This is Commodore Fran F Eden, one of the two 'first female generals' of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally approved her promotion on 15 February 2021.
Prior to 'landing of stars' on her shoulders, Commodore Eden ensured the protection of PCG medical personnel who conduct swab test to Filipinos and foreign nationals at the airports, seaports, and mobile testing centers amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the Commander of the Coast Guard Medical Service.
"We believe this is GOD'S WAY of recognizing us, WOMEN, for HOLDING THE LINE for the PCG. We have FINALLY BREACHED THE WALL. We are hopeful that this will HAPPEN AGAIN TO OUR SUCCESSORS, in GOD'S TIME," Commodore Eden shared during a live television interview on 01 March 2021 — a day after she formally took her oath of office to none other than Department of Transportation - Philippines (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade.
'Yan ang pangako ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa sambayanang Pilipino.
Sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno at pribadong organisasyon, umabot sa humigit kumulang 100 tonelada ng relief supplies ang inihatid ng PCG sa mga apektadong komunidad sa Surigao del Norte at Surigao del Sur noong nakaraang linggo.
Liban sa BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) at BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403), ginamit din ng PCG ang malalaking sasakyan nito tulad ng boom truck at bus para masigurong agad na matatanggap ng mga residente ang mga donasyon tulad ng purified drinking water, bigas, delata, toiletries, gamot, at iba pang pangangailangan para sa kanilang mabilis na pagbangon sa pananalasa ng Bagyong #AuringPH.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) K9 Force, together with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), confiscated a total of 50 grams of illegal drugs locally known as 'shabu' aboard M/V Asian Star II at the Zamboanga City Port yesterday, 02 March 2021.
During paneling inspection, Coast Guard Working Dog (CGWD) Cali detected said illegal items with an estimated market value of Php 340,000 inside a plastic package owned by a 39-year-old passenger — a resident of Barangay Guiwan, Zamboanga City.
The confiscated 'shabu' and its owner were properly turned-over to the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of the Zamboanga Police Station and subsequently brought to the Crime Laboratory for further investigation and proper disposition.