PCG rescues stranded fisherman in Leyte

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Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Sub – Station Baybay on Monday, September 6, 2021, rescued a distressed fisherman off Barangay Bunga, Baybay City, Leyte. Mr. Enrique Alicame, 54, a resident of Sitio Lawis 1, Barangay Zone 22, Baybay City, was identified as the fisherman. Mrs. Perigrina Alicame, his wife, reported the incident to… Continue reading PCG rescues stranded fisherman in Leyte

PCG welcomes 2000 newly-appointed personnels

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday (September 3, 2021) held a simultaneous oath taking ceremony for over 2,000 newly appointed PCG applicants for commissionship (officers) and enlistment (non-officers). Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Art Tugade attended the ceremony and encouraged the men and women of the PCG to continue developing the modern… Continue reading PCG welcomes 2000 newly-appointed personnels

PCG distributes equipment to districts responsible for safeguarding ZamBaSulTa region

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officially handed over new equipment to the PCG districts monitoring over the Sulu and Celebes Sea, boosting maritime law enforcement and security in the region. The PCG announced on Facebook on Tuesday that 40 QR code scanners and seven rugged laptops were handed over in a ceremony attended by PCG… Continue reading PCG distributes equipment to districts responsible for safeguarding ZamBaSulTa region

PCG distributes 300 food packs at the vicinity waters off Western Misamis Oriental

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) handed 300 food packs comprising rice, vegetables, and other supplies while on patrol in the waters off Western Misamis Oriental from August 18 to 22, 2021. Shell Philippines, Shipping Lines Del Monte, and other non-government groups helped make the humanitarian effort a success. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Patrick John S.… Continue reading PCG distributes 300 food packs at the vicinity waters off Western Misamis Oriental

PCG apprehends 4 ‘suspicious’ yachts in MICT

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday (August 19, 2021) apprehended four yachts in Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) over lack of documents. The PCG said in a statement on Friday that concerned authorities from various agencies scrutinized the “suspicious” yachts in response to a tip. The joint law enforcement team held a pre-operation briefing… Continue reading PCG apprehends 4 ‘suspicious’ yachts in MICT

DENR, Army partake in Mangrove Planting Activity in Tawi-Tawi

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The 2nd Marine Brigade, in partnership with the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) and volunteers from other government agencies, conducted a mangrove planting activity at Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, and Tawi-Tawi. The first mangrove planting activity was started on June 15, 2021 in connection with the celebration of Independence Day held at the area of… Continue reading DENR, Army partake in Mangrove Planting Activity in Tawi-Tawi

PCG’s Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan to boost security in Philippine waters

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) launched Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan on Monday to help boost maritime law enforcement. Vice Admiral Artemio Abu, Rear Admiral Joseph Coyme, and Commodore Charlie Rance will lead the task force, which will include 19 task groups from across all PCG districts. The task force was established under Republic Act 9993,… Continue reading PCG’s Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan to boost security in Philippine waters

PCG transports COVID-19 positive passenger to designated isolation facility in Zamboanga del Norte

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One inbound passenger with a positive RT-PCR test result was apprehended by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Southwestern Mindanao at the Port of Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Upon arrival of the subject passenger / RoRo vessel from Dumaguete City, inbound passengers were properly profiled and checked by PCG and… Continue reading PCG transports COVID-19 positive passenger to designated isolation facility in Zamboanga del Norte

Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue

The Philippine-US Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (AMSAR) Agreement was signed on July 30 by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. and US Embassy Chargé d’affaires John C. Law. The AMSAR Agreement establishes boundaries between the Philippines and the United States in terms of search and rescue operations. It promotes closer bilateral cooperation… Continue reading Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue

2 PCG acquired massive Japanese-built ships to arrive this 2022

The first of two 94-meter multirole response vessels (MMRVs) acquired by the Department of Transportation for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has just been launched at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.’s Shimonoseki Shipyard. As the largest vessels in the PCG’s fleet, modeled after Japan’s own coast guard vessels, the two will be a formidable force. The… Continue reading 2 PCG acquired massive Japanese-built ships to arrive this 2022