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PCG: The body of the fisherman identified as Mr Ge-jay Galleta who went missing since May 24 was seen floating and retrieved by the concerned citizen named Carlito Abia Villanueva, boat operator, approximately one nautical mile from the shoreline of Corregidor Island last 26 May.

The victim was the last person of the five fishermen onboard fishing banca “Susana” which accidentally collided with fishing banca “Marlyd DLS 55” on May 24 at the vicinity waters off South Channel, Corregidor Island, Cavite.

Said fishing banca incurred heavy damaged and sunk after the collision leaving Mr Galleta missing.

PCG. Personnel from Coast Guard Station (CGS) Bataan is still searching for the missing crew of fishing banca “Susana” as fishing banca “Marlyd DLS 55” accidentally collided to her yesterday May 24 at vicinity waters off South Channel, Corregidor Island, Cavite.

Fishing banca “Marlyd DLS 55” was enroute to Palawan when it accidentally collided with fishing banca “Susana” who was having a fishing venture in the area.

As per witnesses, fishing banca “Susana” incurred heavy damaged and instaneously sunk after the collision having its five crew fell overboard.

PCG: The Commander of Coast Guard District South Western Mindanao, Captain Ronnie Gil Gavan, spearheaded the activation ceremony of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Western Tawi-Tawi with Congresswoman Ruby Sahali of Lone District Tawi Tawi and Mayor Bennie Oliveros of Turtle Islands Municipality as the guest of honor and speaker at Taganak Island, Tawi-Tawi last Tuesday, May 22.

As frontier unit of the PCG in the Philippine Sabah-Malaysia boundaries, the CGS Western Tawi-Tawi will ensure the effective delivery of PCG services in the far flung areas of Turtle Islands and to its people, further ensure strict enforcement of maritime laws where most of the vessels transiting in the area are left unguarded and unchallenged in terms of maritime safety.

CGS Western Tawi-Tawi’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) will include the whole waters of Turtle Islands and will be consisting of two Coast Guard Sub-Stations, CGSS Taganak and CGSS Bakungan as its operating units.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) Aurora together with Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Baler retrieved the cadaver of Mr. Gerardo Injente Y Hidalgo, 53-year old resident of Purok 5, Brgy. Pingit, Baler, Aurora, who was reportedly drowned while on a fishing venture at the vicinity waters off Brgy. Zabali of the said province last Monday, 21 May.

Upon receipt of the report from Mr. Abraham Ramos Y Patac, CGS Aurora coordinated with CGSS Baler together with Mr. Ramos and conducted Search and Rescue (SAR) operations onboard Aluminum Boat (AB)402.

While conducting search, the team sighted and immediately retrieved a cadaver who was later identified as the victim, Mr. Hidalgo.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Alabang retrieved the cadaver of Mr. April Jay Mirasol, 21-year-old resident of Brgy. Pacuan Lemery, Iloilo, who was reportedly drowned at the vicinity waters off Alabang, Muntinlupa City last Sunday, 20 May.

According to Mr. Titson Demayo, Motorbanca Lunday where the victim is onboard encountered big waves that resulted to its capsizing while enroute from Siete Fishpen to the shorelines of Brgy. Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Laguna De Bay, CGSS Muntinlupa, and seven personnel from Siete Fishpen proceeded to the incident area to conduct Search and Rescue (SAR) operation but yielded negative results due to darkness and unfavorable water condition.

PCG: Search and Rescue (SAR) team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Coron successfully rescued a foreign national after accidentally falling overboard on a speedboat at the vicinity waters of Coron Anchorage Area, Coron, Palawan last May 19.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Narra successfully retrieved the cadaver of Lanie Bunzalida, 30-year-old resident of Brgy. Antipulan, Narra was who drowned at vicinity waters off Quarry Area of Maricel Bangayan Line 3 Malatgao River, Narra, Palawan last Monday, 14 May 2018.

Initial investigation revealed that the non-swimmer victim, Ms. Bunzalida was allegedly under the influence of liquor when she went to Malatgao River to swim together with her friends, Michelle Corpuz, Rosario Erolyn, and Salvacion Nuñez - all residents of Brgy. Taritien, Narra. Subsequently, the victim accidentally slipped and fell into the water and was dragged by strong river current that caused her to drown. Her companions tried to search the area but failed to locate the victim so they decided to report the incident to Mr. Roman Blando, the caretaker of said quarry area.

CGSS Narra Emergency Unit (NERU) under Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) headed by Mr. Raymundo Dela Rosa proceeded to the said area to conduct Search and Rescue (SAR) operation but yielded negative result due to strong river current, darkness, and zero visibility underwater.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Caluya successfully towed motor banca “Bernadeth” that encountered engine trouble while underway bound to Brgy. Semirara at vicinity waters of Sitio Bolo, Brgy. Tinugbok, Antique last Monday, 14 May.

Upon receipt of report from Mrs. Bernadeth Madarcos Calinog, the owner of the said motor banca, the CGSS Caluya coordinated with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) Caluya and CGSS Semirara and conducted Search and Rescue (SAR) operation onboard Aluminum Boat (AB)-172

During the SAR operation, the said team was able to locate the motor banca with six passengers onboard together with the skipper, Captain Juvenil Calinog, who were all found to be in good physical condition. Subsequently, the said M/bca was towed enroute to Brgy. Poblacion, Caluya of the said province.

PCG: A total of 74 crews including boat captains were successfully apprehended by the joint personnel from Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) 3004 vessel manned by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 5, and Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate in coordination with Local Government Units onboard five (5) Danish Seine (Hulbot-Hulbot, Buli-Buli) fishing vessels at vicinity Balud, Jintotolo and Zapatos Islands along Sibuyan Sea in Masbate yesterday, May 12.

Two (2) persons onboard distressed “Motor Banca Juvelyn 2” were successfully rescued by the joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Team from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), PCG Auxiliary and Philippine Navy (PN) at vicinity 600 meters off Sitio Ilig-Iligan Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan at around 7:45 Pm yesterday, May 11.

PCG: The Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) 3004 manned by Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region Five together with Local Government Unit conducted operations against Danish Seine (Hulbot-hulbot, Buli-buli) fishing methods at the vicinity waters three nautical miles Northeast from Badi Pt., Ragay Gulf Last Wednesday, 09 May.

PCG: Personnel from Coast Guard Sub-Station Estancia rescued thirty-two (32) passengers of motorbanca “Julita 4” after she submerged at vicinity waters approximately 300 meters away from Estancia Port Iloilo, last Tuesday, May 8.

Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Mabini together with Philippine Navy (PN), Philippine National Police (PNP), and volunteer divers successfully retrieved the lifeless body of Mr. Andre Kilbride, the missing Nauru national diver in Mabini, Batangas, last Saturday, 05 May.

Around, 12:15 pm of the said date, Mr. Kilbride’s lifeless body was found and retrieved by the joint operations 70 meters underwater near the vicinity of Barangay Bagalangit, Mabini, Batangas.

Mr. Kilbride and his Irish live-in partner checked in at Aqua Venture Resort of the said Brgy for a dive training course. He had been staying in Pasig City for almost six years and operating an internet services-related business.

PCG: Seventy (70) IWI Tavor X-95 Sub Machine Guns were presented today before the PCG Commandant Rear Admiral Elson E Hermogino at the PCG National Headquarters Port Area, Manila after the agency’s flag raising ceremony, 07 May 2018. The Israeli made weapons were delivered last week and will be utilized by PCG’s elite force in combating piracy and terrorism at sea.

PCG: Five passengers including the boat captain were successfully rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate when their motor banca “Berlyn” submerged at two nautical miles within the vicinity waters off Baleno, Masbate last May 5, Saturday.

Upon receipt of the report from a concerned citizen, Mrs Boquiron, personnel of CGS Masbate immediately conducted search and rescue operations to the said motor banca. The team rescued the five passengers and transferred to Coast Guard Aluminum Boat-188 while the motor banca was towed to the nearest shoreline of Baleno, Masbate.

Investigation revealed that while enroute to Bolo, Masbate City, the motor banca was allegedly hit by a big fish causing her to submerge.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo together with Coast Guard K9, Coast Guard Marine Environmental Protection Unit and Cuyo Municipal Police confiscated illegal substance in Amanpulo Resort, Pamalican Island, Palawan last May 3.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Mabini is still searching for the Nauru National scuba diver who went missing during a scuba diving activity at the vicinity waters off Barangay Balanoy, Mabini, Batangas last Wednesday, 02 May.

The Philippine Coast Guard rendered a Testimonial Parade and Review in honor of the Commander, Coast Guard Internal Affairs Service COMMO DANILO M UBALDO PCG today, May 31 at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, Port Area, Manila. 

PCG: The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has stepped up its coordination and cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the field of maritime law enforcement as they will conduct a rubber boat exercise from 30 May to 02 June at vicinity waters off Davao as part of the 12th Maritime Law Enforcement Exercise.

A total of 20 PCG personnel assigned at Coast Guard District Southeastern Mindanao (CGDSEM), Special Operations Unit of CGDSEM and crew members of PCG multi-role response vessels from Japan, BRP Tubbataha (MRRV-4401) and BRP Capones (MRRV- 4404) will participate this year’s rubber boat exercise.

Coast Guard Station Curimao together with PNP Badoc searched for a missing person in Ilocos Norte yesterday, May 27.

The victim reportedly went drowning at Barangay Saud, Badoc, Ilocos Norte. He was identified as Rommel Bautista Y Villadores, 12 years old and a resident of Barangay Garret, Badoc, Ilocos Norte.

Onboard a mobile patrol of Badoc, the team proceeded in the area to conduct Search and Rescue Operation but yielded negative result.

All qualified applicants are hereby advised that the schedule for the Philippine Coast Guard Aptitude Battery Test (PCGABT) for Enlistment at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, Pasay City is moved from 27-28 May to 03-04 JUNE 2017.

 

PCG: Coast Guard K9 Group headed by Captain Nelson B Torre PCG celebrated its 15th founding anniversary with the Commander of Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command, Commodore Leopoldo V Laroya PCG as the Guest of Honor at Coast Guard Base Taguig in Taguig City yesterday, May 23.

One of the highlights of the celebration is the conferment of awards to several people and units in recognition of the invaluable service rendered to CGK9. 

The CGK9 Enlisted of the Year was awarded to Petty Officer Second Class Marion B Dongcoy, CGK9 Team of the Year was given to CGK9 Team Zamboanga, CGK9 Field Operating Unit (FOU) of the Year was awarded to CGK9 FOU National Capital Region-Central Luzon, while the Coast Guard Working Dog of the Year was awarded to Coast Guard Working Dog "SNIPER", a Narcotics Detection Dog of CGK9 Western Visayas.

PCG: Coast Guard successfully rescued five passengers after a fiber glass boat capsized at the vicinity waters of Panabo City last 21 May.

Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Panabo received the information from Coast Guard Station Davao. According to reports, the boat was underway to Carmen, Davao Del Norte when she was suddenly hit by big waves causing her to capsize.

Immediately, CGSS Panabo launched an Aluminum Boat (AB) 223 and proceeded to said area to conduct search and rescue operation together with personnel of 1103rd Maritime Police Station.

The team sighted the capsized fiber glass boat and immediately rescued the passengers. Subsequently, the boat was safely towed to the shoreline of Barangay San Pedro, Panabo City.

PCG: Philippine delegates from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) attended the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) hosted by the Ministry of Transport in Singapore today.

PCG: The Republic of Indonesia- Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) together with the Officer-In-Charge Philippine Coast Guard, Commo Joel S Garcia PCG Ph.D., H.D., Al-Haj welcomed the PCG Delegates for this years’ Maritime Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) in Port of Benoa, Bali, Indonesia today, May 15.

PCG: A communications and surveillance exercise between the Philippine Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard and Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia-Information Sharing Center (ReCAAP-ISC) was conducted simulating a vessel piracy attack yesterday, May 13.

Vice Commandant for Operations, Vice Admiral Shuichi Iwanami; Mr Koji Tsuchiya; Commander Shigeru Yoshida, JICA expert in PCG; Mr Masafumi Kuroki, Executive Director of ReCAAP together with Commodore Leopoldo V Laroya PCG, Commander of Maritime Security and Law Enforcement; Captain Tito Alvin Andal PCG, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Logistics were onboard JCG’s airborne plane, Falcon 900 (JA 8571) to serve as observers.

PCG. Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Bataan apprehended three motor bancas which were caught engaging in illegal salvage operation at vicinity waters off Barangay Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan on May 12.

The PCG maritime patrol team sighted the motor bancas while conducting a routine patrol in the area towing floated drums heading towards to the shoreline of Sitio Bayview, Barangay Batangas II, Mariveles, Bataan. While on approach, a motor banca immediately fled from the area heading to the shore of the said barangay.

PCG joins 11th Bilateral Meeting with KCG in Korea

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard delegates joined the 11th bilateral meeting with the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) at Incheon, Sejong, Yeosu and Seoul in Korea last 23-28 April 2017.

The Director General of International Cooperation of the KCG, Senior Superintendent Kang Seong Gi has expressed his gratitude toward the PCG for keeping the Asia maritime region safe and peaceful.

The Coast Guard Public Affairs Office conducted a public affairs workshop with the Deputy Public Affairs Officer of the US Coast Guard 14th District, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Sara Muir USCG as guest speaker at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today, May 11.

The said workshop was attended by thirty four (34) students of the Coast Guard Command and Staff Course Class 14-2016.

Chief Muir gave an overview of the USCG District 14’s assets, operations basics in public affairs to include guideline in releasing information tips on photography and video, posting using official and unofficial accounts and brand management.

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PCG: Officer-in-Charge, COMMO JOEL S GARCIA PCG PhD H.D, Al Haj, spearheaded the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the PCG and Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) represented by its President and CEO Mr. Dave M Almarines, in a simple, yet momentous and historic event held at PITC Office, National Development Company Building in Makati City, 10 May 2017.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard rendered military honors through a wreath laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City in honor of the late US Coast Guard Officer, Lieutenant Thomas James Eugene Crotty, a mine specialist who served the Philippines against the Japanese during World War II.

 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) conducted a send off-ceremony today at Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila for its vessels and delegates who will participate in the a biennial maritime pollution exercise which will commence on 15-18 May 2017 dubbed as MARPOLEX Bali 2017 to be held in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia.

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:                 

1. Reference: Message from Commodore JACINTO M CABLAYAN Director of National Mapping and Resource Information Authority dated 02 May 2017.

2. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) Hydrography Branch, will conduct Hydrographic survey activities from 04 May 2017 until 30 June 2017 utilizing BRP Hydrographer Hizon within the area bounded by the following coordinates:

 

Point A 14° 33’ 03.8846” N 120° 45’ 20.2947” E
Point B 14° 33’ 03.2805” N 120° 37’ 11.3416” E

Then from Point B, following the 20-m depth contour to point C

Point C 14° 37’ 58.9078” N 120° 45’ 20.2947” E
Point D 14° 42’ 40.4384” N 120° 37’ 17.8781” E

 Then from Point D, following the 10-m depth contour back to point A

4. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the above-mentioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times.

5. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting the widest dissemination of this information is requested.

 

 

PCG: Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG Ph.D., H.D, Al-Haj, Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine Coast Guard graced the shakedown ceremony of newly promoted Chief Petty Officers (CPOs) this afternoon, May 5 at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard.

PCG: Coast Guard continues its search and rescue (SAR) operations for a missing fisherman who was reported missing while on a fishing venture at vicinity waters off Iba, Zambales last May 1.

Jimmy Boy Romero, 35 years old and a resident of Barangay San Agustin, Iba, Zambales was said to be onboard unnamed fishing banca, painted navy blue with a total length of approximately seven meters.

Coast Guard Sub-Station Masinloc immediately conducted SAR operations together with civilian volunteers and family members but yielded with negative result.

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard recovered a cadaver of a 43-year-old male who drowned at vicinity waters off the Port of Calbayog, Calbayog City, Western Samar last May 2.

The victim was identified as Oscar Abanio, a resident of Barangay Aguititan, Calbayog City.

The incident was reported by a certain Hernan Jay Monforte, Duty Security Guard of Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Calbayog.

BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403) together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, MCS-3001 departed at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard to conduct maritime security operation at the vicinity waters of Benham Rise today, May 3.

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0417-239

2. The Philippine Navy vessel FF16 will conduct test firing of her MK 38 25mm MOD 2 and MK 75 76mm Otomelara (10 rounds) on 03 to 04 May 2017 at vicinity 10.5 nautical mile North off Laparan Island, Tawi-tawi bounded with following coordinates: 

Point A Latitude 06° 09.5’ N Longitude 119° 40.5’ E
Point B Latitude 06° 03.5’ N Longitude 119° 40.5’ E
Point C Latitude 06° 03.5’ N Longitude 119° 50.5’ E
Point D Latitude 06° 09.5’ N Longitude 119° 50.5’ E

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

 

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao joined the Mega Job Fair of the Department of Labor and Employment anchored with the theme “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago” in connection with the celebration of National Labor’s Day held at Lim Ketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro City yesterday, May 1.

Said job fair was participated by different business sectors, government and private sectors in partnership with Department of Trade and Industry Region X, Local Government Unit-Cagayan de Oro, Lim Ketkai Center, STI College, PLDT and ABS-CBN.

The team conducted preliminary interview for applicants who are interested in entering the PCG service in connection with the upcoming massive and nationwide PCG Aptitude Battery Test for qualified applicants for Enlistment. A qualifying exam will be scheduled held on 13 May 2017, 6 AM at Capitol University, Corrales, Cagayan de Oro City. 

The elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Currimao successfully rescued five (5) passengers of an unnamed motorbanca that capsized while they were conducting seaborne patrol and maritime security during the celebration of Currimao Dinalisan Festival at the vicinity waters of Kadilian Beach Resort, Barangay Torre, Currimao, Ilocos Norte yesterday, May 1.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard held a closing ceremony for the recently concluded Commandant’s Cup Summer Sportsfest 2016 at the HPCG Shaded Area today, May 31.

PCG: Captain Rudyard M Somera PCG (MNSA), CESE, Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Education and Training Command spearheaded the convening ceremony of the 102 male trainees of Coast Guardman Course (CGMC) Class 54-2016 at Coast Guard Non-Officer Basic Education and Training Center in Taguig City today, May 31.

PCGA-PIO: Around 1,200 members of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) will troop to Subic, Zambales for the 32nd National Convention of the country’s sole uniformed volunteer organization, with no less than the Philippine president as the guest of honor. 

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard District Southeastern Mindanao successfully evacuated the master of M/V Ten Jo Maru who suffered from stroke while onboard the said vessel on May 25.

PCG: Coast Guard Station Subic personnel is still on search for the fisherman who went missing since May 23 while on fishing venture at vicinity of West Philippine Sea, 130 nautical miles off Subic, Zambales.

Information revealed that on May 27, a certain Mr Jonnifer Basillote, boat captain and operator of FB Al Francis reported to CGS Subic that one of his fishermen namely Mr Larry Delos Santos, 24 years old went missing in the Scarborough Shoal Area.

According to Mr. Basillote, the said missing fisherman did not follow his order to take the given course towards the location of the mother boat.  Delos Santos was last seen borrowing four (4) liters of gasoline from FB Mark Jean, another fishing boat positioned at vicinity 25 nautical miles Southeast of Scarborough Shoal.

PCG. Special Operations Unit of Coast Guard Station Manila is still searching for the missing teen at vicinity waters of Tonsuya Bridge along Tullahan River, Malabon City.

Reports gathered from Mr Raymund San Juan of Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) revealed that said teenager who was identified as a certain John Michael Luis, 13 years old and a resident of Brgy San Agusting, Malabon went missing while swimming in the river on May 26 at 4:30PM together with three (3) other children.

Immediately, personnel of CGS Pasig and Special Operations Unit of CGS Manila conducted underwater search and rescue operations at the said vicinity. At 8PM of the same date, SAR operations was temporarily terminated due to the strong current in Tullahan River. 

PCG: A 12-year old female orphan was found lifeless by the Coast Guard along Pasig River last Saturday, May 21.
 
The victim, identified as Myla Rianne Toquero, is among the orphans living in Hospicio De San Jose located at a river island in Pasig River.

Myla was seen drowning by a concerned citizen around 11:00 a.m. last Saturday who then immediately reported the incident to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Hospicio De San Jose.


With the warning issued by PAGASA that heavy rains may likely hit the country because the La Nina phenomenon, Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Rear Admiral William Melad, today directed all Coast Guard units nationwide to initiate pro active measures to prevent/minimize loss of lives attributed to maritime incidents that may be caused by the rainy season and expected threats of typhoons.

PCG: A boat crew in Taytay, Palawan remains missing since Tuesday, May 17.
 
Benjie Casampol was onboard MBca Emerson 7 along with six crew and a skipper. The men departed San Fernando, El Nido for Linapacan, Palawan to load some provisions. Upon arrival in Linapacan, Capt. Jemuel Carumba noticed that he was missing.
 
The boat owner, Emerson Sedeste, reported the incident to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Linapacan and a search and rescue operations was immediately launched for Casampol.

PCG: Coast Guard Caticlan personnel successfully evacuated and subsequently brought a passenger onboard M/V Supper Shuttle Ferry 18 who was reportedly found unconscious at the accommodation area of the vessel last May 13.
 
The incident was immediately reported by the ship’s crew to the Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection (VSEI) team of the PCG at Caticlan Jetty Port.

Ericris Bernado De Guzman, 26 and a resident of Baliwag, Bulacan took a vacation at her fiancé’s home town in Estancia, Iloilo prior to the incident.
 
After conducting several medical examinations, the attending physician revealed that the patient suffered from angina pectoris (chest pain) and also had a history of asthma.

PCG: A security guard of the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Company (RTNMC) was found dead along the vicinity waters of Sitio Biya-Biya, Brgy. Taratak, Bataraza, Palawan last Friday, May 13.

PCG: Two foreign nationals and a Filipino crew were rescued by the Coast Guard at the vicinity waters of Samal Island after two days of being stranded at sea.

PCG: 18 Vietnamese fishermen were apprehended in three separate patrols by the Philippine Coast Guard from May 10 to12 in a joint Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) mission in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.

PCG. Joint personnel from Coast District Western Visayas (CGDWV) Medical Team headed by CAPT LUZ C ESCARILLA PCG and Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo together with representative of Bureau of Customs and Quarantine successfully evacuated a sick crew of M/T Bunga Allium at Sinapsapan Point in Guimaras Island, Thursday evening of May 12, 2016.

PCG: The security escort of a capsized skip boat was found dead around 2:00 a.m. yesterday at the vicinity waters of Navotas Fish Port.
 
Mark Rivera was reported missing last Sunday, May 8 after he jumped overboard the then capsizing skip boat “Consort 2” outside the breakwater of Navotas Fishport.
 
Investigation revealed that Consort 2 was assisting F/V Valiant Transport from maneuvering off the port when it was dragged by the latter until it capsized.
 
Three rescuers were immediately deployed by Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Navotas along with four Special Operations Group personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Manila. Fishermen in the area were likewise alerted that a person was missing.

PCG: Coast Guard in Northeastern Luzon personnel retrieved the lifeless body of a fishermen who was earlier reported to be trapped in Pinakanawan River, Peñablanca, Cagayan yesterday morning.
 
The victim was identified as Noel Salvio, resident of Barangay Aggugadan, Peñablanca, Cagayan.
 
Reports by the Office of the Civil Dense Region 2 revealed that Salvio was already requesting for rescue assistance when he got accidentally trapped at the said river. The information was relayed to the Coast Guard District Northeastern Luzon (CGDNELZN) which immediately deployed its Special Operations Unit to rescue the victim.


PCG: A disoriented sperm whale was beached at the shorelines of Barangay Marina, San Jose, Antique around 9:30 a.m. yesterday.
 
The distressed mammal was found by 24-year old Ronald Charlie Ledesma 10 meters from the shoreline and was immediately reported to the Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Jose de Buenavista.

It measures 546 cm in length, 76 cms in width and weighs 80 kilograms.

PCG: The Coast Guard District North Eastern Luzon (CGDNELZN) conducted Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) and Rubber Boat Operation and Maintenance (RBOM) Training last 25-29 April 2016 at the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) San Vicente and Naval Base Camelo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan.

PCG: A yet unnamed drowning victim in Molo, Iloilo was successfully rescued by the Coast Guard yesterday, May 4.

The victim was seen by one of the crew of motor banca Three Sisters 98 three meters from the shoreline of Barangay North Baluarte, Molo.

A team of rescuers from the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo and Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Iloilo Fish Port Complex immediately went to sea and pulled the person out of the water. The victim was successfully revived by the rescuers and was brought to the nearest hospital for further medical assistance.

Personnel of  Coast Guard District North Western Luzon, Coast Guard Station San Fernando, Coast Guard Sub-station Aringay together with Coast Guard Medical and Dental personnel conducted a simultaneous OPLAN "Tuli" and OPLAN "Bunot" at the Multi-purpose Hall in Barangay Samara, Aringay, La Union last April 29.

Mr. Jerome Tipon, a 27 year old member of the Alab Sagwan Dragon Boat Team was found dead by the Coast Guard Substation CCP. The cadaver was sighted at the vicinity waters off Manila Yatch Club by one security guard of MYC at around 1:20 AM today.

Alab Sagwan Dragon Boat Team was reported having their practice yesterday morning but upon reaching the entrance of Manila Yatch Club, the boat was filled-in with seawater causing it to capsize. Accordingly, the team members panicked and grabbed the half submerged boat while the victim was last seen holding the fontail when they were rescued by other team members.

The boat was loaded with 22 persons. All the twenty one (21) members were immediately rescued yesterday.

As the parents of the victim Mr. and Mrs Danilo Tipon positively identified their son, the cadaver was also turned over to them and was brought to funeral service for proper disposition.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) has successfully conducted its 31st National Convention last May 21-23 in Legazpi City, Albay as hosted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary District Bicol (CGADBCL) through the leadership of its District Director COMMO EFREN RODRIGUEZ PCGA.

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena led the blessing of the newly procured motorcycles at the PCG Headquarters on Monday, May 25, 2015. The 106 units of RUSI single motor 150 cc motorcycles will be used in different Coast Guard districts nationwide.

PCG: A passing M/B Princess rescued a fisherman who went missing since Thursday, May 21 and the subject of search and rescue by personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Pasuquin in Ilocos Sur last Saturday, May 23.

Alvin Biazon reportedly went fishing at around 3:00 am onboard Motorbanca Blademer at approximately 20 miles off Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte. He then failed to return home in the evening.

On Saturday, a certain Marivic Sastre, resident of Sitio Deriqu, Barangay Davila, Pasuquin, reported to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Currimao that Biazon is missing. 

PCG: 115 passengers and six crew members were rescued by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Northern Quezon after their motor banca accidentally ran aground 200 meters away from Real Port last Sunday, May 17.

Initial reports revealed that, M/B RPN 888, a passenger/cargo vessel, was conducting docking maneuver at Port of Real, Quezon when it ran aground to shallow part of the water due to low tide and strong current prevailing in the area. 

Immediately, elements of CGS Northern Quezon transferred all the rescued passengers and crew members to F/B Lady May and ferried them safely to Real Port.

PCG: Two Filipino cadets who were sponsored by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and were appointed as international cadets to the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) graduated today at the Cadet Memorial Field in New London, Connecticut, USA with President Barack Obama gracing the 134th Commencement Exercise of USCGA Class of 2015.

PCG: Coast Guard Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Cecil R Chen PCG led the send-off ceremony of four Coast Guard vessels participating in Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) Cebu 2015 at Headquarters, Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila today, May 20.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard held a closing ceremony for the recently concluded Commandant’s Cup Summer Sportsfest 2015 at PCG Headquarters Shaded Area in Manila yesterday, May 19.

Commander Rodolfo S Ingel PCG, the commander of Coast Guard Dental Service graced the blessing of the recently procured seven (7) dental chair units by the Philippine Coast Guard and led by the PCG Command Chaplain, Commander Jude Besinga PCG at the HPCG shaded area this morning, 18 May.

PCG: A total of 1,276 board feet of illegal lumber was confiscated by the joint team of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) from two motor boats in Baler yesterday, May 17.

The unnamed motorboats were loaded with 56 pieces of assorted Lawaan and Bagtikan, accounting to 843 board feet; and 19 pieces of Tangile with 433 board feet. 

The apprehended motor bancas are presently under the custody of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Baler with the following descriptions:

PCG: A 13-year old boy drowned while two of his friends survived last Saturday morning in Chico River, Piat, Cagayan. 

The victim Zoren Biraquite Y Agustin and his friends George Agustin, 14 years old, and Keith Lana, 15 years old, reportedly escaped their ongoing youth ministry at Pilgrims Inn to bathe at Chico River. 

The teenagers encountered strong current while swimming until Zoren drowned.

 

PCG: COMMO AARON T RECONQUISTA, Commander of Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) graced the recognition rites of the Candidate Coast Guard Officers Course (CGOC) Class 15-2014 held in Bagac, Bataan on Friday, May 15.

PCG: A chief engineer died, while 260 other passengers remain safe, as two vessels collided in Talisay, Cebu last Wednesday, May 13.

Reports from the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cebu revealed that M/V Starcraft 9 accidentally collided with cargo vessel M/V Our Lady of Faith, a mile off Lauis Ledge, Talisay Cebu.

The fast craft was loaded with 260 passengers bound for Tubigon, Bohol while the cargo vessel was laden with 1,520 metric tons of cement bound for Bacolod City.

PCG: Two divers were saved by rescue team of BRP San Juan (SARV-001), a PCG search and rescue vessel, while conducting maritime security patrol at the east section of Boracay Island, Aklan on May 12. 

The rescuers sighted two persons floating on the water two nautical miles southeast off Bulaboc Point, Boracay Island. 

SARV-001 immediately launched a rubber boat with rescue team onboard and brought the divers to safety. They were then transferred aboard SARV-001 for immediate medical assistance by PCG medical team led by Commander Alexis J Calderon MC PCG. He declared the rescued divers to be in good physical condition.

PCG: Two divers were saved by rescue team of BRP San Juan (SARV-001), a PCG search and rescue vessel, while conducting maritime security patrol at the east section of Boracay Island, Aklan on May 12. 

The rescuers sighted two persons floating on the water two nautical miles southeast off Bulaboc Point, Boracay Island. 

SARV-001 immediately launched a rubber boat with rescue team onboard and brought the divers to safety. They were then transferred aboard SARV-001 for immediate medical assistance by PCG medical team led by Commander Alexis J Calderon MC PCG. He declared the rescued divers to be in good physical condition.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has rendered a testimonial parade and review in honor of the seven leading Chief Petty Officers of Coast Guard Fleet as a tribute to their dedicated service at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force Parade Grounds at Pier 13, Port Area, Manila on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

PCG: Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena, Commandant of Philippine Coast Guard extended his congratulations to the newly graduated Coast Guard trainees in a graduation ceremony held at Coast Guard Base Farola on Tuesday, May 12.

The Coast Guardman’s Course Class 40-2014 is composed of forty one all female recruits who were trained for six months at Coast Guard Education and Training Command Non-Officer Basic Training Center (CGETC-NOBTC) in San Fernando, La Union. They will be assigned to the different Coast Guard Districts and Major Units to augment Coast Guard visibility in the area.

PCG: Two orphanages in San Fernando, La Union benefited from the generosity of the Philippine Coast Guard as it launched a post-anniversary gift-giving and feeding program this week.

In time with its 31st founding anniversary, the Coast Guard District Northwestern Luzon (CGDNWLZN) extended its benevolence to the Life and More Abundant Ministry (LAMA) and Christian Praise Children's Home (CPCH).

The yearly activity aims to improve and fill the nutritional gaps that are common among orphans.

PCG: A 20-year old resort keeper in Boracay drowned while swimming with relatives and friends at Station 3 of Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Boracay last Monday, May 11. 

Reports revealed that Rendell N. Tajan was swept by a rip current 30 meters away from the shoreline of Angol Point, Station 3. 

Rip tides are found near beaches, with its strongest pull near the surface of the water and moves directly away from the shore.

PCG: COMMANDER NORIKAZU HIGUCHI JCG, head of Anti-Piracy Team of Japan Coast Guard together (JCG) with seven JCG officers paid a courtesy call to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena and a visit to the facilities and assets of the agency today, 11 May 2015.

PCG: COMMANDER NORIKAZU HIGUCHI JCG, head of Anti-Piracy Team of Japan Coast Guard together (JCG) with seven JCG officers paid a courtesy call to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena and a visit to the facilities and assets of the agency today, 11 May 2015.

The officers proceeded to Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force for the observation tour at PCG buoy tender, BRP Corregidor (AE-891) and search and rescue vessel, BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) docked in Pier 13, Manila. They also toured around the other PCG facilities such as the diving training facility and the laboratory in Marine Environmental Protection Command located at Coast Guard Base Farola, Binondo, Manila.

 

PCG: The ailing third officer of a Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel was successfully evacuated by the elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Albay and Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Victory at the anchorage area of Legazpi City yesterday, May 11.

Third Mate Rex Berdo, 32 years old, reportedly suffered from hypertension, headache and dizzniness while working onboard MV Hanjin Shimanami.

Capt. Angelito Dumaya immediately requested the assistance of the Coast Guard and Port State Control for Berdo's medical evacuation. 

PCG: A total of 20 passengers and 13 crew members were rescued last Friday, May 8, by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Siasi from a distressed cargo vessel five nautical miles south of Lugus Island, Sulu.

Gamal K. Abusan, owner and operator of ML Sweet Adelaida, reported to the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Jolo that her vessel's main engine overheated and left them stranded at sea. 

CGS Jolo immediately deployed the search and rescue team of CGSS Siasi to assist the stranded crew and passengers of ML Sweet Adelaida. The Coast Guard utilized ML Fatima Sharifa for the SAR operation and towed the distressed cargo vessel back to Siasi Pier with all crew and passengers in good physical condition.

PCG: The cadaver of a missing resident in Camalaniugan, Cagayan was recovered by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Aparri at the bottom of Cagayan River last 09 May. 

The victim, identified as Joshua P. Lumibao, was last seen at the backyard of their house in Barangay Dacala-Fugu, Camalaniugan.

Through a successive conduct of diving operations by the Coast Guard and its Special Operations Unit, Lumibao's cadaver was seen at the river bed approximately 15 meters away from his house. 

The remains were positively identified by his parents and upon verification, the body was turned-over to his family for proper disposition.

 

PCG: A passenger of M/Bca Junmar incurred a minor injury after a fast craft owned by 2GO accidentally hit the former while docked at its designated berthing area yesterday, May 7, in Ormoc Port. 

Reports revealed that MV St Jhudiel was bound for Cebu City, with 162 passengers onboard, when it encountered engine trouble while maneuvering around 8:00 pm in Ormoc Port. 

While there were no casualties among the passengers of MV St. Jhudiel, it was reported that a passenger of M/Bca Junmar suffered a minor injury on his right leg. The victim was immediately brought to Ormoc Doctors Hospital for proper medical attention. 

PCG: 10 local tourists and seven crew members of a distressed motor boat were assisted to safety yesterday, May 7, by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Tagbilaran. 

MBca Jovel Sea 2 went dead on the vicinity waters of Cabilao Island, Bohol at around 4:40 am due to a defective battery.

Upon receiving the information from a certain Joys Austero, CGS Tagbilaran immediately deployed its personnel from Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Tubigon to render necessary assistance to the stranded passengers. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Davao City discovered a purse containing packets of shabu at the Maewess Terminal Area last Wednesday, May 6.

The black coin purse was seen by terminal employee Jeannete Ybanez on one of the benches and immediately called the attention of the Coast Guard personnel conducting random inspection at the area.

The Coast Guard found six medium-sized sachets of shabu within the purse with an estimated street value of P30,000.

PCG: No signs of oil spill was found from a reefer ship which ran aground at the Taku Tago Reef in Barangay Bawing, General Santos City last Wednesday, May 6 .

MV Tiara 108 ran aground at 0.3 nautical miles from the coastline of Bawing Beach due to miscalculation. Investigation revealed that the vessel was trying to alter its course due to the presence of fishing boats at the area. 

The personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Gensan, together with its Operational Control (OPCON) Unit, conducted a surface inspection to determine any signs of oil spill. 

PCG: A mentally-ill local tourists in Boracay was found dead 50 meters off the shoreline last Tuesday, May 5.

The victim identified as Bernie Manansala, 48, was last seen walking along the shoreline of Sitio Tambisaan, Barangay Manoc-Manoc around 7:00 am of the same day. 

Barely two hours later, a certain Rodolfo Salivio found Manansala's lifeless body at the area and immediately reported to the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay. 

PCG: About 435 kilos of fishes caught through blast fishing were confiscated by the Philippine Coast Guard in Northern Quezon last Sunday, May 3.

The illegally caught fishes were found onboard passenger/cargo vessel Mike Denmark and cargo boat M/B Jelly during a random inspection of cargoes conducted by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Northern Quezon, Special Operations Unit, Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (M-FARMC) and Bantay Dagat.

The Joint Anti-Illegal Fishing operation at the vicinity waters of Barangay Ungos and Barangay Poblacion 61, Real, Quezon revealed that said fishes were caught using dynamite.

PCG: No traces of oil spill was found on the vicinity waters of Muelle Loney Pier, Iloilo where a cargo vessel accidentally ran aground last May 4.

MV SF Carrier was reportedly entering the Iloilo River when it was drifted by strong current and low tide to a shallow area.

The said incident was reported by Capt. Reynaldo Balgos to the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo around 2:00 pm. Apparently, the vessel failed to move from its agrounding position despite the efforts of its master. 

PCG personnel rendered an arrival honors to Admiral Yuji Sato the Commandant of Japan Coast Guard during his visit at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard on Monday, May 04. 

PCG: Three fishermen, one of whom is a minor, were arrested by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Tawi-Tawi last Saturday, May 2, due to illegal fishing activities in Sitangkai Pier.

The suspects, including a 12-year old boy, were caught by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Sitangkai in the act of using dynamite approximately 600 yards from the Coast Guard detachment.

The sounds of explosion immediately prompted the Coast Guard personnel to launch their aluminum boat to conduct maritime patrol. Inspection onboard the unnamed motor boat revealed illegally caught fishes including several dynamite components.

PCG: The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) vessel PLH22 Yashima had a port call at South Harbor, Manila on May 03 for the conduct of the 5th Joint Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) Exercise together with the Philippine Coast Guard.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) lauded and welcomed VADM JOSEPH N DY PCGA as its new National Director during its 30th National Convention in Manila last May 23-24.

Pleasantly surprised by the election results, VADM DY PCGA reaffirmed the organization's commitment to support the Philippine Coast Guard in its mission of promoting safety of life and properties at sea and protecting the marine environment.

In his speech, the new PCGA National Director stated that his leadership and administration will focus in developing projects to mitigate climate change and global warming.

PCG: Joint team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Fernando and Task Force Sagip Karagatan apprehended two fishermen for illegal fishing along the vicinity waters of Barangay Lingsat, San Fernando, La Union last May 22, Thursday.

The padas, comparable to anchovies were illegally caught by fishermen identified as Florendo Laurea and Federico Casuga.

According to Dolores C. Gurtiza of the Agriculture Office in San Fernando, illegal fishing activities are rampant at the said barangay.

PCG-PMMA cadets graduate academy 

PCG: A total of 5 cadets under the PCG-Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) Cadetship Program graduated at PMMA Complex, San Narciso, Zambales last May 20, 2014.

DOTC Undersecretary Edwin R Lopez on behalf of President Benigno S Aquino III as Guest of Honor, PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena and PMMA President Rear Admiral Richard U Ritual were among who witnessed the 191st PMMA Commencement Exercise.

The cadets were convened in May 2010 as the first batch of the PCG-PMMA cadets.

PCG: As part of the PCG modernization project, three newly-constructed Coast Guard facilities worth Php 50 million were inaugurated in Western Visayas last Friday, 16 May.

DOTC Undersecretary, Hon. Julianito G Bucayan Jr as Guest of Honor together with Coast Guard District Western Visayas (CGDWV) Commander, Commodore Athelo Ybañez and Captain Sarabia, PCG Auxiliary graced the blessing of Headquarters CGDWV Annex located in Bo. Obrero in Lapaz, Iloilo City.

Subsequently, Undersecretary Bucayan and Iloilo City Mayor, Hon. Jed Patrick E Mabilog attended  the inaguration in Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo in Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City while Honorable Samuel T Gumarin, Province of Guimaras Governor attended the inauguration in Coast Guard Sub-Station Buenavista in Guimaras.

PCG: Commodore Enrico Efren A Evangelista, Commander of Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDPAL), has recently lauded the efforts of Coast Guard Station Cuyo together with Field Station Cuyo, K-9, Marine Environmental Protection Unit Light Station (MEPU LS) Keeper and Special Operations Unit personnel in rescuing 22 passengers including its operator onboard a distressed motor banca at vicinity 0.5 NM southwest of Cuyo Pier.

Initial reports revealed that the unnamed motor banca powered by Yanmar 12 HP engine, painted white and green, owned and operated by Jesus Radoc of Brgy Rizal, Cuyo, Palawan, has departed Capusan Beach enroute to Bisucay Island at around 1:30 PM of May 16, 2014 when it encountered engine trouble which caused it to be dead on water.

Immediately, while conducting sea trial of Aluminum Boat 037 near said vicinity, said Coast Guard personnel who sighted the unnamed motor banca with its operator and 21 passengers onboard has rendered necessary assistance and successfully rescued the said passengers onboard.

Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo Isorena and Chinese General Hospital (CGH) President James Dy spearheaded the signing of the Renewal of PCG-CGH Memorandum of Agreement at CGH Conference Room, Medical Arts Building yesterday, 15 May 2014

PCG: The dedicated men and women of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) will once again gather to witness and take part in another milestone in its history as it holds the annual National Convention in time with its 40th Founding Anniversary.

Hosted this year by the National Auxiliary Main Office (NAMO), the 30th PCGA NACON will be held at Le Pavilion Metropolitan Park, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on May 23-24.

Being the uniformed civilian support group of the Philippine Coast Guard, the PCGA is one of the largest non-government organizations in the country that aims for disaster risk reduction. Also, among its many duties is assisting the PCG in promoting safety of life and properties at sea, conducting water and urban search and rescue, marine environmental protection and civic action undertakings.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Marine Environmental Protection Unit (CGMEPU) successfully conducted a clean-up operation on an oil spill from a cargo vessel moored at Berth 1, Pier 16, North Harbor, Manila last Monday, 05 May.

The oil spill incident was reported to Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) North Harbor by the security officer of Manila North Harbor around 10:45 AM of the said day.

 

PCG: Rear Admiral Luis M Tuason Jr, the Vice Commandant for Operations of the Philippine Coast Guard, has recently commended the Coast Guard Internal Affairs Office (CGIAS) for its newly implemented policies that promote discipline among the PCG personnel.

During its 14th founding anniversary at the Coast Guard Base Farola in Binondo, Manila yesterday, 09 May, Rear Admiral Tuason lauded COMMO DANILO M UBALDO PCG, Commander of CGIAS, for his formulation of policies related to the conduct and discipline of the PCG officers and personnel.

PCG: Joint elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dilasag, local police and civilian volunteers retrieved a cadaver of a mentally-ill woman at the vicinity waters of Masagana, Dilasag, Aurora yesterday, 08 May at 6:10 AM.

Initial reports revealed that Joel Corpuz, barangay chairman of Masagana, requested assistance for the recovery of the body of said victim.

Accordingly, the retrieved cadaver was identified as a certain Marissa Domingo Brigancia, married and was reported missing since April 17.

PCG: Rear Admiral Luis M Tuason Jr, Philippine Coast Guard Vice Commandant for Operations welcomes Mr Norio Mitsuya, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. Mr Mitsuya pays a visit to the Philippine Coast Guard today, 08 May.

PCG: Delegates from the World Maritime University (WMU) based in Malmo, Sweden visit the Philippine Coast Guard for their field study program last Monday, 05 May. 

Rear Admiral Luis M Tuason Jr, Philippine Coast Guard Vice-Commandant for Operations welcomes the delegation composed of 16 WMU students taking up Master of Science in Maritime Safety and Environment Administration with two accompanying professors.