Bemedalled general retires from the service



Bemedalled Marine Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban. Photo from

PUERTO PRINCESA—Know and protect your own backyard.

Bemedalled Marine Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban did just in his last three years in active military service as the straightforward, no-nonsense chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command (Wescom) based in Palawan.

As WesCom commander from 2010 up to on Monday, when he reached the mandatory age retirement of 56, Sabban had directed 14,000 security operations in his area of responsibility.

Sabban said the bulk of these missions comprised of “sovereignty patrols” at the height of the country’s territorial dispute with China over the Philippines’ regime of islands in the Spratlys.

In his speech at Monday’s turnover rites, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista cited Sabban’s strategy of combining “diplomatic, informational, military, economic, and sociopolitical initiatives” in Palawan through partnerships with key local leaders.

The strategy resulted “in a shared concept of security that brings a quick and encompassing and coordinated response in the emerging security situation in the West Philippine Sea,” Bautista said.

Sabban’s successor, Marine Maj. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, assumed the post of Wescom commander. Nikko Dizon


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  • gisingpinoy12

    Put this guy at Bureau of Custom in tandem with Gen. Lim para matugis mga dorobo doon…

    • penoy2012

      sa panahon ni gen lim at biazon lumaganap ang smuggling ng oil.

    • Andres Bonifacio

      Lim is one big joke at the Customs! Assan na ang 1,000 contianers na nawawala? Intelligence daw! Why bother appointing this traitor and rebel kuno!

  • $18209031

    Sir LT GEn , ang dami mo palang medals . Ang galing mo sir. Taga Ilocandio ka sir? Talaga kayo sir magagaling sa militar. Malilinis ba ang record mo sir?
    Magkanong pabaon natin dyan sir?

    • Selana Heussaff

      hindi kaylngan ni general ng babaon. marami na cia investment sa farming,

    • tonygadoy

      Matino si Saban.

  • joboni96

    siya nagpapasok ng mga imperyalistang u.s.
    sa palawan

    instead of standing up pro pilipino defense
    miseducted kasi ng mga imperyalista

    pero astig na warrior

    • Selana Heussaff

      bobo kaw komunista ka, mag gusto pa namin dito sa palawan kong may kano kesa naman sa tulad nyu mga komunista criminal

    • tonygadoy

      Comrade. Ayaw ng mga taga Palawan ang komunismo. Matino si Saban

    • Pio Pusli

      kasama, ang rayuma mo, mahirap ng tumakbo pag hinabol ka ni sargent. yong mga anak ni lolo mao puro capitalista na, ikaw, tatanga tanga pa rin, si kasamang supremo sa nederland, relax na relax, ikaw, tatanga tanga pa rin.

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