The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is one with the nation as we commemorate the heroism and courage of our ancestors and allies who fought for national freedom during World War II.
May this historic day remind us to love and serve the country with patriotism, compassion, and fear of God, more so as we are continue to fight for public health and economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let us continue to honor our noble fallen and survivors of such fateful adversary for their efforts and sacrifices yielded the freedom we are enjoying today.
Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Sub-Station Semirara, together with the Semirara LGU, rescued eight fishermen of a half-submerged motorbanca that encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters off Bahura Cinco, Semirara Island, Caluya, Antique yesterday, 07 April 2021.
The motorbanca departed from Barangay Bubog, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro to conduct fishing venture at Carmen Bank, Seco Island, Tibiao, Antique.
While underway, they were battered by huge waves, causing seawater to come in at the bow portion of the boat. Eventually, they experienced engine trouble and became half-submerge in water.
This is the remark of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral George V Ursabia Jr during the virtual meeting with Department of Transportation - Philippines (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and the PCG team who rescued 12 passengers of a capsized motorbanca in Sangley Point, Cavite City today, 07 April 2021.
"Through our RESCUE PERSONNEL AND ASSET ON SIGHT, we were once again used by GOD ALMIGHTY as INSTRUMENTS in RENDERING ASSISTANCE to those in distress," Admiral Ursabia said.
"We are TRULY BLESSED BY GOD ALMIGHTY because we were able to respond accordingly, TO SAVE 12 MORE LIVES," he added.