The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) responded to a report involving three alleged victims of trafficking in persons (TIP) onboard a commercial passenger vessel from Zamboanga del Sur en route to Tawi-Tawi at around 06:15 a.m. on Sunday, 25 September 2022.
The PCG duty sea marshals coordinated with the vessel captain and conducted the verification and profiling of reported passengers. They identified the alleged TIP victims as one 44-year-old female, one 37-year-old male, and one nine-year-old male.
According to the alleged TIP victims, unknown individuals instructed them to travel to Sabah, Malaysia, via a 'backdoor' channel, and an unidentified person will fetch them upon arrival.
Nakikiramay ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa mga pamilyang naiwan ng limang rescuers sa San Miguel, Bulacan na binawian ng buhay sa kasagsagan Super Typhoon #KardingPH noong Linggo, ika-25 ng Setyembre 2022.
Ayon kay PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu, bilang mga first responders, alam ng mga kababaihan at kalalakihan ng PCG ang sakripisyong kalakip ng pagtupad sa kanilang sinumpaang tungkulin sa bayan.
"Sa bawat misyon, baon ng mga Coast Guard rescuers ang panalangin na manatiling ligtas at maging matagumpay sa pagtataguyod ng kapakanan ng taumbayan," ani CG Admiral Abu.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Basilan has apprehended a motorized banca loaded with smuggled cigarettes in the vicinity waters off Lakit Island, Hadji Muhtamad, Basilan, on 24 September 2022.
The estimated market value of the seized contraband was Php 2.85 million.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and PCG Station Basilan conducted joint inventory after the motorbanca was towed to the PCG Sub-Station Maluso yesterday, 25 September 2022.