Now more than ever, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is capable of performing its maritime-related mandates and conducting disaster response operations during calamities and amid the global pandemic.
The PCG also continues to strengthen its capability in terms of workforce. From 8,500 in 2016, the organizations is now more than 23,000-strong.
As part of the PCG’s modernization program, vital maritime, aerial, and land mobility assets were also acquired. The PCG established and rehabilitated headquarters and stations in different parts of the country; procured weapons and rescue equipment; and operationalized 570 lighthouses nationwide.
The Command is also pushing for more capital ships, air assets, and support facilities for the PCG.
PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu always emphasizes to Coast Guardians the importance of discipline, respect, and maintaining a good relationship with their fellow public servants and the general public.
Most importantly, the PCG continues to grow and modernize through responsible leadership to ensure that the taxpayers’ money is utilized to deliver public service with utmost transparency and accountability.