The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)'s Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) planted 500 mangrove propagules in Tondo, Manila, yesterday, 23 September 2022.
Two hundred participants from the public and private sectors supported the marine environmental protection initiative, including the Office of the Vice President (OVP), Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), PCG Auxiliary (PCGA), Anti-Crime and Community Emergency Response Team (ACCERT), Petron, SeaOil, and Heirs of the World Incorporated.
According to Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection (CG-9), CG Captain Lazaro Ernesto Valdez, the initiative was one of the PCG's pre-anniversary activities as it will celebrate its 121st founding anniversary next month.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) participated in the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Maritime Transport Working Group Meeting in Nha Trang, Vietnam, from 20 to 22 September 2022.
Issues discussed during the meeting were approaches to realizing the ASEAN Single Shipping Market through implementing the agreed strategies and measures and strengthening the RO-RO (roll on-roll off) shipping network operation in the ASEAN region.
The representatives also identified the training needs of member countries to improve transport safety in the region and intensify regional cooperation in developing sustainable transport-related policies and strategies.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Sub-Station Rio Tuba responded to a maritime incident involving half-submerged fishing banca "Omar" at the vicinity waters off Sitio Tagdalungon, Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan, on 17 September 2022.
The two fishermen were identified as 50-year-old Marsan Bedro and 25-year-old Amsari Tiddok, residents of Barangay Sarong, Bataraza.
The Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) vessel rescued them after being battered by strong winds and big waves.