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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has confirmed the increasing presence of Filipino fishermen on Pag-asa Island.

During the deployment of the largest Coast Guard contingent in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) from 12 to 14 May 2022, they monitored around 25 Filipino fishing boats conducting fishing activities on the island's vicinity waters.

The PCG checked their condition and provided relief supplies and COVID-19 kits to support their fishing operations.

Alam nyo ba na ang Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA), ang civilian volunteer force na siyang katuwang ng PCG, ay mas pinalakas at pinalawig sa ilalim ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Sa kasalukuyan, nasa 19,767 ang miyembro ng PCGA, kung saan 19,510 dito ay PCG Regular Auxiliarists at 257 ang PCG Executive Auxiliarists na binubuo ng mga fishermen, boat owners, operators, at community leaders na boluntaryong nakiisa sa ahensiya at boluntaryong ibinibigay ang kanilang oras at kakayahan upang makatulong sa ating mga kababayan at komunidad.

ANO NGA BA ANG LAYUNIN NG PCGA?

Sabay na sumasabak sa Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) training ang 29 na Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel at 24 na Philippine Army (PA) personnel at reservists sa General Santos City!

Sa limang araw na pagsasanay na nagsimula noong ika-16 ng Mayo 2022, tinatalakay ang Basic Life Support (BLS), water safety, search and rescue (SAR), at survival techniques tuwing may aksidente sa karagatan.

Sumasailalim din sila sa Rubber Boat Operation and Maintenance (RBOM) training.

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