Tour Of Duty

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Bureau of Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales (second from the left) and Philippine Coast Guard commandant Vice Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo (left) inspect Israeli-made Galli assault-rifles seized from a Panama-registered cargo ship after it docked at the Mariveles Port in Bataan of Thursday Afternoon.

A member of the Philippine Coast Guard’s medical assistance response team helps a colleague to cross a flooded national highway in Botolan, Zambales, with very strong currents by holding on to a rope placed across the road so rescuers could access those who need to be evacuated. Two hundred families are in elementary schools in Porac and Bucao villages in Botolan while 1,548 families were in the gym at the Botolan town proper. Evacuation is ongoing at press time. Soldiers are also helping in the rescue efforts.

Ipinakita ng mga tauhan ng Philippine Coast Guard sa pangunguna ni PCG Vice Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo ang kanilang mga kagamitan sa paghahanda sa nalalapit na tag-ulan sa kanilang headquarters sa Port Area, Maynila.

THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD (PCG) has sent “one billio thanks” to President Aquino for setting aside close to P3 Billion as the 2011 budget of what the PCG commandant acknowledged as “one of the world’s most over-challenged coast guards”

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, PCG Chief, said the P1 Billion increase in the agency’s budget (from P2 Billion this year) was a “big boost” to the Coast Guard.

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo (right) hands over a copy of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) of the joint campaign and operations of the PCG and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against illegal drug trafficking aboard ships and in seaports or terminals Dionisio R. Santiago (left), PDEA Director General, in MoA signing rites held at the PDEA national headquarters in Quezon City.

PMAAA Achievement AWARD. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo (center) receives an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ as PCG commandant from CAV Bonifacio Lomotan Jr. (right), chairman of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association (PMAAA), Inc. during the PMAAA general membership meeting at Camp Aguinaldo last Jan. 24. Looking on is CAV Samuel Pagdilao Jr., PMAAA president.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is a unique agency because of it multi-mission character as a humanitarian armed service under the Department of Transporation and Communications (DOTC) Said character is more relevant with the current advancement in maritime transportation, the increasing demand for the sea transport and marince resources and the rising maritime security threats. It is therefore necessary that the PCG, being a 24/7 service-oriented organization must effectively understand anything associated with the country’s maritime domain that could impact the security, safety and environment-Awareness.

It was unchristian for President Aquino to announce on Christmas eve a Cabinet revamp in January. Thirty Cabinet rank officials will be sleepless and uneasy for the next few weeks.

Reprtedly on the chopping block are DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo , DILG Usec Rico E. Puno, Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez and Presidential Legal Counsel Eduardo de Mesa, Cong.Irineo "Ayong" Maliksi (LP, Cavite 3rd Dist.) is the probable DILG Secretary. DFA Sec. Alberto Romuio has expressed a wish to chairman of the Commission on Audit(COA), Former Ambasador del Rosario  is in line to be the next DFA Secretary. CHRISTMAS WISHES. We hace two Christmas wishes for President Noynoy Aquino 1st that he finally finds this lady love and lifetime companion. 2nd that the Balay faction of Mar Roxas and the Samar faction now end thier infighting and quarrels and concentrate on helping the President achieve hos promised reforms.

Capacity Building Measures

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has embarked on a modest acquisition, equipment maintenance and infrastracture development program to be able to meet its mission requirements. The Coast Guard will continue to use lessone learned from previous operations, address the present challenges, and adapt to the changing needs in the maritime environment to be able to sustaine its longstanding service to our maritime nation.

Operationg Environment Awareness

Coast Guard operating units must always be on top of the situation concerning maritime activities or incidents that occur or may arise within their respective areas of responsibilities. By having a total group of situations within respective AORs, Coast Guard operating units will be able to effectively prevent, prepare or response to maritime incidents.

Aggressive Training and Recruitment

The Coast guard has embarked on aggressive recruitment and education, training enhancement programs to better position itself as the principal provider of competent and professional personnel to a rapidly growing organization.

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1560 issued in July 27 2008, the last Friday of September every year is celebrated as National Maritime Day “for the purpose of focusing the public attention on seafarer’s welfare and maritime concerns.”

The celebration is also in support of the annual worldwide observance organized by the International Maritime Organization. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 556 that mandares the promotion of the maritime sector and the welfare of seafarers, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) leads this year’s celebration of Na-tional Maritime Week (September 21-27) with the theme “Partnership in Addressing Maritime Challenges toward National Development.”

Highlights of this year’s celebration include dressing of ships to formally start the open house for Coast Guard vessels docked in Manila Bay and nationwide simultaneous blowing of ship horns on September 25. Also to be staged on this day is a motorcade from the Luneta to the Mall of Asia and the “Saludo sa Marinong Pinoy” at the Luneta Seafarer’s Center.

Other activities to be jointly undertaken by the water cluster of the Department of Transporation and Communications, the PCG, the Maritime Industry Authority, and the Philippine Ports Authority, in partnership with shipping companies, seafarer’s organizations and maritime schools, include coastal clean-up, free medical and dental check-up, silent drill competition, free concert, and static display at Ocean Park in Luneta.

Over a hundred orphans aged 8 to 12 years from the Missionary of Charity, Childhood Asia Philippines, and Concordia Children Services will be treated by the Coast Guard to a day at Ocean Park. Capping this year’s celebration will be a PCG search and Rescue demonstration involving ships, aircraft, rescue swimmers, marine environmental protection personnel, and the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team in the waters off the Mall of Asia.

The recent series of tragedies involving maritime vessels, compounded by the realities of globalization, technological advancements, climate change, transnational crimes, oil and mineral explorations at sea, and competing needs over marine resources, have posed and intricate web of challenges to the aforementioned government agencies and instrumentalities which are at the forefront of promoting, developing, implementing the national maritime policy and capability.

We congratulate the collaborators and organizers of this year’s National Maritime Day and National Maritime Week celebrations, led by Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo and Personnel, and wish them success in all their endeavors.