PCG receives five rubber boats donated by PCG Auxiliary Executive Squadron yesterday, August 14.

A two-day meeting organized by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) opened this morning at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines.

 Members of the Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga Station intercepted at least 63 undocumented Filipinos who were on board a local inter-island vessel off the seas of Basilan area.

Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Norsam together with Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Allen and Field Station (FS) Eastern Visayas intercepted two (2) sacks containing 65 pieces freshwater turtles onboard Eagle Star Bus while conducting Port Security and Inspection at Jubasan Port, Allen in Samar yesterday, August 11.

Coast Guard K9 dog Chelsea one of the Coast Guard's Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) positively detected two (2) sacks of unidentified items which later found to be fireworks and pyrotechnics during the conduct of panelling and sanitation to the passengers and cargoes of M/V "Joyful Stars" bound for Ormoc last August 9.

A maritime law enforcement exercise between the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and other national and local law enforcement agencies was held yesterday, 10 August off the coast of Sta Ana, Davao City as part of the security preparations for the Kadayawan Festival.

Four crew members were safely rescued after their motor yacht encountered engine trouble and steering casualty at vicinity 207 nautical miles West off Negra Point, Ilocos Norte yesterday, 10 August.

More than 500 families from the marginalized fisherfolks in Masinloc benefited from the recent joint relief operations; medical and dental civic action program; and psychosocial activity conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) to the residents of Barangay South Poblacion and Barangay San Salvador in Masinloc, Zambales last 04 August 2018.

A total of ten teachers and a child onboard an engine troubled motorbanca were rescued by the personnel from Bantay Dagat Bacacay and Sto Domingo, Albay with elements from Coast Guard Station Victory and Coast Guard Sub-Station Bacacay last Friday, August 3 at vicinity waters off Brgy Buhatan, Sto. Domingo, Albay.

Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Concepcion, PDRMMO and Bantay Dagat Ajuy successfully rescued a fisherman identified as Mr Vicente Baldonasa, 62 years old, resident of Pili. Ajuy, Iloilo at approximately two nautical miles off Guinisian Island, Ajuy, Iloilo last Saturday, August 4.

The Commandant Philippine Coast Guard Admiral Elson E Hermogino PCG directed all operating units particularly in Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao to tighten the security operations in relation to the car bomb explosion transpired in front of Special Civilian Armed Auxiliary (SCAA) Detachment located at Sitio Magkawit, Brgy. Colonia, Lamitan City, Basilan where the explosion left seven people died and three wounded yesterday, 31 July 2018.

PCG: A number of boarding procedures were conducted by the various participating Coast Guards and Navies from the US and Southeast Asia during the last day of the 3-day Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO)/Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) workshop aboard PCG vessels at PCG Headquarters in Manila.

PCG: Joint inspection team of PNP and PCG successfully apprehended a vehicle with plate number AEC 6517 which was owned by Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte last Saturday, August 19, 2017 after being found to be carrying deadly weapons onboard.


PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard continues establishing its sturdy relationship with the US and Southeast Asian counterparts and Navies through its conduct of the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) workshop in connection with the SEACAT (Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training) Exercise which was formally opened yesterday, 21 August at PCG Headquarters in Manila.

PCG: In response to maritime security challenges, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) formally opens the vessel boarding workshop to be led by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in Manila which aims to combat global terrorism and illegal drugs proliferation as part of South East Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) Exercise, an annual multilateral maritime security information sharing exercise.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station Sandangan is still on search for a reported missing fisherman at Lawis, Sindangan, Zamboanga last August 15,Tuesday.

The incident was reported by the barangay Captain of Lawis and further disclosed that the victim was identified as Mr. Antonio Navaro, 49 years old, resident of the same barangay.

Accordingly, the victim went on fishing venture onboard an unregistered motorbanca at the vicinity waters of Sindangan but failed to return home since.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) Brooke’s Point successfully rescued a fisherman while conducting maritime patrol at Barangay, Balacan, Brooke’s Point, Palawan last August 15, Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Mr. Sonito P Galicia, 62 years old, onboard a an unnamed motorbanca painted with green in color with 6.5 HP engine, and a resident of said barangay.

Personnel of CGS Brooke’s Point spotted said motorbanca and immediately assisted Galicia. Accordingly, the victim went on a fishing venture and while underway transiting at vicinity waters 4 NM off said barangay, the motorbanca incurred engine trouble.

PCG: PCG in Bataan successfully evacuated a South Korean-flagged bulk carrier crew in Bataan after the victim was suffering from severe stomach ache last August 13.

Personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Corregidor received a radio call from Duty Radio Operation of Vessel Traffic Management System Corregidor informing that Captain Jin Gu, Master of MV Wooyang Queen was requesting for a medical evaluation for Jon Elijah Pascua, 23 years old, oiler of said vessel. Pascua was suffering from severe stomach pain while the vessel was transiting at vicinity between Mariveles and La Monja Island enroute from Indonesia to Taean, South Korea.

Immediately, Coast Guard Station Bataan coordinated with Barangay Lamao Health Center in Limay, Bataan for the availability of rescue ambulance and medical personnel for immediate medical attention.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station Malapatan personnel continues search for a crew of F/B “Queen and King Lowel June” who went missing while on a fishing venture at vicinity waters off Mati City, Davao Oriental on August 2, Wednesday.

The incident was reported by Mr. George Q Abello, owner of the fishing banca together with the boat Captain, Mr. Alex Gallo.

Accordingly, Mr. Orot left the mother boat and went onboard his red fishing banca locally known as “Pakura” for fishing venture but failed to return due to unfavorable weather condition.

A male passenger onboard MV Kristel Jane 5 died after he jumped overboard while underway from Zamboanga bound for Lamitan City at vicinity waters approximately 1.5 nautical miles east of Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga City yesterday, August 07.

Initial inquiry conducted by the Coast Guard to the victim’s Aunt, Laina Mansan, 69, revealed that the victim identified as Jainal Gappal, 45, of Barangay Matatag, Lamitan City has visited Zamboanga City Medical Center for medical check-up due to mental disorder.

The incident was reported by the crew of MV Kristel Jane at 3:15 PM of the said date to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Zamboanga which immediately dispatched a search and rescue team to render necessary assistance. The PCG SAR team together with the vessel’s crew recovered and rendered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR to the victim.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard fifth Multi-Role Response Vessel – Suluan (MRRV-4406) from Japan was formally received today by the officers and men of the PCG at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Sual successfully rescued a stranded dolphin at vicinity waters of Barangay Tobuan, Labrador, Pangasinan yesterday, July 31.

A certain Mr. Roman Ferrer reported the incident at Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sual informing that a dolphin was sighted and was believed to be stranded. 

The Coast Guard Special Operations Group convened the Coast Guard Special Operations Course Class 25-2016 with fifty seven (57) candidates last 26 August 2016 aboard.

  Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motor Bancas
1. Western Visayas - - - 2
2. Palawan - - - 2
3. Southern Tagalog  15 - - -
Total 15 - - 4

A total of 15 passengers and 4 motorbancas were stranded in port due to rough seas caused by Typhoon "Dindo".

All PCG units were advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during heavy Weather).

The Philippine Coast Guard formally received the first multi-role response vessel BRP Tubbataha from the Japan Government today after her Arrival and Blessing Ceremony at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, South Harbor in Manila at 9am.

The 44-meter vessel was named after Lighthouse Tubbataha which is located in Tubbataha Marine National Park, Palawan. 

She departed Japan on August 11 with two (2) PCG officers and ten (10) non-officers onboard.

  Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motorbancas
1. Eastern Luzon 14 - - 3
             Total 14 - - 3

A total of 14 passengers and 3 motor bancas were stranded in port due to rough seas caused by Southwest Monsoon.

All PCG units were advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during heavy Weather).

  Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motor bancas
1. Western Visayas    11 - - 1
Total 11 - - 1

A total of 11 passengers and 1 motor banca were stranded in port due to rough seas caused by Southwest Monsoon.

All PCG units were advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during heavy Weather).

PCG: 19 passengers of a capsized motor boat in Concepcion, Iloilo were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard and a passing motorboat yesterday, August 6. 

M/Bca Nonoy Jr was rented by the passengers to transport them from Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion to Bulubandiangan Island.

Rough seas battered their boat, however, until it capsized.

The incident was reported to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Concepcion by the Municipal Bantay Dagat and a response team was immediately deployed by the PCG to save the passengers. 

PCG: An unregistered boat owned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) submerged in Surigao City after a sudden squall battered it until sea-water seeped into its engine compartment. 

No one was hurt during the incident.

The boat was moored on the starboard side of M/Bca JSV-6 at Pantalan II, Boulevard, Barangay Taft, Surigao City when the 30-minute squall occurred. 

The sunken boat was owned and operated by DPWH-San Jose in Dinagat Islands and was skippered by Elmer Bacus with three crew members Joseph Paymalan Allan Ebuna and Alberto Campugan. 

Bacus reported that they were supposed to take shelter in Punta Bilang-bilang in Brgy. Taft due to the weather disturbance but rough seas battered their boat until it submerged.

PCG: Four fishermen were rescued while another is still missing after a steel-hulled fishing boat sunk off Moro Gulf in Mindanao.

L/B Mylene-92 was on a fishing venture along with its mother boat F/B Ramona-8 last Wednesday when it was hit by huge waves and strong winds 153 km off the coast of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. 

Four of its five crew were rescued by the fishermen from F/B Ramona-8 while the other is still being searched by the Special Operations Group of the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Bongao. 

As the search operations for the missing fisherman was temporarily terminated due to rough weather and sea conditions, the PCG advised all water crafts transiting the area to be on the look out for the victim and render necessary assistance if sighted and report to the nearest PCG station.

Coast Guard Auxiliary LT Gerald Anderson PCGA invites all the dog lovers to participate in the grand launching of “Heroes Unleashed”- The Gerald Anderson Foundation at Eastwood Central Plaza on August 6 at 10 AM.

PCG personnel onboard SARV-3502 (BRP Nueva Vizcaya) successfully evacuated a Romanian crew onboard a Malta-flagged bulk carrier “M/V Anangel Victory” at vicinity waters off Hamilo Point in Cavite today at 7:50 am.

M/V “Super Shuttle Ferry 3” with 48 crew members and 27 truck helpers and was carrying various rolling cargoes onboard encountered engine trouble and subsequently went dead on the water at the vicinity waters off Malapascua Island while sailing from Masbate to Cebu early this morning.

A report thru 911 hotline was received by the Coast Guard Action Center in Manila that Super Shuttle Ferry 5 was dead on water at the waters of Bantayan Island and needs rescue assistance on august 2 at 4:48 am.

CGAC immediately relayed the report to Coast Guard District Central Visayas for verification and appropriate action.

PCG: A RORO vessel owned by the Super Shuttle Ferries was towed to Ouano Wharf, Mandaue after it went dead on waters at the vicinity of Malapascua Island today. 

Super Shuttle RORO 3 encountered engine trouble while underway to Masbate, Cebu.

It was loaded with various rolling cargoes and 27 passengers. 

The Coast Guard Action Center (CGAC) received the information from 911 hotline where a passenger requested for assistance. 

The incident was immediately coordinated to Coast Guard District Central Visayas Operation Center while the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cebu and Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Hagnaya were alerted to provide assistance.  

PCG: 78 passengers were left stranded at sea last Saturday after their motor boat incurred mechanical failure at the vicinity of Dinagat Islands. 

Motor banca La Purisima-2 encountered engine trouble when its cooling system and electrical wiring broke down while it was sailing approximately 800 meters off the shoreline of Dinagat Islands. 

The Dinagat Rescue team immediately deployed its Sea Ambulance to assist the passengers and transfer them to M/bca Anivel 3. 

PCG: A motor boat transporting 11 passengers from Batangas to Oriental Mindoro capsized due to rough weather and sea condition last Saturday, July 30.

None of the passengers were injured at the said incident due to the swift response of the Philippine Coast Guard. 

M/Bca Freedom was reportedly approaching Sabang Pier in Puerto Galera when it was suddenly battered by heavy rain and big waves. The boat eventually capsized after rolling and pitching.

Boat owner Isidro Mercado immediately requested assistance from the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Puerto Galera. 

The capsized vessel was towed by M/Bca Genesis to Escarceo, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro for repairs while all passengers were accounted for and are in good physical condition.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in General Santos City have prevented the entry of smuggled goods from Indonesia during a seaborne patrol operations it conducted off the waters of Glan, Sarangani Province.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Gensan apprehended the three Filipino and three Indonesian crew of fishing boat Hasrat after a tip was received last Saturday that it was transporting smuggled goods from Indonesia.

The PCG sighted Hasrat being towed by local fishing boat Rodrice off Sumbang Point. The boat apparently encountered engine trouble while enroute to General Santos.

Shipboard inspection revealed that two sacks containing 92 rims of Indonesian cigarettes were hidden at the forecastle of Hasrat without Customs Permit. The Garam cigarettes has an estimated market value of P73,600.

PCG: Two teenage girls are still missing in Davao City after they were swept by big waves to the deeper part of the ocean. 

The victims were identified as Aileen Dayrit, 14, and Annie Dayrit, 11, both residents of South San Juan, R. Castillo, Agdao, Davao City. 

Their aunt reported to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Davao that Aileen and Annie went swimming at the vicinity waters of St. John Bucana in Barangay 76-A last July 30 but went missing afterwards.

The PCG immediately searched for the girls but yielded negative results due to unfavorable sea condition. It advised the personnel of CGSS Kaputian, CGSS Talicud and CGSS Daliao to continue monitoring for the victims and coordinate with the local fisher folks and LGUs in their respective areas of responsibility.

PCG: A 12-year old boy was found lifeless yesterday, August 30, by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dagupan one kilometer off Pantal River, Barangay Guebang, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

Isko Valdez was reportedly swimming with two of his friends last Friday but went missing since.

Upon receipt of information from Jose Quimson, a former tanod of the said barangay, the personnel of CGSS Dagupan immediately conducted a search and rescue operation for Isko but yielded negative results.

PCG: A trapped fisherman in Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur was successfully rescued by the elements of the Philippine Coast Guard last Saturday, August 22.

Melanio Pimentel was reportedly catching small shrimps at the Buaya River but failed to get across due to strong current and torrential rain showers.

The incident was reported by Engr. Ligaya Jose of  the Marine Environmental Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Candon who immediately deployed its men to rescue Pimentel.

PCG: A Korean national was declared dead on arrival by the Metropolitan Doctors Medical Clinic in Boracay, Aklan after suffering from pulmonary edema while diving with his fiancé last Tuesday, August 25.

According to diving instructor Ivan Tabuna, the victim, Ho Dong Eom, 31, experienced difficulty in breathing a few minutes after they have re-surfaced from diving.

The Deployable Response Team of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay found the victim in an unstable condition onboard the floating platform of Marine Walk Helmet Diving and brought him to the nearest shoreline.

PCG:  The members of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2017 visited Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Port Area Manila yesterday, August 27.

PCG: A 26-year old man who was suffering from depression jumped to his death in the vicinity waters of Sta Clara, Batangs last Tuesday, August 25.

The victim identified as Randy Manalo who refused to be rescued reportedly jumped into the sea and failed to resurface.

Initial investigation conducted by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Batangas City revealed that the victim was suffering from depression for almost three days prior to the incident.

PCG: In the face of adversity and distress, the officers and men of the Coast Guard District North Western Luzon (CGDNWLZN) have exhibited bravery and humanitarianism as thousands of typhoon-stricken citizens were successfully rescued and evacuated to a safer place last week during the onslaught of Typhoon Ineng.

PCG:  Over 3,000 residents of Barangay Payas, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte received relief goods from the Philippine Coast Guard and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMRC) last Tuesday, August 25.

The beneficiaries were among the victims of Typhoon Ineng which hit Northern Luzon last week.

The repacking of the relief goods was held at the PDRRMRC-Ilocos Norte.

PCG: A 50-year old Korean national was successfully rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard from imminent drowning in Station 3, Boracay Island last Sunday, August 23. 

The victim identified as Kim Jumz was reportedly swimming with her friends when she was suddenly dragged by a strong current which caused her to panic and scream for help. 

The Deployable Response Team of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay immediately conducted a rescue operation and saved Jumz from possible drowning.

PCG: A 19 year old man, who was reported missing since Friday, August 21, was successfully retrieved by the Coast Guard along the beach of Barangay Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City . 

Initial investigation revealed that Archene Dave Clerino, a resident of Poblacion Tubod, Surigao Del Norte, was under the influence of alcohol when he went swimming in Bago Aplaya Beach View. 

The incident was reported by Josefino Rellin of BDRRMC to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Daliao. 

PCG: A sea turtle locally known as “pawikan” was recovered by personnel of Coast Guard vessel AE 46 at Pier 13, Port Area today August 22.

The Philippines, through the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), is hosting a two-day meeting of officials from Coast Guards and maritime law enforcement agencies of the ten (10) ASEAN Member States on 19-20 August 2015 in Manila.

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard personnel from National Headquarters participated in the pre-annual physical fitness test (PFT) at Quirino Grandstand this morning conducted by the Special Service Office (SSO). The activity aims to monitor PCG personnel’s fitness level, health and over all well being in preparation to the regular PFT this coming November 2015.

PCG: PCG Commandant Admiral RODOLFO D ISORENA PCG led the joint convening ceremony of Coast Guard Officers’ Course Class 17-2015 & Class 18-2015 at Bagac, Bataan, this morning 19 August 2015.

PCG: COMMANDER TITO ALVIN G ANDAL assumed as the new Commander of Coast Guard Internal Audit (CGIA) in a simple turn-over ceremony held yesterday August 17, 2015 at the PCG Conference Hall with CAPTAIN TEOTIMO R BORJA JR as presiding officer. COMMANDER ROMEO S LIWANAG the outgoing CGIA will be assigned to the Receiving Station of the Headquarters Support Group.

PCG: A distressed domestic motor tanker was secured by the Philippine Coast Guard from possible rough seas just before a typhoon hits the country last Sunday, August 16.

M/T Lady Lilibeth encountered engine trouble while traversing the waters 10NM east of Batan Island in Batanes and requested assistance from a nearby vessel M/V Chatanooga.

The distress call was relayed by M/V Chatanooga to the personnel of Coast Guard District North Eastern Luzon (CGDNELZN), while the distressed vessel's charterer Philippine Seaboard Shipping Corporation, called up Coast Guard Station (CGS) Basco seeking for assistance.

PCG: The 4th Ballast Water Management (BWM) Training Course will be hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard on the in anticipation of the ratification of the BWM Convention 2004.

PCG: Search operations by the Philippine Coast Guard continue for a 76-year old fisherman who went missing last Thursday, August 06 in Carles, Iloilo.

Ciriaco Patricio reportedly went fishing one nautical mile off Brgy. Punta Carles but failed to return home in Brgy. Barosbos since. 

Upon receipt of information from the victim's daughter, Mary Joy, the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Estancia immediately coordinated with the village captain of Brgy. Barosbos for the conduct of search and rescue operations. 

PCG: A male passenger of a motor boat in Iloilo City jumped to his death last August 10 while availing a free ride from Ortiz Wharf to Jordan Motor Banca Terminal.

The victim, Raul Cordero, was reportedly assisted by an unidentified Barangay Kagawad to avail of a free ride onboard motor banca "Wilberg". 

While navigating 500 yards off Ortiz Wharf, Cordero allegedly jumped overboard for no apparent reason and failed to resurface.

PCG: Two men were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard from a sunken motor vessel in Linapacan, Palawan last Saturday, August 08, when rough seas and strong winds hit their boat.

Motor banca Jasper sunk 5.5. NM west off Nangalaw Island around 7:45 pm last Saturday while on its way to Brgy. San Miguel, Linapacan to deliver fish.

The Coast Guard in Linapacan, Palawa immediately conducted search and rescue operations onboard AB-035 and rescued the boat's two crew members.

PCG: PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena graced the oath taking ceremony of the seventy-nine (79) new Candidate Coast Guard Officers (CCGO) held at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard Shaded Area in Manila this morning, 11 August 2015.

PCG: Five fishermen, three of whom were minors, were rescued last Friday by the Coast Guards in Sorsogon from a distressed motor boat two nautical miles from the shoreline of Bulan. 

F/BCa Ralmacben reportedly encountered engine trouble while enroute to Bulan, Sorsogon to pick up fish containers. 

The incident was reported by Roberto Cantre, marine diesel mechanic of motor boat Sunriser II, to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Bulan, informing that F/Bca Ralmacben is in distress and requesting for assistance. 

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Davao rescued seven passengers of a fishing banca after it was accidentally hit by another boat in Sta Ana Pier, Davao City last Friday, August 07.

According to reports, F/bca Aming was at its anchorage position in Pier 1 when it was drifted by big waves and strong winds prevailing in the area and accidentally hit F/bca Kamsar with seven passengers onboard. The accident damaged F/bca Aming’s hull causing it to submerge.

The Coast Guard immediately responded and rescued all passengers of F/bca Kamsar who are residents of Isla Verde, Davao City and immediately turned-over them to Rescue 911 for medical attention. F/bca Kamsar, owned by Mr Mario Adji of Isla Verde, sustain no damage in the incident

PCG: Two boys remain missing while three others were rescued after an untoward incident caused them to drown while swimming off the waters of Barangay Poblacion, Anini-Y, Antique last Friday, August 07.

Elmer John Niagar (12 years old), John Cyrus Magbanua (14 years old), and Moises Sasi (12 years old) were rescued by the local residents while Rickson Inson (12 years old) and Riel Kurt Inson (14 years old) remains missing. 

According to Lighthouse Keeper 1 Maruja Raba, the children went swimming along the shoreline of said barangay around 1:00 pm but were pulled by strong current towards the deeper portion of the sea.


PCG: Rear Admiral Cecil R Chen PCG, Commander of Coast Guard Fleet spearheaded the opening ceremony of Sportsfest 2015 on August 06 at Coast Guard Ready Force (CGRF) headquarters, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila in celebration of the 8th founding anniversary of CGRF.

Five teams composed of personnel from CGRF, Small Craft Group, Surface Training Group-Fleet Readiness and Evaluation Group, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (BFAR-MCS) and PCG vessels gathered to participate in the kick off parade of said event

The opening ceremony was also attended by CGRF’s Commander, Captain Artemio M Abu PCG, representatives from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Commanding officers of PCG and BFAR-MCS vessels.

CGRF will be celebrating their upcoming anniversary on 04 September.


PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) National Director, VADM VALENTIN B PRIETO PCGA took oath before PCG Commandant, ADM RODOLFO D ISORENA PCG as he was promoted to the next higher rank as Vice Admiral at PCG headquarters in Manila today.


PCG: Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) honors Police Director Edgardo Casiguran Ingking, Director for Integrated Police Operations, Western Mindanao at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Port Area, Manila on August 03. P/Dir Ingking formerly served as Commander of Coast Guard Station Ormoc and Assistant Commander of Coast Guard Station Cebu during his stint in the Philippine Coast Guard. He is a member of PMA Class "Sandigan" of 1982.

PCG: An eight-year old boy was found lifeless along the shoreline of Brgy. Macanaya, Aparri, Cagayan last Thursday, July 30 by the joint search and rescue team of the Philippine Coast Guard and PNP-Maritime Group. 

The cadaver of Joshua Dela Cruz was retrieved by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Aparri, Special Operations Unit (SOU) and PNP Maritime Group-Aparri around 6:00 pm of the same day that he was reported missing by his mother. 

Initial investigation revealed that Joshua was swimming at the riverside of Brgy. Macanaya using an improvised floating device when his mother noticed that he was already drowning. 

ADMIRAL RODOLFO D ISORENA, Philippine Coast Guard Commandant graced the joint graduation ceremony of CGK9 Search and Rescue Dog and Handler Specialization Course, Narcotics Detection and Handler Specialization Course and Explosive Detection Dog and Handler Specialization Course respectively at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard yesterday, 31 July. 

PCG: An unidentified cadaver was retrieved by the elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Talicud at the vicinity waters of Sitio Mansud, Brgy Dadatan, Talicud Island last Tuesday, July 28.

A certain Danny Rabaja informed CGSS Talicud that he noticed the cadaver while conducting fishing venture at said vicinity. Immediately, the Coast Guard conducted retrieval operation onboard aluminum boat. 

They spotted the lifeless and bloated body with unrecognizable face, wearing a gray/brown slacks, polo shirt with a red baseball cap locked on the waistline. The body is about 5’2 in height, stout in build, about 45 years old and without any identification.

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Sta. Ana, Cagayan continues searching for a 43-year old fisherman who was reported missing by a concerned resident of Barangay Tangatan.

According to Maximo Cuabo, Jomar Anama went fishing last Wednesday, July 29 onboard motor banca Queen Diana described to be painted green and powered by an 18HP Brigs Stratton Engine.

Anama reportedly sailed to Didicas Island in Camiguin, Calayan for a fishing venture but has failed to return since. 

PCG: Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena presided the turn-over ceremony of the Coast Guard Legal and Procurement Service aboard Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard this morning, August 29, 2014.

LT TERESA GUIA R MONJE PCG was designated as the new Commander of Coast Guard Legal Service while, LT SENCIO A CO JR PCG was designated as new Commander of Coast Guard Procurement Service. 

PCG: Coast Guard Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG graced the graduation ceremony of Coast Guardsman's Course Class 31 "Maalab" yesterday, 26 August at the Coast Guard Base Taguig in Taguig City.

He extended his congratulations to the 89 male Coast Guardsmen for hurdling the six-month of rigid training.

VADM ISORENA PCG reminded the graduates during his speech the importance of obedience, resourcefulness, loyalty, respect and camaraderie to fellow Coast Guardians in order to be efficient in rendering service to the organization and our fellowmen.

PCG: The body of Fernan M. Tolentino, 20 years old, was recovered by Coast Guard Sub Sub-Station (CGSS) Concepcion last Saturday, August 23 at the shoreline of Sitio Nipa Brgy. Bay-ang, Ajuy, Iloilo.

Tolentino was reported missing last Friday, August 22, when SMV Loader barge accidentally hit the fishing boat Prince Armiel causing all fishermen to fall overboard.

CGSS Concepcion received information from local folks of said barangay that there is a floating cadaver approximately 35 meters away from the shoreline. Immediately, the team coordinated with the Brgy Captain of Brgy. Bay-ang Ajuy to retrieve the said cadaver.

PCG: Nine passengers, including a pregnant woman, were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22. 

Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine trouble three hours later while enroute to Taytay, Palawan. 

The boat's crew immediately called Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Roxas for rescue assistance.

PCG: A fisherman was injured, another was missing while five others were rescued after a collision incident damaged their fishing boat in the early hours of Friday, August 22 in Negros Occidental.

The missing fisherman was identified as Fernan Tolentino, 20 years old, and a resident of Alacaygan, Banate, Iloilo. 

Investigation revealed that fishing banca "Prince Armiel" was accidentally hit by the bow of barge SMV Loader around 4:20AM.

PCG: A 19-year old fisherman, reported missing since August 21, was found dead by the security personnel of Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)-Lamao in Bataan at around 8:00AM today.

The victim, identified as Benjo Basas, reportedly went on a fishing venture with his 16-year old brother Benjie last August 21 at the vicinity waters of Limay, Bataan. While on their way home around 8:30PM of the same day, their fishing boat F/Bca Maleng was struck by lightning and both fishermen fell overboard.

Though injured, Benjie was able to swim back to shore. His brother went missing since.

PCG: A trapped pawikan in Palaui Island was released at sea by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) staff yesterday, August 20.

The pawikan was found by 60 year old fisherman Jaime Yosores in his baklad (fish trap) around 6:30 AM and immediately turned over the turtle to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) San Vicente.

The turtle was measured at 43 cm in length, 37 cm wide and weighed 4.1 kg.

More than a hundred ailing Filipinos in need of blood transfusion are about to benefit from the latest bloodletting project spearheaded by various organizations in the province of Cavite, particularly the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA).

A total of 108 bags of blood were successfully donated by officers of the 103rd, 125th and 129th Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadrons, personnel of Coast Guard Station Cavite, members of the Army Reserved Command, students of the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, and members of the Cavite Dental Association, Kiwanis Club International and officers from the Philippine National Police.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station Batangas (CGS Batangas) successfully evacuated an ailing British national passenger of MV Princess of the South with 6,851.73GT / 3,452.01NT, owned and operated by Philippine Span-Asia Carrier Corporation yesterday.


Reports disclosed that at around 03:55 PM of August 19, CGS Batangas received a call from the master of MV Princess of the South named Captain Arphy Sineneng requesting assistance for the emergency medical evacuation of one of its passengers. The passenger who was later identified as Mr. Bo Sandvist, 61 years old and a British national boarded the said ship at the North Harbor, Manila bound for Cebu City. However, while traversing the waters off Maricaban Island, Tingloy, Batangas, the patient was observed to be experiencing severe pain. The ship’s physician learned from the patient himself that he is suffering from prostate cancer. The master then decided to divert his vessel to Batangas anchorage area for the immediate medical evacuation of the said ailing passenger.

PCG: The cadaver of a 21-year old fisherman was recovered while his brother remains missing two days after they were both struck by lightning in Bolinao, Pangasinan last August 16.

According to Benedicto Mendoza, father of the victims Ramil and Rommel, they went on a fishing venture onboard a bamboo raft at the UP Marine Science Building in Barangay Luciente 1st, Sitio Picucubuan when they were struck by lightning and drowned.

The incident was reported by a certain Mr. Cris Diolaso to the Coast Guard Sub-Station Bolinao.

PCG: A total of two crew members and 12 passengers were rescued from a motorbanca which capsized approximately 4 nautical miles off Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon around 4 PM last August 16.

A certain Mr. Joseph Hutalia, a resident of Lucena City, appeared to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Mauban and reported an hired unregistered motorbanca capsized.

Personnel of said sub-station immediately proceeded to the area to conduct initial investigation.

PCG: A total of 22 pieces of lumber amounting to P42,448 were confiscated by the joint team of the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Liminangcong, Naval Intelligence Security Group (NISG) and Bantay Dagat Palawan last Thursday, August 14.

The logs were found hidden underwater a few hours after the team conducted a seaborne patrol in the mangrove area of Malampaya Sound Landscape and Seascape (MSLS) in  Barangay Liminangcong.

Subsequently, the team heard a chainsaw rattling from a nearby mountain and immediately located the sound to stop the illegal logging activity.

PCG: Three fishermen were rescued by the elements of the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Roxas after their boat was accidentally hit by a whale and submerged last Tuesday, August 12.

A concerned citizen reported to CGSS Roxas that a fishing banca was already half-submerged at said vicinity.

Immediately CGSS Roxas proceeded to the area to conduct search and rescue operation and rescued the three fishermen who were onboard said fishing banca.

PCG: The PCG will be hosting a one hour radio program every Wednesday from 10AM to 11AM at DZRB-732 Radyo ng Bayan (PTV-4) starting on August 20, 2014.

The Philippine Coast Guard renders arrival honors to the newly promoted Commodore Pablo T Gonzales at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force in Pier 13 today, August 14, 2014.

COMMO PABLO T GONZALES PCG is a member of PMA Class “Maharlika” of 1984 and presently the District Commander of Coast Guard District Northwestern Luzon (CGDNWLZN) in Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union.


The Philippine Coast Guard renders arrival honors to the newly promoted Commodore Pablo T Gonzales at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force in Pier 13 today, August 14, 2014.

COMMO PABLO T GONZALES PCG is a member of PMA Class “Maharlika” of 1984 and presently the District Commander of Coast Guard District Northwestern Luzon (CGDNWLZN) in Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union.


PCG: Seven Chinese crew members were put into safety after their fishing vessel caught fire and sunk at 18 NM Southeast off Mouligi Island, Mapun in Tawi-Tawi yesterday, 13 August.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Mapun disclosed that a certain Jonathan Tiblan, an employee of Municipal Hospital in Mapun, reported that he received a radio call from Capt. Cipriano Enoy, skipper of F/B King & Queen that a Chinese fishing vessel was on fire and eventually sunk at said island.

F/B King & Queen was plying the said vicinity and successfully rescued all seven Chinese crew, who were all in good physical condition.


PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena welcomes the delegates of the Thai Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Center led by Rear Admiral Somnuk Preampramot of the Royal Thai Navy during their goodwill visit at the Headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard yesterday, August 12, 2014.

PCG: Three would-be victims of human trafficking were intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard onboard a motor launch in Taganak Anchorage Area, Zamboanga City last Saturday, August 9. 

Reports revealed that the elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Taganak were alerted by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Mapun about three female passengers of M/L Fadzrimar-J who were believed to be victims of human trafficking.

M/L Fadzrimar is a 48.59 gross ton wooden-hulled passenger/cargo vessel, owned and operated by a certain Mr. Margani A. Jailani.

Being a Coast Guardman we are all bound to safeguard the country’s coastal waters, protect the marine environment and save life and property at sea. But performing such sworn noble profession might put every Coast Guardman’s health at risk. Likewise, we cannot avoid our family members, especially those exposed to stress or problems, from any illnesses or diseases.

So to have a peace of mind, make sure that you and your family are protected, health-wise and financially, by having a health insurance membership. 

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PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Bolinao, Pangasinan continues searching for a fishermen who was reported missing yesterday by his boat owner.

Diana Catalina reported to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Bolinao that Lando Tobias, 46, went fishing onboard her motorboat M/Bca Jorge 6 last August 3 and was expected to return two to three days later.

The boat was described to have a body marking "6", colored orange, blue and green, with two gross tonnage and powered by a 6.5HP engine.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo are still on the look-out for two missing fishermen at the vicinity waters of Round Island, Cuyo, Palawan.

The fishermen were identified as Kenny Pritos, 35 years old and Aldrin Jordan, 22 years old, both residents of Barangay Cabigsing, Cuyo, Palawan.

Initial investigation revealed that a certain Mr Rolando Moreno, a resident of said barangay, reported that said fishermen set out to sea and went on fishing venture since July 24 onboard motor banca painted white and blue hull at Round Island but both have failed to return as expected.

PCG: Three seafarers were put into safety after their motor tug boat sunk in Batangas on 02 August at around 4 PM.

Investigation revealed that M/T Gothong 3 and M/T Gothong 5 both came from Phoenix Oil Depot in Calaca, Batangas when the incident occurred.

The ships were reportedly both on their way to Maricaban, Batangas to take shelter when big waves caused the M/T Gothong 3 to sink at vicinity waters of Barrio Bagalangit in Anilao, Batangas.