The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to establish an airbase in Negros Occidental after the successful signing of the deed of usufruct between PCG District Western Visayas Deputy Commander, CG Captain Ludovico Librilla (DSC) and donor, Mr. Manuel Lamata yesterday, 23 September 2021.
Mr. Lamata offered an approximately 30,000-square-meter parcel of his land located at Barangay Luna, Cadiz, Negros Occidental for the said infrastructure project necessary for the delivery of Coast Guard service through aerial assets in the Western Visayas region.
“The airbase will allow the PCG to conduct aircraft landing, refueling, and restocking of materials for logistical missions, such as search and rescue (SAR) operations, reconnaissance, aerial surveys, and aerial domain awareness,” CG Captain Librilla said.
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) is set to relocate the PCG Station Sultan Kudarat from Palimbang to Lebak.
This is after the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement ( MOA ) between the PCG and the municipal government of Lebak for the PCG’s utilization of a 1,000-square-meter lot for the said infrastructure project yesterday, 22 September 2021.
The PCG Station Sultan Kudarat is currently located at a 1,000-square meter lot in Barangay Milbok, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat that lacks internet connectivity. The PCG intends to relocate the said station to improve its communication with the PCG District Southern Mindanao, the National Headquarters, and the rest of the country.