless elements and terrorist groups.
The recognition afforded to Navfrowem by the City Council was made through the approval of Resolution No. 723 during its 18th regular session on Tuesday.
The Navforwem has been adjudged as the Naval Operating Forces of the Year 2018 during the 120th Anniversary of the Philippine Navy. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)