This is the remark of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Vice Admiral Leopoldo V Laroya to the newly-appointed PCG non-officers, newly-appointed PCG officers via Recall to Active Uniformed Service (RAUS), and newly-commissioned PCG officers today, 23 September 2021.

Addressing the newly-appointed non-officers, composed of 11 athletes, CG Vice Admiral Laroya directed them to take part in improving the overall well-being of PCG personnel, especially amid the global pandemic.

“You are selected for a specific purpose so we hope that you will do your job well in enhancing the physical well-being of our personnel and teach them as well some combative sports for their self-defense, especially so that we are a law enforcement agency,” the Coast Guard Commandant added.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has responded to a maritime incident involving a fishing vessel, FV ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN II (GT: 148.37) with 31 fishermen on board that reportedly sank between the vicinity waters off Tanguingui Island in Northern Cebu and Gigantes Island in Iloilo today, 24 September 2021.

FV ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN II skippered by Captain Frankie Chavez and owned by Tristar Fishing Corporation sank due to strong winds and big waves prevailing at the said vicinity waters.

The PCG in Western Visayas immediately deployed BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) and PCG-manned BFAR vessel, MCS-3010 to conduct search and rescue operations.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has inaugurated the Coast Guard BoatHouse located at Barangay Taft, Surigao City on 18 September 2021.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) towed a half-submerged motorbanca, KENN STEPHANIE at the vicinity waters off Pandan Island, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro yesterday, 24 September 2021.

While underway from Coron, Palawan going to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, the distressed motorbanca encountered big waves and a strong current that damaged its bow, causing it to half submerge.

The five crew members and one shipper survived the incident, but the seven carabaos and four cows on board the distressed motorbanca died due to drowning.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), through the Coast Guard Education, Training and Doctrine Command (CGETDC), donated supplies to the children of Little Angels Home, Inc. Foundation located at Payapa Subdivision, Barangay Panungyan 1, Mendez, Cavite on 14 September 2021.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary as a Command, the CGETDC provided milk for babies and children, diapers, canned goods, biscuits, cooking essentials, hygiene kits, and laundry detergent to support the daily operations of the orphanage.

The institution expressed sincere gratitude to the PCG for extending humanitarian assistance, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.