The Philippine Coast Guard Education, Training, and Doctrine Command (CGETDC) held the RECOGNITION RITES of the Coast Guard Non-Officer’s Course (CGNOC) Class 85 – 2021 “BAGSIK-LAYA”, composed of 573 male trainees, at the Regional Training Center Zamboanga on 18 January 2022.

During the ceremony, CGETDC Deputy Commander, CG Commodore Roben N De Guzman, said the “recognition rites” holds the essence of a Candidate Coast Guard Non-Officer’s victory over one's desire to quit from the hardship of training.

“It stands for overcoming the great temptation to resign. Being recognized, a Candidate Coast Guard Non-Officer acknowledges oneself before the world that one has mastered oneself and accepted the life of followership and most importantly, the life of Coast Guard service,” he added.


[Photos and details courtesy of the Coast Guard Education, Training, and Doctrine Command]