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Binabati ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ang dating President at Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ng Philippine Airlines (PAL) na si Mr. Jaime Bautista na itinalaga bilang susunod na Kalihim ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) sa ilalim ng administrasyon ni President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Ayon kay PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu naniniwala siya sa lawak ng kaalaman at kakayanan ni incoming DOTr Secretary Bautista mula sa 26 na taong pagseserbisyo nito sa “flag carrier” ng bansa bilang Vice President (VP) for Finance, Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Executive VP, at President and CEO mula 1993 hanggang 2019.

“Saludo kami kay Mr. Bautista bilang susunod na Kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at naniniwala kami na lalo niyang palalawigin ang mga inisyatibo tungo sa pagpapalawak ng ating pwersa at pagsasakatuparan ng modernization program ng PCG. Makaasa ang ating incoming DOTr Secretary na nasa likod niya ang Coast Guard tungo sa pagbibigay ng mga kinakailangang serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan at lalong pagpapabuti ng sektor ng transportasyon para sa kapakanan ng bawat Pilipino,” ani CG Admiral Abu.

The Coast Guard Strategic Studies and International Affairs Center (CGSSIAC) hosted the two-day Strategic Development Forum with the theme “Charting the Strategic Direction of the PCG” on 22-23 June 2022 at Rizal Park Hotel, Manila.

Members of CGSSIAC staff, representatives from Central Staffs and Deputy Commanders/ Chief of Staff of different Functional, Admin Support, Operational Support, Special Service and Technical Service Commands participated in the said forum. Deputy Commanders / Chief of Staff of Coast Guard Districts also participated through video teleconferencing platform.

The forum featured presentations by strategists from the Department of National Defense, Philippine Navy and the PCG followed by a workshop that reviewed the current PCG Strategic Development Plan (SDP).

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Dumaguete has responded to a maritime incident involving MV Fast Cat M6 that ran aground in the vicinity waters off Pantawan, Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City this afternoon, 22 June 2022.

Based on the investigation, the vessel encountered strong winds and big waves, causing it to run aground. It also damaged the starboard side of the hull.

The PCG Station Dumaguete and Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU)-Negros Oriental coordinated with MTug Ankiesha to conduct towing operations.

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