The Office of Naval Strategic Studies and Strategy Management (ONSSSM) of the Philippine Navy, led by its Director, Capt Willester S Robles PN(GSC), paid a courtesy call to BGen Archimedes H Viaje AFP(Ret), PhD, MNSA, CESE on 31 March 2022. The visit was in line with the partnership of the PN and the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) for the upcoming Experts’ Dialogue (ED) and Maritime Security Symposium (MSS).
Capt Robles thanked the College for its support, especially for offering to host the ED on campus. President Viaje underscored that the NDCP is fully supportive of the initiatives of the service branch. He also said the continuous development of the College will help it further contribute to its stakeholders through its extension services.
The Philippine Center of Excellence in Defense, Development, and Security (PCEDS), the unit responsible for the College’s extension services, is working closely with the ONSSSM to implement this partnership.
Capt Robles was joined by LT Mike Anthony P Mogol PN and Mr Christopher Alfonso Castro. Meanwhile, President Viaje was joined by Associate Professor Rej C Torrecampo, Director of PCEDS, and Ms Alyssa Joy Ibarra, one of the Center’s Project Development Officers.
by Rej Cortez Torrecampo, PCEDS Director