Ganito inilarawan ni Department of Transportation  (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade ang pinakabago at pinakamalaking barko ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa kasalukuyan, ang Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Teresa Magbanua (MRRV-9701).

Ngayong araw, ika-06 ng Mayo 2022, isinagawa ng PCG ang commissioning ceremony ng naturang 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV) sa Pier 15, Port Area, Manila.

Ginawa ito ng Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. na naka-modelo sa Kunigami-class vessel ng Japan Coast Guard (JCG).

Ito ang hamon ni Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu sa 1,325 trainees na sasailalim sa Coast Guard Non-Officer’s Course (CGNOC) sa PCG regional training centers sa Taguig, La Union, at Zamboanga.

Bago sumabak sa anim na buwang pagsasanay, nagsama-sama ang mga trainees ng CGNOC Class 90, Class 91, at Class 92 sa Pier 13, Port Area, Manila para sa JOINT OATH-TAKING AT CONVENING CEREMONY kahapon, ika-16 ng Mayo 2022.

“It is expected of every Coast Guard personnel to be an individual of character. I want to emphasize the importance of discipline and obedience. You need to learn and cultivate the culture of respect, trust, teamwork, and good human relations,” ani CG Admiral Abu.

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu, graced the send-off ceremony for the four vessels participating in the Regional Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) 2022 in the vicinity waters off Makassar, Indonesia from 22 to 29 May 2022.

“This maritime exercise directly impacts doctrines, training, capability development, and strategies that we may utilize in future undertakings. The PCG will participate in the MARPOLEX 2022 to strengthen our oil spill response and management capability, and strengthen our relationship and interoperability with the Coast Guards of Indonesia and Japan,” CG Admiral Abu said.

The PCG’s largest vessel to date, BRP Teresa Magbanua (MRRV-9701), will join the said maritime exercise as its first deployment after being commissioned into the Coast Guard service on 06 May 2022.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will deploy BRP Teresa Magbanua (MRRV-9701) for its first-ever mission ten days after its formal commissioning into the Coast Guard service this afternoon, 16 May 2022.

The said multi-role response vessel (MRRV) will participate in the Regional Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) 2022 between the PCG, Directorate of Sea Transportation (DGST) of the Republic of Indonesia, and Japan Coast Guard (JCG) in the vicinity waters off Makassar, Indonesia from 22 to 29 May 2022.

Aside from BRP Teresa Magbanua (MRRV-9701), BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403) and BRP Cape Engaño (MRRV-4411) will also join MARPOLEX 2022 to assess the oil spill response capabilities of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) joined the MULTI-AGENCY SEND-OFF CEREMONY in connection with the UPCOMING 2022 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS held at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Grandstand, Camp Crame, Quezon City today, 04 May 2022.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), PNP, and Department of Education (DepEd) also joined the event, with the Commission of Election (COMELEC) as the lead agency.

Reaffirming the Coast Guard’s commitment to ensure free, orderly, honest, and peaceful elections, PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu said that Coast Guard K9 teams, medical teams, security teams, floating assets, and land vehicles are all set and ready for election-related deployments nationwide.