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PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel lauded one of its Commissioned Officers namely LTJG Aicel Joy J Mayor PCG, for successfully passing the 2017 Philippine Bar Examinations in a simple ceremony held during the Monday Morning Colors at the National Headquarters in Manila this morning, April 30.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) team headed by Lieutenant Aguilar apprehended illegal fishing activity in San Pascual, Masbate last Friday April 27.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camarines Sur confiscated a total of 13 rims of fake “Jackpot” cigarettes onboard passenger vessel, Mbca “Maxim-12”, skippered by its Captain, Mr. Eric Dela Cruz, while docked at Pasacao Port in Camarines Sur last April 27.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard represented by Commodore Joseph Badajos PCG, Commander of Coast Guard District Western Visayas participated the Capability Demonstration Exercise of Metro Boracay Police Task Force and Joint Task Force Boracay this morning, April 25.

PCG: Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) Team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate together with Military Intelligence Company (MICO) apprehended a fishing boat “Bherry-B” with 28 crew onboard at the vicinity waters of Zapata Mayor Island and Jintotolo Island, Balud Masbate yesterday, April 24.

PCG: A roro vessel, M/V Jack Daniel, with 795 gross tonnage and 541 net tonnage, ran aground along East Side of Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve between Brgy. Rawis and Brgy.Apud, Libon, Albay yesterday morning, April 24.

PCG: The Science Technical Team of the Marine Environmental Protection Command headed by Ensign Gerald Cordero PCG conducted a shoreline patrol around the vicinity waters of Boracay Island yesterday morning, 24 April to monitor the extent of algae along the Island of Boracay.

PCG: Coast Guard Rescue Team in Tawi Tawi today rescued a Chinese crew after suffering an epilepsy attack while their vessel MV China Peace was transiting the waters near Laparan Island in Pangutaran, Sulu.   PCG Action Center in Manila was alerted of the incident yesterday and directed PCG South Western Mindanao to deploy vessel to rendezvous with the Chinese Cargo vessel near Pearl Bank in Tawi Tawi.

PCG: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Taft Punta Engano Project, Inc. (TPEPI) signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday, April 23 regarding the right of way in Barangay Punta Engano, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, where both parties have ongoing projects.

PCG’s Multi-Role Response Vessel 4409 (BRP Cabra) with personnel from Coast Guard Special Operations Force (CGSOF), Marine Environmental Protection (MEPCOM), and Coast Guard Civil Relations Service (CRS) who will augment maritime security patrols and marine environmental protection proceedings for the six-month closure of Boracay arrived in Boracay today, 23 April 2018.

PCG. Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camarines Norte successfully rescued Mr. Rey Caro, a 48 year old boat Captain of capsized motor banca who went missing at the vicinity waters off Barangay Masalong-salong, Mercedes, Camarines Norte last Monday, April 16.

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Scholarship Foundation Inc. will be granting Educational Assistance of Php30,000.00 per semester to all incoming College freshmen dependents of active PCG non-officers who will qualify on the screening and application process.

In this connection, the deadline for filing of application has been moved to May 25, 2018 and the schedule of the examination will be on June 03, 2018.

All interested can download the PCGSFI-EA Application Form and Application Process and Requirements at PCG website www.coastguard.gov.ph and they can also coordinate to the nearest PCG District on their area.

PCG: 20 passengers were rescued by the elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Western Samar when a service motor banca went half-submerged in the vicinity waters between Brgy Tinaogan and Brgy Darahoway Guti in Catbalogan yesterday evening, April 13.

PCG: The crew of PCG Islander 251 found the missing Landing Craft Tanker (LCT) Aviva 5 with the 17 crew onboard in Dinapak Island, Palawan at 3:15pm in the afternoon, today.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sation Camarines Norte successfully rescued the nineteen (19) passengers onboard motorized banca “Jordan 2” at Sitio Angalan, Banocboc, Calaguas Island, Vinzons, Camarines Norte yesterday, April 7.

PCG: Coast Guard Station El Nido personnel together with Diesel Fast (DF) 332 personnel immediately organized SAR team and departed El Nido Pier onboard F/bca “North Wind” proceeded to aforementioned area to conduct SAR operations yesterday April 8.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay apprehended an unregistered motorbanca “M/bca Charles” at Boracay Island yesterday, 04 April.

Information received from LCDR WILMO M MAQUIRANG PCG, Station Commander of CGS Romblon that there was an unregistered motorbanca with thirty (30) passengers and two crews onboard which departed from Sta. Fe, Romblon at 10:05AM enroute to Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.

Immediately, Depoyable Response Team (DRT) of CGSS Boracay together with Special Operations Unit of Coast Guard District Western Visayas proceeded at Sitio Tulubhan, Brgy. Manoc-Manoc and Bolabog and posted for possible arrival of the reported motorbanca.

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard are still searching for a 24-year old male drowning victim at Bangon Falls of Barangay Tinaplakan, Catbalongan City, Samar last 24 April.

The victim, Mr. Marlon Gabani, with his female companion were suddenly swept away by the strong downward current. 

The incident was reported by a certain Ulysis Basa, 35 years old and a resident of Barangay Tinaplakan.

Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Iloilo Fishing Port Complex (IFPC) and Coast Guad Sub-Station (CGSS) Jordan successfully rescued four fishermen onboard capsized M/Bca Jeanie Joven at vicinity waters of Brgy. Buyo, Jordan, Guimaras today, April 25, 2017.

PCG: Joint personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) San Roque together with Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) Pangasinan and civilian volunteers retrieved a drowned victim at the vicinity waters of Agno River Irrigation, Brgy Calepaan, Asingan, Pangasinan last Saturday, 22 April.

The victim identified as Mr Edgar R Nepalis Sr., 46 years old and a resident of said barangay went for a swimming venture together with four others. However, during their drinking session, the victim dived into the river and failed to resurface. 

Immediately, CGSS San Roque conducted search and rescue operations after Nepalis’ companion reported the incident to the station. 

Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Tangos retrieves three (3) cadavers from drowning incident yesterday at the vicinity waters of Dulong Pulo, Barangay Tanza, Navotas City, April 23.

A certain Mrs. Yolanda Verano reported the incident to CGSS Tangos.

The elements of CGSS Tangos and a member of Special Operations Unit immediately conducted search and rescue operation.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Donsol personnel successfully rescued six passengers and two crew members onboard M/bca "John Ian" which encountered engine trouble at vicinity waters of Ticao Island, Masbate yesterday, April 20.

CGSS Donsol immediately coordinated with personnel of Donsol Tourism to conduct a joint search and rescue (SAR) operation on the distressed motorbanca onboard hired Mbca Lovely Roxanne.

SAR team sighted the said motorbanca at vicinity shoreline of Barangay San Miguel in Ticao with all passengers in good physical condition.

PCG: A total of 27 passengers were assisted by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay after two motor bancas collided with each other at the vicinity waters of Cagban Jetty Port, Brgy Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan at 8:20 PM yesterday, April 17.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) Ozamis personnel successfully rescued 619 passengers onboard M/V Trans Asia 2 which encountered engine trouble at vicinity waters of Polo Point, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental yesterday, April 17.

Coast Guard Sub-Station Lucap personnel successfully rescued a total of fourteen (14) passengers and one (1) operator onboard M/bca “Allan-7”, a passenger boat that caught fire while at vicinity five hundred (500) meters away from the shoreline of Sitio Inansuana, Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan yesterday, April 16, 2017.

PCG: Joint rescue operations of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Caticlan Deployable Response Group (DRG) together with personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay, Special Operation Unit (SOU) – Caticlan and BRP Malabrigo, PCG Multi Role Response Vessel (MRRV-4402) successfully rescued four crew members of M/V Starlite Eagle and M/V Fast Cast M8 at vicinity waters off Barangay Caticlan, Malay, Aklan yesterday, April 14.

PCG: Joint team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Laguna de Bay together with other rescue groups conducted search and rescue (SAR) operations for four missing passengers onboard unnamed motorbanca at vicinity of Barangay Aplaya, Pila, Laguna last April 13.

Reports revealed that a certain Mr. Ernesto V Pitoralba, a member of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Laguna informed said station that the motorbanca was skippered by Billy Jo Estacio, 25 years old and a resident of Bagugo, Jala-Jala, Rizal departed from Barangay Aplaya with 15 passengers bound to Rizal to attend the “Pabasa” (“Reading of the Passion,” a Catholic devotion in the Philippines during Holy Week).

Accordingly, 10 passengers were successfully rescued, one was recovered lifeless and four others remain missing.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Currimao successfully rescued twenty-five (25) passengers of unnamed motorbanca that capsized at the vicinity waters of Dos Hermanos Island, Sitio Malingay, Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte today April 13, 2017.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) Romblon successfully confiscated an estimated value of Php 30,000.00 worth of illegal drugs at Sitio Torrel, Brgy. Dapawan, Odiongan, Romblon last April 9.

The joint buy bust operation was conducted by personnel of CGS Romblon together with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Furthermore, the team successfully confiscated the drug paraphernalia and arrested Joseph Ignacio Y Forio, (44 years old), Jones Faigao Y Geritana, (30 years old), Benriv Fronda Y Carillo, (29 years old) and Al Fernandez Y Bocalso, (23 years old), all residents of Sitio Baybay of said barangay.

PCG assisted more than two hundred (200) veterans, guests and participants of the annual "Tribute to All Filipino Heroes" in connection with the celebration of Araw Ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week today, April 7.

PCG: Two unregistered and unmarked fishing bancas in Baler, Aurora were recently apprehended by joint forces of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - Fisheries Law Enforcement Team (BFAR-FLET) after a Monitoring, Control and Surveillance operations at the municipal waters of Baler, San Luis and Dingalan, Aurora against any forms of illegal fishing activities.

Coast Guard Sub-Station Cadiz personnel and members of the 615th Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron (CGAS) recovered a floating body of a male teen in the state of decomposition along the mangrove area of Himugaan River, Sagay City, Negros Occidental yesterday, April 05.

Investigation disclosed that at 10AM of the said date, ENS ALLEN GONZALES PCGA, member of 615th Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron (CGAS) reported the incident to CGSS Cadiz.

Immediately, PCG and PCGA joint SAR team proceeded to the incident area and recovered the said cadaver which was later identified by his relatives as Mr. Crismar Argel, 15 years old of Brgy. Cabahug, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Accordingly, the victim went on a swimming venture with his friends last 03 April at the Himugaan River when Mr. Argel was drifted towards the deeper portion of the river and eventually drowned.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Roxas continues its search for a missing fisherman onboard a small boat at vicinity of Pawa River, Barangay Pawa, Panay, Capiz yesterday, April 3.

The missing fisherman was identified as Mr. Richard Bigay, 52 years old and a resident of Barangay Pawa.

Investigation revealed that Bigay went on fishing venture and failed to return home since. Councilor Hernane Bandehas of said barangay reported the incident to the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Station Surigao personnel together with the crew of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) “GT Express 1” rendered assistance to the two hundred sixty four (264) passengers and 20 crews onboard M/V “Maria Oliva” after she encountered engine trouble at vicinity waters off Agusan Del Norte last Saturday, 01 April.

PCG: In view of the upcoming celebration of the Holy Week wherein heavy influx of ship passengers are expected to occur in various ports nationwide, PCG Officer-In-Charge Commodore Joel S Garcia has directed all Coast Guard units to strictly implement maximum security measures and maintain regular monitoring of the seagoing public.

Commodore Garcia announced that the PCG units all over the country will be on “alert status” from April 5 to April 20, 2017. Commodore Garcia gave emphasis on the preparedness and readiness of all the Coast Guard’s personnel assets at all times in any case of maritime emergencies or situations.

Commodore Garcia said that “it is part of our duty to ensure the safe and convenient sea travels of everyone who will utilize sea transport during the Lenten Season. Thus, ship inspectors and Coast Guard K-9 teams were also instructed to exercise extra vigilance in ports and to conduct random checks on passengers and their luggage to ensure that no dangerous cargoes or explosive materials will be carried onboard passenger and cargo vessels’’.

PCG: The cadaver of a retired policeman was recovered by the Coast Guard at vicinity 20 meters from the shoreline of Balete, Batangas last Monday, April 25.

The remains were positively identified by his relative, Narciso Lanseta as a certain SPO2 Debencio Villanueva, 54, a retired policeman.

According to Lanseta, they were onboard motor banca "Pagukpok" enoute to Tanauan from Balete, Batangas when they were suddenly battered by strong winds and big waves until it capsized. While he was able to swim to the nearest shoreline, Villanueva, who was under the influence of alcohol, went missing. 

The incident was reported by Chairman Herman Bisugan of Barangay Kalawit Pulo to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station Talisay.

A search and rescue operations was immediately deployed by CGSS Talisay together with members of Special Operations Unit to conduct SAR operations to the missing policeman but yielded negative results.

Villanueva's cadaver was found the following day and was subsequently turned-over to PNP Tanauan in the presence of his family. His remains were then brought to Reycon Funeral Homes for proper disposition.

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Coast Guard personnel of BRP Pampanga (SARV-003) together with Coast Guard Medical team successfully transferred the unconcious Filipino crew of a Liberian flagged cargo vessel UMM Al Ashtan at the vicinity waters off Lubang Island, Mindoro, today.

PCG: Four persons in Caluya, Antique remains missing after setting out to sea last Tuesday, April 19 and failing to return since.
 
The missing men were identified as Ricky Legetima, 29; Mark Alarcon, 24; Rossel Torivio, 18; and Jelyn Alarcon, 17.
 
Reports revealed that the group departed Liwagao Island in Caluya bound for Bulalacao, Mindoro but have failed to reach their destination.

The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Caluya, together with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO)-Caluya searched for the missing persons at the vicinity waters of Sitio Tambak and Sitio Liwagao.
 
On the same date, Philippine Army personnel conducted a search and rescue operations at the area of Semirara Island but also concluded with negative results.

PCG: The barangay chairman of Tabla, Talisay, Batangas and his seven-year old son remains missing since they went to sea last Tuesday, April 19.
 
Michael Aala and his son Bon Joan reportedly departed Barangay 8 enroute to Barangay Tabla onboard motorboat “Toratora”. They have failed to arrive at their destination since.
 
The incident was reported by Aala’s cousin to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Talisay who immediately dispatched a search and rescue team. The team failed to locate the missing persons even after several hours of searching.

The team advised local barangay officials and fisher folks to be on the look-out and immediately report to the nearest Coast Guard units upon sighting of the said missing persons.

PCG: Two passenger vessels stalled in Iloilo and Antique last Tuesday, April 19 due to dilapidated engine parts, leaving a total of 806 passengers stranded at sea.
 
The first incident involved M/V Trans Asia which was enroute to Cebu from Iloilo when the incident occurred.
 
According to its captain, Lynnielo Tiongson, the rotor blades of the Port Main Engine’s turbo charger were already worn-out and needs to be replaced. This forced the crew to divert the ship back to Arrastre Pier using a single engine.

The vessel was monitored by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo until it reached the port where some of the 662 irked passengers refunded their tickets and left.
 
On the same day in Semirara, Antique, M/V Kalayaan XI conked-out at the middle of its voyage due to several leaks in its engine parts.

PCG: A total of 109 stranded passengers were assisted by the Coast Guard from an agrounded vessel at the vicinity waters of Bogo Bay Harbor Channel, Polambato, Bogo City.
 
MV Maria Helena of Montenegro Shipping Lines was reportedly maneuvering out of the channel at around 1:00 AM last Tuesday when strong winds caused it to run aground.
 
109 passengers and 11 rolling cargoes were left stranded by the incident but no signs of oil spill were seen in the area.

PCG: Thirteen passengers onboard M/B Razel were rescued by Coast Guard Station Masbate personnel after it encountered engine trouble while transiting the area of La Manok Island in Esperanza, Masbate enroute to Bogo, Cebu last April 19.

Reports from Coast Guard Action Center in Manila disclosed that upon receipt of the report, CGS Masbate immediately proceeded to the area of incident to render necessary assistance and subsequently escorted M/B Razel to the shoreline of La Manok Island.

Capt. Carlo Mendoza, the boat captain, also requested M/B Aizavic for towing assistance.

Upon her arrival thereat, M/B Aizavic provided a spare engine to M/B Razel. 

All 13 passengers onboard M/B Razel were then transferred to M/B Aizavic and were subsequently transported to Bogo, Cebu. Two crewmembers from each boat stayed onboard M/B Razel to replace the deranged engine and will later proceed to Cataingan, Masbate for further inspection and repair to the said vessel. 

PCG: A 17-gross ton vessel was apprehended by the Philippine Coast Guard in Sta. Fe, Romblon for overloading of passengers and several other violations prior to leaving Caticlan last Saturday, April 16. 

M/Bca Ven-VI's passenger capacity was only for 66 persons. It left Caticlan with 83 onboard. 

The vessel also reportedly left the port of Caticlan without obtaining PCG clearance and submitting a Master's Declaration of Safety Departure (MDSD). 

The personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Caticlan immediately coordinated with CGS Romblon for the apprehension of M/Bca Ven-VI upon its arrival in Romblon. 

PCG: More than 70 persons were assisted by the Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat at the vicinity waters of San Miguel, Ticao and Burias Island. 

The 66 passengers and seven crew were onboard motor banca Lupanggo when it suddenly incurred engine trouble around 1:30 PM yesterday. 

According to its captain Rene Espinilla, the boat's propeller shaft broke while underway to Aroroy, Masbate. 

Upon receipt of information, the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Pilar immediately proceeded to the area, assisted the passengers and towed the boat back to Pilar Port. 

PCG: Search efforts by the Coast Guard and local fisher folk continue for a missing fisherman in Infanta, Pangasinan.

Simon Wilson Almandres, 21, reportedly sailed for a fishing venture 30 nautical miles off the vicinity waters of Infanta and was expected to arrive in the morning of April 9. He failed to return up to this date, however. 

The incident was reported by Allan Rey Dela Cruz, nurse of LDRRMO III, to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Infanta. He stated that Almandres was onboard a grey motorboat, powered by 12 HP Kama engine with markings of either Mr. and Mrs. I Pan-10-084 or Mr. and Mrs II Pan-10-085 

CGSS Infanta personnel proceeded and coordinated with PO3 Crisostomo V Mayo PCGof CGIF based at Brgy. Patima, Infanta, Pangasinan to transmit through VHF radio the details of the missing fisherman. 

PCG: Illegally caught fishes in the vicinity waters of Kiamba, Sarangani Province were donated by the Coast Guard to the hospital and municipal jail of the said province.

PCG: Two maritime incidents in Iloilo City were immediately acted upon by the Philippine Coast Guard last Saturday, April 9 which resulted to the safe disposition of the vessels and its crew. 

The first incident involved motor boat Golden Light which encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters of Nogas Island, Antique.

Upon receipt of said report from a certain Roque Dela Torre of Cargo Checker of Neptune Transport Inc., the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo immediately proceeded to the area and assisted in the towing of the boat to Parola Wharf. 

PCG: 100 children with special needs were assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard to find empowerment through surfing in the surfing capital of the north -- Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union last April 03. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard actively joins the local government of San Fernando, La Union in making the province a tourist-friendly and disaster-free place especially this summer season.

PCG: A 22-year old man under the influence of alcohol jumped to his death in Jala-Ur river in Iloilo last April 4. 

The victim, identified as Reynald Perez, was reportedly drinking with his friends along the river's shoreline when he suddenly jumped into the water. 

After an hour of failing to resurface, his companions reported the incident to the Philippine Coast Guard who then immediately launched its Deployable Response Team composed of personnel from Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo and Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron medics.

PCG: Two fishing vessels in Aparri, Cagayan were apprehended by the joint forces of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Quick Response Team (BFAR-QRT) after it was caught in the act of using illegal methods of fishing.

The seaborne patrol conducted by the MCS-3007 and MCS3010 at the vicinity waters of Aparri, Buguey and Claveria, Cagayan resulted to the apprehension of F/B Rae Anne and F/B Alexandria.

Investigation revealed that said boats were using the "Danish Seine" method of fishing that employs a dragnet. The net hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge bouyed by floats, thereby allowing it to catch fishes en masse.

The Philippine Coast Guard Dragon Boat Team won a total of seven medals in the International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championship in Adelaide, Australia.

RADM WILLIAM M MELAD graced the Joint Closing and Convening Ceremony of the Coast Guard K9 Instructor Package, K9 Evaluator Package and Basic K9 Handler's Course yesterday, April 5 in Coast Guard Search and Rescue Base, Romblon.

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PCG: A total of five passengers onboard a distressed motorboat in Matoco Point, Batangas City were successfully rescued by the Philippine  Coast Guard last Sunday, April 26.

The skipper of said motor banca identified as Nicasio Royo, 38 years old and resident of Abra De Ilog, Occidental Mindoro requested assistance from CGS Batangas when their motor banca encountered engine trouble.

Immediately, the CGS Batangas personnel responded to the incident and conducted search and rescue operations onboard an aluminum boat.

 

PCG: Captain Julius Caesar Victor Marvin V Lim PCG, District Commander of Coast Guard District Northeastern Luzon and Rear Admiral Hilarion Dimagiba PCGA spearheaded the activation of the  Coast Guard Auxiliary District Northeastern Luzon (CGADNELZN) held at the University Gymnasium of Saint Paul University in Tuguegarao City last Tuesday April 28.

This is the 12th Auxiliary District of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) which is composed of five squadrons. In the said event, new auxiliarists were inducted and took their oath of membership. The activation and induction was also attended by Honorable Alvaro Antonio the Provincial Governor of Cagayan Province.

PCGA serves as the volunteer civilian counterpart of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and was tasked to assist and support in carrying out PCG’s mandate of saving lives and property at sea.

PCG: The National Coast Watch Center (NCWC) Building, which will serve as the national maritime point of contact for maritime security coordination, was officially inaugurated at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Headquarters in Manila, April 28.

The ceremony included the ceremonial signing of Transfer of Custody by Director Kenneth Myers III of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Rear Admiral William M Melad PCG, Deputy Commandant of the PCG who is also designated as Acting Director of the NCWC.

This was followed by the unveiling of building plaque, presentation of commemorative and dedication plaque for Director Myers III and the traditional cutting of ribbon.

PCG: A total of 19 fishermen were apprehended by the Coast Guard for illegal fishing along Sarangani Bay last Sunday, April 26.

The suspects were caught using an illegal fishing method, locally known as likom, where hollowed tree trunks are used to scare fishes and drive them into nets.

Reports received by Field Detachment (FD) GenSan from Mr. Gregorio Arriesgado, President of Lawis Fisherman Association, revealed that a group of fishing bancas seen conducting illegal fishing along the said bay, a protected seascape as declared by the Protected Area Management Bureau (PAMB).

 

Nine new lighthouse keepers took their oath before PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo Isorena at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard yesterday, April 27.

The new members of PCG civilian employees were selected from different Coast Guard Districts after their screening and will undergo lighthouse training at Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) in Sangley Point, Cavite before their deployment to man various lighthouses in the country.

PCG: The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dumangas have recovered the cadaver of a 17-year old boy who drowned unnoticed last Thursday at the shoreline of Sitio Naluoyan, Barangay Sapao in Dumangas, Iloilo.

The victim Axel John Dema-Ala Dimzon was reportedly swimming with his friends in the evening of April 23 when he disappeared. His friend Issayah Delicana presumed that the victim went home. 

Around 10:30 am of Friday, CGSS Dumangas received information through marine band radio from Capt. Randy Magango, master of RoRo vessel MV Lolita, stating that they saw a floating body 100 meters off the ship in Dumangas Port. 

PCG: A total of 250 personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard participated the coastal clean-up activity in the joint celebration of the 8th anniversary of Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area and 45th anniversary of Earth Day  held at Freedom Island Trail, Parañaque, Metro Manila today.

PCG: Coast Guard in Camarines Norte rescued eight passengers and three crew members of an unnamed motor banca at the vicinity waters of Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte last Sunday April 19.

Reports from the Clearing Out Post (COP) Vinzon in Camarines Norte disclosed that the unnamed motor banca encountered engine trouble at said vicinity causing it to drift towards Maculabo Island, Paracale, Camarines Norte. 

Initial information also revealed that the victims were underway back to Vinzons, Camarines Norte from island hopping when the incident transpired.

The Philippine Coast Guard Dragon Boat Team (PCGDBT) once again showed its determination and teamwork by winning the championship in the recently concluded Double Dragon Boat Race 2015 held at Muelle, Loney, Iloilo City last April 18.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Camarines Norte have rescued six members of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) from a conked out sea ambulance last Saturday, April 18.

The municipal COMELEC personnel reportedly went to Canimo Island to conduct a satellite mobile registration. While on their way back to Mercedes, Camarines Norte at around 6:00 pm, their sea ambulance encountered propeller malfunction and went dead on the water.

Upon receipt of information from Jude Hernandes, OIC of MDRRMO-Mercedes, the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camarines Norte immediately conducted search and rescue operations at the vicinity waters of Barangay Mambungalon and towed the ill-fated sea craft back to Mercedes Fish Port. 

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo successfully extracted a yacht with one German National and two Filipino crew members onboard at vicinity more or less six nautical miles southwest off Cuyo Port in Palawan last Saturday, April 18.

According to reports, P/Y Pangolana, a German-flagged yacht, owned and operated by Mr Kirstein Jurgen, 58 years old from Germany ran aground at said vicinity when its anchor was dragged and drifted to shallow water due to strong current.

CGS Cuyo together with its operational control unit conducted search and rescue operations. Upon arrival at the incident area, the team successfully extracted said yacht during the highest possible tide using the aluminum boat and towed P/Y Pangolana to Port of Cuyo. 

PCG: Calling all interested regular and active members of the Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association Inc. (AFPMBAI) from the Philippine Coast Guard, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to join the first ever search for the golden voice singing competition!

Cash prizes at stake will be up to Php 300,000.00 for the champion, Php 200,000.00 for the second placer, Php 100,000.00 for the third placer, Php 50,000.00 for the fourth placer while the fifth placer will receive an amount of Php 30,000.00.

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The nationwide talent search is one of the many anticipated activities of AFPMBAI in celebration of its 50 years of outstanding service to its members with theme, “Karamay Mo Noon. Kaagapay Mo Ngayon. Kabalikat Mo Habang Panahon.”

PCG: Department of Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Edwin Lopez and PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo Isorena graced the opening and blessing of the PCG Multi Purpose Gymnasium and Firing Range at the Coast Guard Base Farola, Binondo, Manila on Thursday, April 16.

PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena and World Maritime University (WMU) Acting President Mr. Neil Bellefontaine signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on academic cooperation during the latter’s visit at the PCG Headquarters on Thursday, April 16.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Bredco apprehends two cargo vessels for leaving port without clearance at Sablayan Port, Occidental Mindoro last Saturday, 11 April.

Investigation revealed that while MV Aceford was docked at Sablayan Port last 09 April, one of its crew has completed the pumping of bilge water but left the end portion of the hose submerged at sea. The ingress of water flooded the engine room and damaged the electrical equipment such as pumps, starters and alternators.

The crew used the ship's portable pump with gas engine to pump out the seawater from the engine room.

Rear Admiral Cecil R Chen PCG, Commander of Coast Guard Fleet was the keynote speaker of the change of command ceremony of two Coast Guard vessels at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force on Tuesday, April 14. 

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Fernando rescued six passengers from a capsized motor banca while conducting seaborne patrol onboard two aluminum boats during the celebration of Silag Festival of Lights 2015 at vicinity waters off Poro Point Free Port Zone, San Fernando City, La Union last Sunday. April 12.

According to reports, the team received information from the duty guard of Poro Point Industrial Corporation (PPIC) that there were persons clinging on a capsized motorbanca at vicinity 500 meters away from the shoreline of Wallace Air Station Poro Point, San Fernando City and waving for help. 

Immediately, the patrolling team proceeded at the vicinity and successfully rescued the six (6) persons namely: Mr. Gilbert C Paneda, 26 years old, Mr. Erwin E Corpuz, 41 years old, Mr. Ferdinand Balbalang, 44 years old all single, Mr. Alwyn Perez 31 years old, Mr. Rey M Ramoran 38 years old, Mr.  Catalino Remando 46 years old, all married, and all residents and fishermen of Bauang La Union. Said survivors were safely brought to the shoreline of PPIC slip way, Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union and were subsequently transferred to PCG Ambulance together with the assistance of the Philippine Navy Medical Team. Said victims were then brought to Lorma Medical Center.  According to Bernardo V Soriano, attending physician, all survivors were in good physical condition.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Special Operations Unit in Western Visayas (CGSOU-WV) and Deployable Response Team apprehended seven motorbancas and 21 fishermen while conducting illegal fishing at vicinity of Brgy Talon, Roxas City, Capiz last Monday, April 13.

According to reports, Coast Guard personnel received information from a concerned citizen that there was an ongoing illegal fishing activity at approximately 500 meters away from the shoreline of said barangay. Immediately, the team proceeded to the vicinity onboard an aluminum boat and sighted the actual gathering of angel wings locally known as “dual” by the use of compressor.

PCG: Joint inspection team of Coast Guard and Bureau of Customs in Zamboanga confiscated more or less 60 sacks of smuggled rice with an estimated market value of ₱48,000.00 at Zamboanga City Port last Sunday.

Information received by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Zamboanga from Coast Guard Field Station in Southwestern Mindanao (FSSWM) that M/V Kristel Jane 3 departed at Port of Jolo, Sulu and arrived at Port of Zamboanga City on 11 April allegedly carrying smuggled rice.

Joint personnel of FSSWM, Bureau of Customs and Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection Team of said station immediately conducted a joint inspection aboard subject vessel. The team found out that the vessel was loaded with sacks of assorted rice with markings “Sunrise AAA”.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Boracay found sixteen maritime violations after conducting vessel inspection onboard LCT Bato Twin in Boracay Island last Sunday, April 12.

LCT Bato Twin, owned by Maayo Shipping Lines and skippered by Joel Sales was boarded by the Coast Guard Team for vessel inspection at Manoc Manoc Beaching Area, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan and found the following violations:

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Zamboanga successfully rescued a person who tried to commit suicide by jumping off pier in Zamboanga City on Saturday, 11 April.

Reports revealed that CGS Zamboanga received a call from personnel of Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) informing that a person intentionally jumped over at said pier to commit suicide due to depression.

The PPA personnel rendered all necessary assistance to rescue the victim identified as Miss Jhocel Ann Nicole Valendan, 16 years old but refused to cooperate until such that she was swept away by the current.

PCG: Joint elements of CGSS Maconacon, local police and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) arrested a person for illegally transporting live ammunitions and a pistol aboard a motor boat at Minanga Wharf, Maconacon, Isabela last 10 April.

Said suspect was identified as Sammy Paguirigan Y Parallag, 39 years old, married, and a resident of Barangay Fely, Maconacon in Isabela.

Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Maconacon received information from Police Senior Inspector Edgardo B Esteban, Chief of Police Maconacon that Parallag has allegedly transported a firearm that was hidden in his cargo aboard a motor boat, M/B 4Bros Queen8 transiting from San Vicente Port enroute to Barangay Minanga Wharf, Maconacon.

PCG: Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena welcomed a total of 13 students taking up Master of Science in Maritime Affairs specializing in Maritime Education and Training from the World Maritime University (WMU) during their visit at PCG Headquarters in Manila yesterday, 13 April.

PCG: Two propellers and the port rudder of MV Catalyn-A were damaged after said vessel ran aground at the shallow portion of Coron, Palawan last Saturday, April 11.

MV Catalyn-A was reportedly underway from Culion to Coron when it accidentally ran aground a mile off Balinsasayaw Resort and damaged its propellers and rudder. 

Its captain, Wilfredo Fabregas, sent a distress call to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Coron  around 8:30 am and requested for assistance.

PCG: An endangered python was confiscated by the Coast Guard from a female a passenger of Banton Liner VII who was caught transporting said reptile without pertinent documents in La Libertad, Negros Oriental.

The snake, commonly known as "Magkal", was found by the Pre-Departure Inspection team of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Libertad concealed on a spotted wooden box onboard the motor boat last Saturday, April 11. 

Said cargo is owned by a certain Elvie Del Puerto of Sitio Sambulawan, Barangay Inayawan, Negros Occidental.

PCG: Coast Guard personnel from Talicud, Davao have successfully revived a local tourist who suffered from cardiac arrest last Tuesday, April 7 at the Isla Reta Beach Resort. 

Elioterio Cabautan, 42, was found unconscious, pale and not breathing by the beach staff around 11:40 am. The incident was immediately reported by Mario Reta, beach owner, to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Talicud.

Immediately upon arrival at the resort, the Coast Guard personnel performed CPR on the patient who was then revived despite having a weak pulse and shallow breathing. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Isabel, Leyte have assisted the 25 stranded passengers of a distressed motor boat which left Camotes Island without clearance from the PCG. 

Motor banca "Papa Jaime 3" reportedly incurred engine trouble while crossing from Cebu to Palompon, Leyte last Tuesday, April 7.

Its four crew members attempted to repair the smoking engine but failed. 

Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena, Commandant of Philippine Coast Guard welcomed the three hundred fourteen (314) cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2018, faculty members and staff headed by BGEN Andre Magallanes Costales, Jr AFP, the PMA Assistant Superintendent during their visit at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today, April 07.

Vice Admiral Alexander S Lopez, Jr AFP, the 25th Commander of Western Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) together with his staff visited the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard (HPCG) today, April 07.

 

The Executive Director of National Coast Watch Council Secretariat, Undersecretary Jose Luis M Alano together with Chairman of Technical Working Group-Concept of Operations, Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG spearheaded the conduct of a two-day workshop from April 6-7, 2015 at the Heritage Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

The PCG reported that all ports nationwide were generally peaceful during the Holy Week as no untoward incidents were reported.

All activities related to Oplan Ligtas Biyahe Semana Santa 2015 such as the activation of Passenger Assistance Center (PAC) and the conduct of Mandatory Pre-Departure Inspection (MPDI) to all vessels were successfully implemented nationwide in all ports and terminals that started from March 27 until April 6 in coordination with MARINA, PPA, PNP, PCGA and full cooperation of the shipping companies, the riding public and local fisherfolks.

PCG Commandant, Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena lauded all personnel for the smooth and peaceful celebration of the Lenten Season and extended his gratitude to the public for their cooperation.

 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Northern Luzon has recorded a total number of four maritime incidents during Good Friday and Black Saturday where a local diver was reported dead while three other swimmers remain missing.

The first victim was identified as Aquilino M. Amistoso, 54 years old and a resident of Taguig City.

Amistoso reportedly lost consciousness and drowned last Friday when another person jumped on the same hole he was diving at in Marcos Island, a part of the Hundred Islands in Alaminos City. The heavy impact of the diver’s fall broke Amistoso's neck.

PCG: An ailing Ilonggo crew of a foreign bulk carrier was successfully evacuated by the Coast Guard in Basco, Batanes last April 3.

Percinal A Cantomayor, 24, was suffering from high grade fever, convulsions and a swollen right face for three days.

The personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Basco received a call thru VHF marine band radio from MV Nord Discovery, a Panama-flagged bulk carrier with 21 crew onboard and skippered by Capt Jose G Copuaco, requesting for the medical evacuation of Cantomayor.

PCG: Four passengers were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat at approximately 200 yards east of Barangay Simlong, Batangas on April 4.

The unidentified motor boat reportedly encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters of Sitio Berberabe, Brgy Tabangao, Batangas City.

A certain Marlon Estelo, employee of DILG Puerto Galera requested for immediate assistance from the Coast Guard.

PCG: Nine days after being apprehended for smuggling imported cigarettes, MV Trishia Kerstin 2 was once again caught by the Coast Guard illegally transporting the same cargoes on April 4.

About P80,000 worth of imported cigarettes were found inside boxes marked "Irene". Said boxes were abandoned and scattered onboard the ship.

Last March 27, imported cigarettes with an estimated value of P2.2 million were discovered onboard MV Trishia Kerstin 2.

PCG: Joint forces of the Coast Guard, Navy and the Bureau of Customs have apprehended a motor launch and its skipper for smuggling rice from Malaysia and seven other violations. 

The joint operations of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Dumaguete, together with the Customs, National Food Authority (NFA) and Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN) intercepted ML Al-Althie at the vicinity waters of Barangay Lutuban, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental yesterday, April 3.

Said vessel was loaded with smuggled sacks of rice and other items without pertinent documents from Malaysia.

PCG Districts Ports/Piers Passengers Vessels Rolling Cargoes
CG District Bicol Tabaco 390 - 9
  Pasacao 105 2 -
TOTAL   495 2 9

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 in Negros Oriental continues searching for the two fishermen who were reported missing last Sunday, March 29 by the skipper of their towing motorbanca.

Vincent Macabali, team leader of ERT of LGU of the Municipality of Siaton, Negros Oriental reported to the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Dumaguete that Manny Carlit and Laser Fajardo onboard Mbca Nelboy went missing.

Immediately, CGS Dumaguete contacted Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Bayawan to conduct search and rescue operations while Coast Guard Mobile Team Maltapay coordinated with Bantay Dagat to assist in the search.

PCG: President Benigno Aquino III along with other heads of agencies inspected vessels and facilities in Batangas Port to ensure that all security preparations were laid out in anticipation to the influx of passengers in different ports this Holy Week season. 

PCG: In observance of the Lenten season, Coast Guards in Manila participated in the traditional procession of the Stations of the Cross while on heightened alert status today.

PCG: The Deployable Response Team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Caticlan successfully evacuated an ailing crew of MV Ocean Opportunity at Caticlan Anchorage Area in Malay, Aklan last Sunday, March 29.

CGS Caticlan received a call through VHF radio from the captain of subject vessel requesting a medical evacuation for his crew identified as John Paul V. Agudulo who was suffering from a high fever.

The team immediately evacuated and brought the patient to Baptist Hospital for immediate medical attention. According to the attending physician the victim was in electrolyte imbalanced condition. He was recommended to be transferred to Don Rafael Tumbokon Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan for further medical tests and treatment.

PCG: A Vietnamese fishing vessel was apprehended by the joint team of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for illegal fishing/poaching in Zambales last Monday, April 28.

Based on reports, the team sighted the actual fishing operation and hauling of fishing gears of the Vietnamese ship registered as "BD 96281 T5" 16 nautical miles off the port of Silanguin in Subic, Zambales. 

PCG: Two cadavers were recovered by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iligan last Sunday, April 27 at the vicinity waters of Barangay Fuentes, Iligan City. 

The victims, identified as Javer E. Macasasa, 21 years old and Roldan M. Apas, 23 years old, have reportedly drowned while swimming in Bucana Beach Resort. 

PCG: Four crew members of a cargo ship anchored in Baliwasan Seaside, Zamboanga were rescued by elements of the Philippine Coast Guard last Saturday, April 26.

According to reports of Capt. Heriberto Nalzaro of MV Amelia, four of his crew rented a motor boat to go ashore but during its way back to the ship, the boat accidentally capsized leaving the passengers drifting towards Paseo Del Mar.

RADM CARI B THOMAS USCG pays courtesy call to Philippine Coast Guard Commandant VADM RODOLFO D ISORENA at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today, 28 April.

PCG: Three persons were apprehended by the Coast Guard and local police in Surigao del Sur for transporting undocumented logs and for refusing to have their boat inspected by authorities last Saturday, 26 April.

The incident sprung from reports by a reliable source stating that an illegal logging activity was observed at the vicinity waters of Brgy. Tape, Cantilan, Surigao Del Sur. Further information disclosed that said logs will be transported onboard a motor boat around midnight at the Cantilan River.

PCG: Commodore Enrico Efren A Evangelista, Commander of Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDPAL) and Honorable Eugenio Bito-onon Jr, Mayor of the Municipality of Kalayaan, Palawan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the deployment of Coast Guard licensed teachers this coming June 2014.

PCG: An ailing crew of a foreign cargo carrier in Currimao, Ilocos Norte was successfully evacuated by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Currimao yesterday, 23 April.

Chief Cook Alberto C. Lumiguen, 40 years old, was reportedly complaining of lower right abdominal pain while working onboard M/V Red Lotus.

The incident was reported by Jeremy Balikas, Crewing Manager of Oro Philippines Shipping to CGS Currimao and requested for a medical evacuation for Lumiguen.

PCG: Chief Officer Arles T. Velo, who was earlier reported to have fallen off M/V Freestar last Easter Sunday in Iloilo was found lifeless by a boat captain yesterday, April 22. 

The victim's cadaver was seen and recovered by the boat captain of "Cutlass Supreme" while navigating enroute to Parola Wharf, Iloilo from Rosario Wharf, Buenavista, Guimaras.

The unnamed boat captain immediately reported the incident to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo.

PCG: Motorboat operators remain vigilant as the Coast Guard continuous searching for a 10 year old girl who went missing last Easter Sunday while swimming in Sta. Ana Wharf, Pier 1, Davao City.

The victim, Kyla Baclig Carongay went swimming with seven other children at the said area but was noticed missing upon her friends' return at the shoreline. 

As their own search efforts failed, the children reported the incident to the authorities and asked for assistance.

Thereupon, the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Davao, Special Operations Unit-Southeastern Mindanao (SOU-SEM) and Rescue 911, searched for Kyla until nightfall when the SAR operations had to be terminated due to poor visibility. 

PCG:COMMO AARON T RECONQUISTA PCG, Acting Commander of the Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL), has recently lauded the efforts of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Gasan in rescuing 46 passengers from a distressed motorboat between the vicinity waters of Baton Island and Dos Hermanas Island.

The incident which occurred on Easter Sunday involved M/B Calatrava with 46 passengers onboard.

Initial reports revealed that the boat encountered engine trouble around 4:30PM while enroute to Talao-Talao, Lucena City leaving all of its passengers stranded at sea.

PCG: Improvised dynamites were confiscated by the joint team of the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Army and Philippine National Police from an unregistered motor boat in Sangali, Zamboanga last Friday, April 18.

The boat operator was apprehended by the 11th Division Recon Company (DRC) of the Philippine Army and the boat was towed back to the Fishing Port Complex in Sangali where it was inspected by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Sangali and 11th DRC.

Prior to apprehension, the officer-in-charge of 11th DRC revealed that they received an intelligence report that said pump boat was suspected conducting illegal fishing.

PCG records a total of 193,373 outbound passengers were monitored by PCG districts in connection with the activation of "Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kwaresma 2014"

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region- Central Luzon (212)
Manila- 212

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (12,119)
Cebu- 6,315
Tagbilaran- 3,049
Dumaguete- 2,755

3. Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao (1,320)
Zamboanga- 808
Bogao- 512

4. Coast Guard District Palawan (0)

PCG records a total of 70,641 outbound passengers were monitored by PCG districts in connection with the activation of "Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kwaresma 2014"

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region- Central Luzon (1,135)
Manila- 777
Bataan- 113
Laguna de Bay- 245

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (18,167)
Cebu- 13,785
Tagbilaran- 1,645
Dumaguete- 2,737

3. Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao (1,319)
Zamboanga- 1,319

4. Coast Guard District Palawan (976)
Puerto Princesa- 393
Cuyo- 433
Coron- 70
Brooke's Point- 80

PCG records a total of 63,431 outbound passengers were monitored by PCG districts in connection with the activation of "Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kwaresma 2014"

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region- Central Luzon (2,091)
Manila- 1,995
Laguna de Bay- 96

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas 15,207)
Cebu- 9,739
Tagbilaran- 2,198
Dumaguete- 3,270

3. Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao (2,084)
Zamboanga- 2,000
Jolo- 84

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region- Central Luzon (2,091)
Manila- 1,995
Laguna de Bay- 96

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas 15,207)
Cebu- 9,739
Tagbilaran- 2,198
Dumaguete- 3,270

3. Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao (2,084)
Zamboanga- 2,000
Jolo- 84

PCG: A 50-year old swimmer, who was under the influence of alcohol was declared dead on arrival at the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City when he drowned last Sunday, April 20.

According to a report received by Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Pasacao by Cherry Knee, owner of Surfer's Paradise Beach Resort in Brgy. Caranan, Pasacao, Camarines Sur, a certain Jose Moran was intoxicated when he went swimming and drowned around 11:45 PM. 

The detailed baywatch of 902nd PCG Auxiliary Squadron, headed by LIEUTENANT COMMANDER TROY BENITO PCGA, immediately conducted first aid and brought the victim to Bicol Medical Center onboard a service vehicle.

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region - Central Luzon (0)

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (4,628)
Cebu- 1,834
Dumaguete- 2,794

3. Coast Guard Southwestern Mindanao (0)

4. Coast Guard District Palawan (0)

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PCG: 19 stranded persons including 8 female adults, 6 male adults, 3 boys and 2 girls were successfully rescued by PCG personnel onboard DF 313 at the Manila breakwater while conducting maritime patrol at the vicinity waters of North Anchorage Area yesterday at 7:30 in the evening who went on swimming at the breakwater to celebrate the Easter Sunday.

Accordingly, they were transported to the breakwater by Fbca Compas and were supposedly ferried back to Navotas at 3:00 PM. The fishing banca however failed to fetch them in the afternoon since it encountered engine trouble. The 19 rescued persons were brought to Coast Guard Station Manila and were immediately transported to Navotas onboard PCG Isuzo vehicle in good physical condition.

PCG. Coast Guard Station Sual together with Special Operations Unit – NWLZN and WASAR-PDRRMC successfully rescued two (2) nearly drowned persons sighted at the vicinity waters of Lingayen Beach in Pangasinan last April 19 around 9:30 AM.

The victims who were later identified as Andrew Batingal, 21 years old and Edison Caparas, 13 years old. Both are residents of Antipolo City. The team turned-over the two rescued victims to the provincial medical team for proper medication and were subsequently sent home to their respective families.

Coast Guard District National Capital Region - Central Luzon (1,450)
Manila - 1,450

Coast Guard District Central Visayas (9,892)
Cebu - 8,161
Tagbilaran - 781
Dumaguete - 950

Coast Guard District National Capital Region - Central Luzon (571)
Manila - 280
Bataan - 192
Laguna De Bay - 99

Coast Guard District Central Visayas (19,916)
Cebu - 16,052
Tagbilaran - 1,619
Dumaguete - 2,245

DOTC-PCG: Three drowning incidents were recorded by the Philippine Coast Guard during the Holy Week where two victims died while three others were rescued in Batangas, Pangasinan and Ilocos Sur.

The first incident occurred in Lobo, Batangas where an 18 year-old boy drowned around 11:30AM last Thursday while swimming approximately 50 meters off the shoreline.

PCG records 37,104 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 6 AM, 20 April.

1. Coast Guard National Capital Region- Central Luzon (451)
Manila- 451
 
2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (11,064)
Cebu- 8,967
Tagbilaran- 1622
Dumaguete- 475

PCG records  78,389 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 9 PM, 19 April.

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (519)
Manila- 15
Bataan- 314
Laguna de Bay- 154
Subic- 36
 
2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (15,510)
Cebu- 9,667
Tagbilaran- 2, 661
Dumaguete- 3,182

PCG records  69,595 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 3 PM, 19 April.

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (504)
Manila- 300
Laguna de Bay- 124
Subic- 80
 
2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (14,896)
Cebu- 9,817
Tagbilaran- 2, 553
Dumaguete- 2,526

PCG records  69,595 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 3 PM, 19 April.

1. Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (504)
Manila- 504
Laguna de Bay- 124
Subic- 80
 
2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (14,896)
Cebu- 9,817
Tagbilaran- 2, 553
Dumaguete- 2,526

PCG records  11,276 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 7 AM, 19 April.

1. Coast Guard National Capital Region- Central Luzon (0)

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (1,678)
Cebu- 1,480
Tagbilaran- 198

PCG records  26,339 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 10 PM, 18 April.

1. Coast Guard National Capital Region- Central Luzon (1,215)
Manila- 899
Bataan- 56
Laguna de Bay- 157
Subic- 103

2. Coast Guard District Central Visayas (2,394)
Cebu- 1,483
Tagbilaran- 372
Dumaguete- 539

PCG records 14,905 passengers in all ports nationwide in view of the observance of "OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KWARESMA 2014" as of 9AM, 16 April.

Coast Guard District Central Visayas - (4,231)
Cebu - 3,122
Tagbilaran - 457
Dumaguete - 652

Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog - (5,857)
Batangas - 2,887
Calapan - 999
Lucena - 1,200
Mamburao - 349
Romblon - 422

Manila, Philippines – In line with “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kwaresma 2014,” Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph “Jun” Abaya will join President Benigno S. Aquino III in inspecting various air, land, and sea transport facilities in Metro Manila tomorrow, to ensure smooth and seamless operations during the Holy Week.

“As part of our duty to provide safe and convenient transportation to the public, the DOTC has instructed all transport agencies to take necessary measures to ensure security at our terminals and stations, quick response capability in cases of emergencies, and enhanced facilities and services to meet the needs of our travellers during this peak season,” said Abaya.

A total of 41,135 outbound passengers were monitored by PCG districts in connection with the activation of "Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kwaresma 2014"

1. NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (1,581)
Manila- 1,581

2. CENTRAL VISAYAS (16,245)
Cebu- 12,468
Tagbilaran- 1,127
Dumaguete- 2,650

3. SOUTHWESTERN MINDANAO (3,536)
Zamboanga- 2,685
Jolo- 851

PCG: An old fisherman was found dead by the search and rescue team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Basco at the vicinity waters of Valugan Bay last Saturday, April 12. 

The victim, identified as Victorio Villarta, 79, reportedly went fishing onboard an unmarked fishing boat in the early morning of Saturday but failed to return home before 7:00 AM as expected by his relatives. 

Investigation revealed that Villarta fell overboard and drowned due to inclement weather.

PCG: A total of 42 passengers were rescued after a passenger/cargo motorbanca encountered engine trouble about 800 meters east off Ungos Port, Real, Quezon last Saturday, April 12.

Reports revealed that while steaming from Ungos Port to Polilio, Quezon, M/Bca Sea J-3 encountered engine trouble due to a worn-out piston liner and cracked head forcing the master to shutdown the engine to prevent further damage.

PCG: Department of the Interior and Local Goverment (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Jun Abaya lead the groundbreaking of the 217 million first PCG Search and Rescue (SAR) Base in Barangay Culasi, Roxas City, Capiz last 12 April 2014.

PCG: The Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL) has recently deployed a total of 44 PCG aluminum boats last 11 April 2014 in efforts of strengthening its force in saving lives and properties at sea, protection of the marine environment, security of the maritime transportation and enforcement of maritime rules and regulation in its jurisdiction.

PCG: 48 passengers were safely evacuated by the Coast Guard from an agrounded motor boat near Coron Pier last Wednesday, April 09. 

The said passengers were onboard MB Princess Emilei along with six crew members when it accidentally ran aground at approximately one mile west of Coron Pier. 

As of 10 AM today, a total of 14,215 outbound passengers were monitored by PCG districts in connection with the activation of "Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kwaresma 2014"

1. NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (0)

2. CENTRAL VISAYAS (3,064)
Cebu- 2,025
Tagbilaran- 865
Dumaguete- 174

3. SOUTHWESTERN MINDANAO (0)

PCG assists more than two hundred (200) veterans, guests and participants of the annual "Tribute to All Filipino Heroes" in connection with the celebration of Araw Ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week on April 7, 2014.

BRP San Juan (SARV 001) ferried the guests from Manila to Corregidor Island and vice-versa headed by the Vice Commandant for Administration, Rear Admiral CECIL R CHEN PCG.

Commodore Joselito F Dela Cruz PCG, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff, presided the turn-over ceremony of the office of Coast Guard Staff for Maritime Communications, Weapons, Electronics and Information System (CG-11) at the Officer’s Lounge on April 4, 2014. CDR ARNALDO M LIM PCG, formally turn-over his duties and responsibilities to CDR JOSELITO B QUINTAS PCG.

Rear Admiral Cecil R Chen PCG, Vice Commandant for Administration and Ms Maria Carmela G Cabading, President of Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc (AFPMBAI) spearheaded the turn-over of Olympic Gym Equipment at the HPCG, Shaded Area on 04 April 2014.

DOTC-PCG: Two teenage girls were rescued from imminent drowning by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camarines Norte last Wednesday afternoon about 25 meters off the shoreline of Barangay 3 Mercedes.

Jenelyn Boria and Danica Arciaga, both 14 years old, were found unconscious by the Coast Guard at the said area and were rushed to Mercedes Municipal Health Center.

DOTC-PCG: Commodore Ferdinand M Velasco PCG, the Commander of Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao (CGDNM), lauded the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Tagoloan for the successful rescue of a 6-year old drowning victim at the vicinity waters of Barangay Gracia, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental at around 10 AM last March 29.

The information was relayed by a concerned citizen to the personnel of CGSS Tagoloan who was conducting foot patrol at the time. 

PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena welcomes officers of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force during their courtesy call on April 3, 2014.

Taiwanese fishing vessel “FV Jui Fa Tsai” with five (5) crew composed of (2) Taiwanese and three (3) Indonesian nationals ran aground at vicinity 16 nautical miles Northeast off Itbayat Island, Batanes on April 1, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Immediately, Coast Guard District North Eastern Luzon was alerted and directed to dispatch a Search and Rescue Team to render necessary assistance. A Notice to All Mariners (NOTAM) was also issued to all ships/watercrafts transiting within the area of incident to be on the look-out for possible sightings of the aground foreign vessel and to render necessary assistance.