Posts Tagged PCG

PCG boosts recruitment to strengthen PH maritime security

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is continuously recruiting to achieve the ideal number of 72,000 personnel in order to fully execute its mandate of protecting the country’s 36,000...

PCG remains on heightened alert as Typhoon Kiko threatens Northern Luzon

Robie de Guzman   •   September 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) remains on heightened alert to provide immediate assistance to residents who may be affected by the possible onslaught of Typhoon Kiko (international...

PCG deploys teams to help in evacuation, rescue ops amid onslaught of ‘Jolina’

Robie de Guzman   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday said its District NCR-Central Luzon has activated its deployable response groups to support local government units in the possible conduct...

Laroya named new PH Coast Guard chief

Robie de Guzman   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Vice Admiral Leopoldo Laroya as the next commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the agency announced Wednesday. In a statement, the...

US, PH Coast Guards conduct joint maritime drill in Subic

Robie de Guzman   •   September 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have conducted a joint maritime exercise at the waters off Subic Bay, Zambales on Tuesday,...

PCG nabs 2 riders delivering illegal drugs to isolation hotel in Taguig

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday intercepted two separate packages containing illegal drugs set to be delivered to an isolation hotel in Bonifacio Global City (BGC),...

29 crew members of sea vessel test positive for COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A sea vessel is currently anchored in Bauan Bay, Batangas after 29 of its crew members tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to the Philippine Coast...

AFP, PNP, PCG ink deal to boost operations vs terrorism, insurgency

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday signed a tripartite accord that seeks to...

PCG rescues stranded residents amid heavy flooding in Palawan

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 16, 2021

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assisted in the rescue of 50 residents in El Nido, Palawan amid flooding. Barangay Manlag, El Nido, Palawan was submerged in floodwater, following torrential rainfall...

Boxes of smuggled cigarettes, ammonium nitrate seized in waters off El Nido

Robie de Guzman   •   July 8, 2021

A boat loaded with sacks of ammonium nitrate and boxes of smuggled cigarettes was seized in the vicinity waters off Malampaya Gas Platform in Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)...

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