|Disaster Response Package Course for 46 PNP-MARIG Personnel Culminates|
|Thursday, 09 September 2010 19:56|
The first ever Disaster Response Package Course conducted by the Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL) and its Special Operations Unit (SOU) for the forty-six (46) personnel of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP-MARIG) culminated yesterday with PCG Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D Tamayo as the keynote speaker.
In his speech, Admiral Tamayo said the interoperability training manifests the PCG’s willingness to share experiences and expertise with other partner services particularly the PNP Maritime Group which also aims to further improve their capabilities in the field of disaster response operations. He added that the said training symbolizes the strong ties and good working relationship between the two organizations
On the other hand, P/Supt Eugenio B Malic was grateful to the PCG for accommodating their request and training their men into more confident, capable, responsive and responsible lifesavers.Share
The training commenced on August 23, 2010 after PNP Maritime Group Chief C/Supt Francisco Don Montenegro requested Admiral Tamayo for the availability of PCG trainors and facility for the training of police personnel on search, rescue, relief and retrieval operations amid the clamor for a more responsive and effective police force in the performance of all police functions over Philippine territorial waterways.
Admiral Tamayo encouraged the PNP-MARIG personnel to become PCG’s working partners in future response operations to effectively assist victims of maritime incidents and calamities and to commit to the many purposes of the training.
He commended the training team of the CGD NCR-CL particularly the SOU NCR-CL under Lieutenant Joselito A Maluyo who handled the lifeguard training course and the search and rescue and rubber boat operations module. Admiral Tamayo likewise commended Commodore Luis M Tuason Jr , Commander of CGD NCR-CL and C/Supt Francisco Don Montenegro, Chief of PNP-MARIG for this training initiative and their personal commitment to uplift the capability of respective personnel.