PCG gets assistance from US Coast Guard to improve its maritime domain awareness

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is assisting the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in improving the country’s marine domain awareness. USCG Vice Admiral Michael McAllister stated in a teleconference on Friday that Washington DC wants to provide Manila the capacity and competence to “spend more time beyond their littorals.” The USCG and the PCG recently completed… Continue reading PCG gets assistance from US Coast Guard to improve its maritime domain awareness

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, US Coast Guard conducts joint maritime exercise in Subic

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) conducted a Joint Maritime Exercise in the waters of Subic Bay, Zambales on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. In addition to vessel communication, there was also training in search and rescue (SAR), small boat operation, multi-vessel maneuvering, and emergency response, specifically on fire incidents onboard… Continue reading PCG, US Coast Guard conducts joint maritime exercise in Subic

PCG welcomes newest member of PCG Auxiliary K9 Squadron

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed Auxiliary Ensign Julia Barretto to the PCG Auxiliary K9 Squadron on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. At the National Headquarters, Port Area, Manila, PCG Commandant, CG Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr, oversaw the donning and oath-taking ceremonies of Auxiliary Ensign Julia Barretto, Auxiliarist Ando Cruise Catipay, Auxiliarist Jalil Laidan, and… Continue reading PCG welcomes newest member of PCG Auxiliary K9 Squadron

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

Navy, PCG rescues seven fishermen off the coast of Pangasinan

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Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Pangasinan stated that seven fishermen were fishing at 15 nautical miles northwest of Bolinao, Pangasinan and were reported missing. NFNL immediately mobilized its troops from BRP Manuel Gomez (PC 388) to conduct search and rescue operations. Navy Capt. Francisco Tagamolila, commander of the NFNL, praised his troops for their quick… Continue reading Navy, PCG rescues seven fishermen off the coast of Pangasinan

Philippine Coast Guard rescues Swiss national in peril off Sulu Sea

Photo courtesy of PCG Southeastern Mindanao District

A Swiss national in trouble at sea while traveling alone aboard a yacht in the Sulu Sea was rescued by personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Southwestern Mindanao District, according to an official. The gentleman, identified as 71-year-old Peter Niklaus, was rescued on Thursday by PCG personnel aboard the Multi-Role Response Vessel-4410 (BRP-Bagacay), according… Continue reading Philippine Coast Guard rescues Swiss national in peril off Sulu Sea

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

PCG installs its 1st PCG radio repeater in Tagaytay

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District NCR – Central Luzon built on Wednesday (August 25, 2021) its first PCG radio repeater in Tagaytay City’s “Palace in the Sky.” The initiative was launched in response to the activation of the first PCG radio repeater center in Luzon, which was located in Tagaytay City. The PCG District… Continue reading PCG installs its 1st PCG radio repeater in Tagaytay

AFP, PNP, PCG hold Virtual Little Olympics for dependents

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Dependents of uniformed service members and civilian employees join the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police-Philippine Coast Guard (AFP-PNP-PCG) Little Olympics on Tuesday, August 24. The virtual opening ceremony was hosted by the Office of the Chief, Special Service AFP (OSPS, AFP), which was headed by Colonel Ruben Guinolbay. Participants ranged in age from… Continue reading AFP, PNP, PCG hold Virtual Little Olympics for dependents