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PCG: A number of alumni reconnected with their fellow officers from different classes of Coast Guard Officers’ Course (CGOC) who recently attended the annual alumni homecoming held at Coast Guard Officers’ Basic Education and Training Center (CGOBETC) in Bagac, Bataan last Saturday, 28 October 2017.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Laguna De Bay rescued five (5) survivors while eight (8) cadavers were retrieved after an unknown motor banca capsized at the vicinity waters of Sitio Wawa, Brgy Libis, Binangonan Rizal yesterday, 29 October.

PCG: Multi-agency forces successfully rescued two female would-be victims of human trafficking during an operation at Passenger Terminal Hub, Port of Zamboanga last Monday, October 23.

The alleged victims were identified as Majel G Barte, 24 years old, a resident of Tapaz, Iloilo and Cynthia C. Bien, 42 years old of San Carlos City, Bacolod.

The Sea Based Anti-Trafficking Task Force or SBATTF is composed of agencies from the Coast Guard Station Zamboanga, Philippine Ports Authority Port Police, Bureau of Immigration and Deportation, Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking, Department of Justice, Philippine Center for Transnational Crime, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

PCG: Four (4) fishermen were successfully rescued by Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Linapacan onboard Marksman-7 of 2.40 Gross Tonnage, powered by 4D30 mitsubishi engine and owned by John Romel Gunda at vicinity waters more or less 2 nautical miles northeast off Demanglet Island, Linapacan, Palawan last October 25.

PCG: To ensure the safety travel of the riding public, all Coast Guard units nationwide will be on full alert status to heighten its security measures on all ports and ferry terminals in the country in preparation to the expected influx of passengers to provinces in connection with the upcoming All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day Feast.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will activate the Oplan Biyaheng Ayos from 26 October to 06 November 2017 to ensure the orderly operation of sea transport facilities and safe travel of the seafaring public.

Passengers Assistance Center (PAC) booths will be set up in various seaports nationwide where heavy influx of passengers are expected. The PACs will be manned jointly by teams from the PCG, Department of Transportation, Philippine Ports Authority, Maritime Industry Authority, other government offices and non-government offices and the PCG Auxiliary with close coordination with Philippine National Police (PNP) to address the travellers’ complaints and requests for assistance.

The Philippine Coast Guard now invites bids for the procurement of the following:  

Item No.  Name of Projects Approved budget for Contract (ABC) Bidding Documents Delivery Schedule
1. Additional Repair Works for BRP EDSA (SARV-002) P 2,378,267.52 P 5,000.00 60 Calendar Days
2.   Procurement of Port Main Engine Gear Box Heat Exchanger for BRP EDSA (SARV-002)  P 2,000,000.00  P 5,000.00  45 Calendar Days 
3.  Dry-Docking and Structural Repair of DF-307   P 8,622,530.67  P 10,000.00  60 Calendar Days 
4.   Replacement of Dilapidated Roofing of Coast Guard Air Group (CGAG) Roofing Including Office and Barracks Area  P 4,758,129.27  P 5,000.00  90 Calendar Days 
5.  Procurement of Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment (CCIE) for CGMC Class 63-2017   P 2,364,690.95  P 5,000.00  60 Calendar Days 
6.   Procurement of Combat Clothing Individual Equipment (CCIE) for CGMC Class 64-2017  P 10,486,890.30  P 25,000.00  60 Calendar Days 

Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.

Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138. 

Interested bidder may obtain further information from Philippine Coast Guard and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during 8:00 AM-5:00PM.

A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from 20 September 2017 to 12 October 2017 from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount indicated above.

It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.

The Philippine Coast Guard will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on 28 September 2017, 09:00 A.M at Philippine Coast Guard Conference Room, 2F Admin Building, 139 25th St Port Area Manila 1018, which shall be open to all interested parties.

Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12 October 2017, 9:00 A.M.  All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.

Bid opening shall be on 12 October 2017, 09:00 A.M at Philippine Coast Guard Conference Room, 2F Admin Building, 139 25th St Port Area Manila 1018.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.

The Philippine Coast Guard reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

For further information, please refer to:

 

 

LT NOEL A SARZA PCG

Commander, Coast Guard Procurement Service

Coast Guard Procurement Service

Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard

139 25th Street, Port Area, South Harbor, Manila

Contact Number: (02) 527-8481 loc 6281/ 6282

 

 

CAPT JOSE WILLIAM U ISAGA PCG 

BAC Chairman

Invitation to Bid

PCG. A 61-year old fisherman named as Mr Rolando Warisal was successfully rescued by a passing fishing banca yesterday at vicinity waters of Negros Occidental.

Mr Edmund Ligan, Officer-in-Charge of Rescue Sipalay City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) reported to Coast Guard Station Puerto Princesa that subject fisherman was already brought to City Health Office of Sipalay, Negros Occidental for medical attention.

Investigation conducted to Warisal revealed that he, together with a certain Sonny Quennio, departed Barangay Sta Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan for a fishing venture. However, due to unfavorable sea and weather condition prevailing in the area, they decided to take shelter at a payaw (artificial fish sanctuary) near Rasa Island, Narra, Palawan.

PCG. Coast Guard Sub-station (CGSS) Calbayog rescued crew of  motor banca “Miar Romcis” after he was seen floating unconscious by the Coast Guard - Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU) at the vicinity waters off the Port of Calbayog City last October 22.

The personnel of CGSS Calbayog together with Mbca “Miar Romcis” crew immediately conducted search and rescue operations. 

The team successfully recovered the victim’s body and brought him to Calbayog General Hospital for medical attention, however, was declared dead-on-arrival by the attending physician upon his arrival thereat.

PCG. Coast Guard personnel in Rosario, Cavite recovered a lifeless body of a teenager after drowning in the river of Barangay Aguado, Southville Phase 5, Trece Martires, Cavite City last Sunday, October 22.

Report received by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cavite from a certain Mr. Marlon Mercado of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) at 4:30PM of the same date disclosed that a drowning incident has transpired at the said vicinity. 

Immediately, personnel of CGS Cavite coordinated with Coast Guard Sub-station (CGSS) Rosario and Coast Guard Special Operations Force (CGSOF) for the conduct of search and rescue (SAR) operations. The SAR team successfully recovered a lifeless body of a male teenager. The cadaver was positively identified by Mr Christopher Banjano as the 17-year old victim, Alexander Orbano. 

PCG: In view of the PCG’s intensified campaign in Maritime Law Enforcement, the composite team from Coast Guard District National Capital Region- Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL), Field Station NCR-CL, Support Operations Force (SOF) and Coast Guard Station Cavite conducted a maritime security patrol at the waters of Cavite to curb the reported numerous illegal and destructive fishing activity thereat, resulting to the apprehension of a total of twenty eight (28) fishermen in the provinces of Naic and Ternate.

On October 21, two (2) fishermen onboard were seen conducting blast fishing operations. There were no fishing gears recovered from their motorbanca but fish catch was found onboard and believed to be caught through blast fishing.

The arrested fishermen were identified as Nico Boyore Pacamparra, 19 years old and Ruel Miano Bayore, 23 years old - both residents of Ternate, Cavite.

PCG: Continuous Search and Rescue (SAR) operations are still being conducted by the Coast Guard Station Puerto Princesa since October 21 after two (2) fishermen were reported missing while on a fishing venture.

A certain Rogelio Cervates, 51 years old and the owner of unregistered Mbca Queen Eunice, appeared at CGS Puerto Princesa to seek assistance for his two (2) fishing crew onboard said motorbanca.

Initial reports revealed that MBCA Queen Eunice was last seen by Mbca Fria on October 20, 2017 at vicinity waters off Nera, Cumay-Cumay, Island, Palawan.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) El Nido continues its search after a man was reported to be drowned and went missing after a swimming venture at Lio Beach Resort, El Nido, Palawan last October 16.

The victim was identified as Mr. Rafael Canillas Jr, 30 years old, a resident of Novaliches, Quezon City went on a swimming venture together with his three colleagues. Due to the strong current, Canillas was suddenly swept into the deeper portion of the sea and disappeared. 

At 12:30 PM of October 16, CGSS El Nido conducted an underwater Search and Rescue operations together with K9 Unit El Nido at the vicinity waters of said area but yielded negative results.

PCG: Personnel from Coast Guard District Northeastern Luzon successfully transferred five rescued crew members from the ill fated M/V Emerald Star which sunk at vicinity waters Northeast off Sta. Ana, Cagayan around 6 A.M. last Sunday, 15 October at Casambalangan, Sta Ana, Cagayan.  

Accordingly, the master and owner of one of the foreign vessels, MV SM Samarinda established contact with the Coast Guard around 10 P.M. last Saturday, and reported that they are conducting a search and rescue operation at reported location. Immediately, the said team proceeded to the rendezvous point and started the evacuation.

PCG: Joint personnel of BRP Capones (MRRV 4404) and DF 314 successfully rescued a total of thirty (30) fishermen onboard capsized fishing banca SM, owned and operated by Mr. Abdul Matba at vicinity 4 nautical miles East South East of Great Sta.Cruz Island, Zamboanga City at 6:38 AM yesterday, 15 October.

Initial reports revealed that at 3:30 AM of said date, the wife of the boat captain, Mrs. Delia Matba informed Coast Guard Station (CGS) Zamboanga regarding the incident.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station Sangali recovered almost 150 liters of oil spill at Sangli Fishing Port last October 14.

CGSS Sangali received a report from a concerned citizen that Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) oil pipeline is leaking.

PCG: The PCG rendered an arrival ceremony for MRRV 4407 - SINDANGAN, the sixth Philippine Coast Guard Multi Role Response Vessel under the helm of Lieutenant Severino B Destora PCG at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force Pier 13, Manila today, October 11.

The Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Sindangan was the sixth of the ten 44-meter multi-role response vessels with assigned bow number 4407 was built and delivered by the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) Yokohama shipyard in Japan. Named after the Sindangan Lighthouse located in Sindangan, Zamboanga Del Norte, she will be an additional floating asset to be utilized by the Philippine Coast Guard designed for the conduct of environmental and humanitarian missions, as well as maritime security operations and patrol missions.

She was also designed with a bulletproof navigation bridge, fire monitors, night vision capability, a work boat, and radio direction finder capability. She is also equipped with communications and radio monitoring equipment from Rohde & Schwarz, specifically the M3SR Series 4400 and Series 4100 software-defined communication radios, and DDF205 radio monitoring equipment that would enhance the ship's reconnaissance, pursuit and communications capabilities. 

In connection with the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, PCG Commandant Rear Admiral William M Melad has issued a directive to all Coast Guard units to strictly implement safety and security measures in all ports and ship passenger terminals within their respective areas of responsibility.

“We will make sure that you Coast Guard is working in compliance with the DOTr Oplan Ligtas Undas 2016.  We have received an instruction from DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade to intensify the inspections to the passengers and their baggage, and to ensure maximum monitoring and security in all critical ports nationwide to attain convenience, orderliness, safety and security of the public who patronize the sea travel”, Melad said.

Coast Guard units were also advised to place all its personnel and assets on alert status and standby for any possible dispatch in response to various maritime distress and emergencies.

Coast Guard Station Bataan personnel confiscated undocumented logs/lumber at the vicinity waters off Brgy Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan last October 24.

COMMO ATHELO L YBAŇEZ PCG, ACTING Commander of Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command graced the graduation ceremony of the CGK9 Narcotics Detection Dog and Handler Specialization Course CL 04-06 this morning aboard Coast Guard Base Taguig, Taguig City.

Two persons died from drowning from two different towns in Batangas.

The Philippine Coast Guard held a Commissionship Ceremony to its first multi-role response vessel MRRV-4401 Tubbataha during the celebration of its 115th Founding Anniversary with the President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte as Guest of Honor and Speaker, Department of Transportation Secretary Atty. Arthur P Tugade and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila at 3PM this afternoon, October 12.

PCG personnel onboard Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) vessel MCS-3009 found and subsequently rescued a floating wounded pawikan while conducting maritime patrol at the municipal waters of Sacol island in Zamboanga City at 6am yesterday, October 3.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) through the Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection (DCS for MEP, CG-9) conducted a two-day Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) 2017 Planning and Signing Conference at Princesa Garden Island Resort, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on 29-30 September 2016.

GUIDELINES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES TO SUPPRESS AND PREVENT LAWLESS VIOLENCE TO THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD.

PCG: The Tubbataha Reef Natural Park (TRNP) may soon become part of the Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) of the world.

PCG: A drowning Chinese tourist was successfully rescued and revived last Monday, October 26 at the Snorkeling Area of Boracay, Malay, Aklan. 

The victim, identified as Chen Jin, was seen drowning by the Nico Gaspar, boat captain of M/Bca JJM, and was immediately rescued. 

He was successfully revived by Gaspar and the tour guide through the application of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 

PCG: A total of 18 local tourists in Boracay were rescued last Monday when their motor boat was capsized by strong wind and waves at the vicinity waters of Magic Island, Caticlan, Aklan. 

M/Bca Shingley 4 was reportedly underway from Crystal Cove to Tabon shoreline when the incident occurred.

The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay immediately dispatched its Deployable Response Team (DRT) and upon arrival at the area, discovered that the passengers were already rescued by Shingley speedboat and Red Coral catamaran. 

The Philippine Coast Guard, through the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection, CG-9 conducted a two (2)-day seminar on Environmental Laws and Rules of Procedures for Environmental Cases at the Hub @ Kilometer Zero, Manila on 26-27 October 2015 together with Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Honorable Lucas P Bersamin and Honorable Diosdado M Peralta as guest lecturers.

Personnel of Coast Guard K9 Unit Northwestern Luzon with Coast Guard Working Dog “Titan” in collaboration with PDEA RO1, NISG, Pangasinan PPO, RIU, PAIDSOTG, Pangsinan PPSC-SWAT, Dagupan CPS, and CIDG-Dagupan conducted joint operation “Anti-Illegal Drugs” last 22 October 2015 at Sitio  Silungan, Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City. Said operation was conducted in connection with the ongoing efforts of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region I in curbing out the illegal drug problem in the region by focusing on High Value Targets and High Impact Operations.

PCG. A passenger vessel MV Mary the Queen was dragged from her anchoring position at Mariveles, Bataan yesterday, October 18.

Accordingly, the said vessel was conducting afloat repairs and was anchored since 2012 when suddenly hit by strong winds and big waves and dragged her to Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan around 8:45 am yesterday.

On the same date at 4:30pm, 2nd mate Candelario Machete informed Coast Guard (CGS) Cavite that they are in Caballo Island and their crew were trying to put the main engines into operation while waiting for the hired Tugboat to assist.

PCG. Motor Tug Many Plus-1, a Malaysian-flagged vessel manned by 10 crew members composed of Indonesian, Malaysian and Myanmar nationals with Barge AZ Shanghai on tow ran aground at 200 meters away from Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, Manila on October 18 at 4:45 AM.

Said vessel loaded with 7,500 tons of coal arrived in Manila on October 16 from Indonesia and anchored at the Quarantine Anchorage Area.

Many Plus-1 accidentally dragged from her anchoring position and subsequently ran aground.

The local agent TMS Ship Management coordinated with Malayan Tugboat for the conduct of salvage operations to extract the said barge as soon as the weather permits.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Real, Quezon saved four passengers from a capsized motor boat at the height of Typhoon Lando yesterday, October 18. 

The passengers of fishing boat "3 Brothers" were rescued 200 yards from Real Port.

According to the boat owner, they were sailing back to Ungos, Real when they were battered by rough seas until the boat capsized. 

Upon receipt of information, the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Northern Quezon and its Special Operations Unit immediately conducted a search and rescue operations for the distressed men.

PCG: Search and rescue efforts remain futile for two missing fishermen in Dingalan, Aurora due to unfavorable sea condition brought about by Typhoon Lando.

Salvador Buaraw, 41, and Ramil Estacion, 38, reportedly went on a fishing venture last Friday October 16, but have failed to return since. 

The incident was reported by MDRRMO-Dingalan to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dingalan on Saturday, thereby prompting for an immediate search and rescue operations with eight civilian volunteers.

PCG: An unconscious Japanese diver in Apo Island, Negros Oriental was successfully revived by the Coast Guard last Thursday, October 15.

Kagawa Mami, 45, reportedly encountered problems with her regulator while diving eight-feet underwater with her diving instructor, Masakiko Kuroshawa. 

Mami was brought to the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) office where she was given first aid and was rendered CPR to by one of the PAMB staff and the Special Operations Group personnel. 

UPDATE as of 4AM, October 19, 2015: Stranded passengers/vessels/rolling cargoes/motor bancas due to ‪#‎LandoPH‬ in the areas of NCR, Central Visayas, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, North Eastern Luzon, Palawan and western Visayas.

DISTRICT PORT Passengers Vessels Motor bancas Rolling Cargoes
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Manila 1,544 2 6
CENTRAL VISAYAS Cebu 2,068 15 3 35
  Dumaguete - 9 13  -
  Tagbilaran 85 6 12 12
SOUTHERN TAGALOG Batangas  14  -  15
  Oriental Mindoro  809  -  149
  Occidental Mindoro  50   1  30
  Northern Quezon  56   -   - 
  Romblon   191  7 5  2
BICOL  Sorsogon 58 - - -
  Masbate 21 14 3 2
  Camarines Sur 37 - - -
NORTH EASTERN LUZON Aparri 8 - 3 -
PALAWAN Puerto Princesa 160 1 3 3
  Cuyo 41 1 - -
  Coron 191 3 - -
WESTERN VISAYAS  Iloilo   963   -   -  -
  Caticlan 11 - - 34
  Roxas 12 - 2  
TOTAL   7,497 88 57 376

All PCG units were advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather).

 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard has successfully conducted a mangrove planting activity in San Rafael IV, Noveleta, Cavite today October 15, as part of the “Adopt Program” of Marine Environmental Protection to sustain the marine ecosystem as well as address the increasing threat of climate change.

The Philippine Coast Guard held a medical-dental health fair today themed as “Kalusugan ay Ingatan upang Tungkulin ay Magampanan” at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard as part of the program of activities in celebration of the upcoming PCG Anniversary on October 16, 2015.

PCG: A suspected drug dealer in Basco, Batanes was busted by the composite team of the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and elements from the Philippine National Police last Saturday, October 3.

Reports reaching the Coast Guard Action Center in Manila disclosed that seven fishermen were seen waving their hands yesterday at the vicinity of 115 NM West of Salomague Island, in Northern Luzon by the crew NYK Joanna, a cargo vessel transiting Philippine Waters bound for Japan. The seven fishermen were successfully rescued and PCG is coordinating with the shipping company for the turnover of the said fishermen.

Meanwhile, two more fishermen were rescued by cargo vessel MV Anagel Odyssey yesterday 33 nautical miles, North West off Bolinao, Pangasinan. PCG personnel is set to rendezvous the said vessel for the turnover of the fishermen.

 

PCG: PCG Commandant ADM Rodolfo D Isorena PCG led the take oath ceremony of 22 Male and 21 female Candidate Coast Guard Officer (CCGO) at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard yesterday, 30 September 2015.

PCG: CDR IVAN E ROLDAN PCG assumed the office of Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Intelligence, Security and Law Enforcement as Acting Commander and LT ROLDAN D PANCIPANE PCG as Acting Coast Guard Legal Service in a simple turn-over ceremony held today 30 September 2015 at PCG Conference Hall with PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG as presiding officer.

PCG: A crooked rudder post and propeller stalled a motor boat from crossing Romblon to Antique last Tuesday, October 28, leaving seven passengers stranded at sea.

Aside from its broken parts,the unnamed motor boat ran aground a mile off Lipata Point due to poor visibility, moderate rains, rough seas and the skipper's unfamiliarity with the area. 

One of the passengers identified as Elnor Mercurio Magay, swam to the shoreline of Brgy. Lipata, Culasi, Antique to ask for rescue assistance from the Coast Guard.

PCG: A 39-year old construction worker in Masbate was arrested by authorities yesterday for possession of illegal drugs while onboard a motor boat at the fish port of Barangay Pating, Masbate.

The suspect, identified as Richard Zargoza Gabito, was caught by the joint anti-drug enforcement team of the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate, CGS Bapor, Special Operations Unit, CG K9, PNP-Masbate and Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEA).

CG K9 working dog Uling sniffed the illegal drugs from Gabito who was onboard M/Bca Gilbert 3.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Sual, Pangasinan continues to inspect the shorelines of Barangay Pangascasan to assess the extent of oil spill which originated from a pipeline of Energy Power Plant.

About 20 drums (4,000 liters) of heavy fuel oil (HFO) leaked from a ruptured pipeline of Energy Power Plant around 2:23AM yesterday.

The oil was released to the cooling system outfall which was controlled and contained by the said power plant.

Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG, today ordered all Coast Guard units nationwide to brace up security measures on all ports and ferry terminals in the country in connection with the upcoming All Saints Day Feast over the weekend.

“There is a recent mandate to all Coast Guard personnel nationwide to be on alert for security purposes upon instruction of DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya. Thus, we will double up personnel on all critical ports to ensure orderly, safe, convenient and secure sea travel in compliance with DOTC Oplan Ligtas Undas 2014”, Isorena said.

Coast Guard units are also advised to ensure that all maritime activities are monitored 24/7 and that all PCG personnel and assets are ready and prepared to respond to any maritime incident.

PCG: A total of 71 passengers were put into safety by the joint personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station(CGSS) Mandaue and Special Operations Unit-Central Visayas (SOU-CV) from an agrounded vessel at the vicinity waters of Barangay Kalawisan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last Thursday, October 23.

Reports disclosed that personnel of Coast Guard District Central Visayas (CGDCV) received information thru VHF radio broadcast revealing that passenger motorboat MB River Bus III ran aground while transiting Barangay Kalawisan due to big waves and strong wind.

Said vessel departed Pier 3, Cebu City and bound to Muelle Pier in Lapu-Lapu City.

PCG: Three young ladies were rescued by the Coast Guard from the hands of a human trafficker in Barangay Pawan, Mapun, Tawi-Tawi last Wednesday, October 22.

The victims were intended to be sent to Sandakan, Malaysia by human trafficker Ann Prado but was temporarily billeted at the house of a certain Ryan Asaral while waiting for an available sea transport.

The incident was reported by a concerned citizen to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Mapun.

PCG: Five fishermen were seized by the joint elements of Coast Guard Mobile Team, Local Government Unit (LGU) and the local police in Daram, Western Samar last October 22 for illegal gathering of shell fish at the vicinity waters of Owacon Island, Daram.

The suspects, all residents of Barangay Guinsorongan, Catbalogan City were onboard an unregistered motorbanca when they were caught in the act of illegal fishing by the joint maritime patrol operatives.

PCG: A female child was recovered by the Coast Guard while another remains missing in Urdaneta, Pangasinan after both were washed away by river currents. 

The victims identified as Catrina Bergado, 10 years old and Mary Ann Pangilinan, 9 years old, both residents of Sitio Mitura, Brgy. San Vicente, Urdaneta, Pangasinan were seen playing in the shallow portion of a river when they were accidentally drifted downstream.

Upon receipt of information from the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), the joint SAR team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sual and Special Operation Operation Unit of Northwestern Luzon immediately searched for the girls.

PCG: Two motor boats were apprehended by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo after the Vessel Safety Enforcement Team found out several maritime violations during an inspection at Cuyo Port, Palawan last Wednesday, October 22.

M/B Rica Mae-D, a cargo passenger vessel owned and operated by Ricky Dalingding, was issued a Certificate of Orderly Inspection (COI) and Enforcement Inspection Apprehension Report for violating HPCG Memorandum Circular 07-12 or leaving port with-out PCG Clearance, operating with-out Boat Captain License, Marine Diesel Mechanic License, expired Certificate of Public Convenience, Bay and River License and Minimum Manning Certificate.

PCG: Five passengers and the boat captain of a distressed motor banca were rescued by elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Culion at the vicinity waters of Sition Konkel, Brgy. Baldat, Culion, Palawan last Monday, October 20.

The incident was reported by a certain Lucille Castro, 53 years old and resident of Brgy Balala, Culion, Palawan.

According to Castro, the boat was underway to Culion when its engine overheated thereby damaging the head gasket cylinder. 

PCG: COMMO BON DAN CHAN PCG and COMMO LYNDON F LATORRE PCG took their oath before DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya at the Department of Transportation and Communications after their promotion was signed by President Benigno Aquino III today, 23 October.

The Philippine Coast Guard then rendered an arrival honor to the newly promoted Commodores at Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force in Port Area, Manila.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard has convened a total of 30 Coast Guard K9 (CGK9) candidate handlers and 30 training dogs at the Coast Guard Base Taguig on 21 October.

Acting Commander of Coast Guard Fleet, Commodore Joselito F Dela Cruz graced the event as Guest of Honor during the convening ceremony of Coast Guard K9 Basic Handler’s Course Class 02-14.

PCG: Search efforts continue for a 10-year old boy who reportedly slipped and drowned in Sinucalan River in Calasiao, Pangasinan last Monday, October 20.

The victim identified as Johnray G. Calaunan was seen playing with his friends along the riverbank when he accidentally slipped and fell into the water. He was then washed away by the current and went missing.

PCG: Six passengers and two crew members of a submerged motor boat were saved by the Coast Guard from imminent drowning in Roxas, Palawan last Sunday, 19 October.

The incident was reported by Benjie Carandang of the Palawan MDRRMC to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Puerto Princesa. Said station deployed the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Roxas to conduct search and rescue operations for the distressed motor boat off the vicinity waters of Modessa Island Resort.

PCG: A 29-year old female passenger of MV Calixta V was assisted by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Tabaco after she suffered from nervous breakdown when their vessel was hit by another ship at the Port of Tabaco last Sunday, October 19.

The victim was identified as Mary Ann Magtanod, 29 years old, a resident of Virac, Catanduanes.

PCG: A total of 27 passengers and crew were rescued by the joint team of Coast Guards in Aparri and Camiguin last Sunday, October 19, from a sunken motorbanca 12 NM off Camiguin Island, Cagayan.

Reports received by personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Camiguin revealed that a certain Crispiniano Tugade reported that Motorboat (MB) Angelica sunk at vicinity waters of Babuyan Channel while underway from Aparri, Cagayan.

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Maasin, Leyte have successfully rescued nine passengers from a drifting motor boat at the vicinity waters of Canigao Islands, Matalom, Leyte.

The incident was reported by Pia Escarten, ticketing clerk of M/Bca Neri Boy Allen Rey, to the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Bato last Thursday, October 16.

Escarten informed the Coast Guard that said motor boat went dead on water while underway to Ubay, Bohol.

PCG: Two male passengers are still missing in Mindoro when rough seas and bad weather capsized the motor boat transporting them to Antique last Wednesday, October 15.

The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) San Jose De Buenavista together with Philippine National Police (PNP) Caluya are still conducting search and rescue operation for Rey Daniel and Willy Blanco between Mindoro and Semirara Island.

Accordingly, a certain Cherel Daniel received call from one of the victims asking for rescue assistance.

Manila- the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the agency bestowed with substantial responsibilities as a multi-mission maritime agency tasked to promote safety of life and property at sea, protect the marine environment, enforce maritime laws and conduct maritime security operations will celebrate its 113th Founding Anniversary.

The said event which will be held at the PCG Headquarters in South Harbor, Manila will be graced by His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as the guest of honor and speaker.

One of the highlights of the said event is the conferment of awards to deserving Coast Guard officers and personnel as well as civilian entities that have rendered commendable and brilliant services in the conduct of various PCG-related activities and missions.

PCG: A drowned fisherman was found entangled on a fishing net last Sunday, October 12, at the vicinity sea waters of Barangay Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City. 

The victim identified as Darrel Quijano reportedly went on a fishing venture around 5:00AM at the said area but failed to return home.

His body was later found floating by Vilma Rojo, a resident of said barangay.

PCG: Six passengers and a medically evacuated patient were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Culion from a distressed motor boat in the vicinity waters of Chindonan, Culion, Palawan last Sunday, October 12. 

Motor banca GMDA reportedly lost power and incurred fuel air lock on its engine. 

Upon receipt of said report from a certain Ariane Lorenzo, the search and rescue team of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Culion were deployed to render assistance to the stranded passengers. 

PCG: Five stranded passengers, two of whom are teachers, were rescued last Friday, October 10 by the joint team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Coron, Special Operations Group and K-9 personnel from a marooned motor boat 3NM west off Banol Beach in Coron, Palawan.

The report was received by CGS Coron from a certain SB Tejad, a member of Sanguniang Bayan, stating that an unnamed person was seeking assistance for the rescue of M/Bca Princess Larah.

PCG: PCG Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena together with Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) Superintendent, Rear Admiral Richard U Ritual and General Manager of Training Quality Assurance and IT Development of Union Marine Management Services Pte Ltd, Chief Engineer Harish Joshi signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of the PMMA Cadetship Training Program.

PCG: Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena led the take oath ceremony of 322 male and 53 female draftees at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today, 10 October.

VADM ISORENA PCG congratulated the last batch of draftees for this year for successfully passing the screening and selection process which serves as the Pre-Coast Guardsman’s Course Training.

PCG: PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolo D Isorena presided the promotion and oathtaking of members of Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) at the PCG Headquarters today, October 10, 2014

The three PCGA officers namely Captain Salvador G Tiangco Jr, Captain Philip Chien and Captain Jose G Baltazar were promoted to the next higher rank pursuant to the PCGA Regulations Manual 2012 Edition.

The Philippine Coast Guard held a medical-dental health fair today at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard as part of the series of activities in celebration of the upcoming PCG Anniversary on October 16, 2014.

PCG Commandant VADM Rodolfo D Isorena welcomed the delegates from Japan Coast Guard for the 3rd Integrated Sea-Borne MARLEN Training Exercise which will be held from October 07-10, 2014.

Japan Coast Guard personnel Shinkai Toshihiko, Kakinuma Shunji and Kanke Tsukasa paid courtesy call to the PCG Commandant last Tuesday, October 07 to discuss the activities during the four-day training exercise. The objective of this activity is to enhance capabilities in responding to illegal drug smuggling perpetrated by foreign vessels through sea-borne operations. The exercise will be held at South Harbor and vicinity waters of Manila Bay.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard held a K9 health fair at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today October 02, 2014.

Coast Guard Chief of Staff Commodore Joselito F Dela Cruz graced the event which was also attended by representatives from Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

PCG: The elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dumangas are still searching for fisherman David Grino who went missing one nautical mile from Dumangas Port, Iloilo yesterday, September 30.

Grino was reportedly fishing with his son Aljohn onboard F/bca RJ Beach Resort when their aft was hit by RoRo vessel LCT GT Express 1.

The fishermen were forced to jump overboard while Aljohn tried to rescue his father by throwing a floating device. Grino failed to reach the device and drowned. As Aljohn reached the shore to seek for help, the personnel of CGSS Dumangas immediately conducted a search and rescue operations but yielded negative results.

PCG: 20 devotees of Señora Peñafrancia were rescued by the Coast Guard Sea Marshall team last Sunday, September 28, when their motorboat collided with another and sunk during a fluvial procession in Barangay Poblacion, Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

Investigation revealed that one of the fluvial boats sailed near another boat which caused the collision and damaged the starboard outrigger of the latter.

Meanwhile, PCG Sea Marshall/Security Team headed by PO1 Labasbas PCG and CGSS Rapu-Rapu personnel headed by PO2 Abonite PCG immediately conducted search and rescue operations.