PORT AREA, MANILA - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has deployed 1,000 personnel and assets to ensure the safety and security of athletes and other delegates of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on 30 November to 11 December 2019.

Commodore Allan Dela Vega of the PCG - National Capital Region (NCR) shared that approximately 25 Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), aluminum boats, and small boats are already deployed in La Union and Subic, Zambales to assist in the conduct of surfing and other water sports events, as well as in Metro Manila and Batangas for the implementation of security measures around hotels and other places of accommodation of the athletes and other delegates.

On 20 November 2019, the PCG Canine Force has conducted a send-off ceremony to all K9 contingents that will be deployed in competition venues for the SEA Games 2019.

Four (4) PCG K9 teams will also be part of the Sub-Task Group Protection Technical Service to conduct paneling and sanitation at said competition venues.

Meanwhile, PCG personnel in Batangas are among the 7,899 members of the Task Group Southern Luzon to ensure the safety and security in CALABARZON for the SEA Games 2019.

The competition venues in CALABARZON include: Biñan, Los Baños, and Santa Rosa in Laguna; as well as in Imus and Maragondon in Cavite.

There will also be sporting events in Tagaytay City, as well as in Calatagan, Nasugbu, Tuy, Lemery, Agoncillo, Balayan, Lian, Talisay, Calaca and Laurel in Batangas.

PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Joel S Garcia said that the PCG has been working double time to plan the safety and security regulations needed to ensure the success of the international multi-sports competition with zero casualty and/or untoward incident.

"Rest assured that the men and women of PCG will exercise professionalism, commitment, and gallantry in the performance of their respective responsibilities for the seamless conduct of SEA Games 2019 in cooperation with the entire uniformed service group and local government units," Vice Admiral Garcia said.