Tour Of Duty

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Education, has been often defined, “is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual”. Education also is a process of educating or teaching and its only purpose is to teach a student how to live his life – by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality.

Integral in achieving the Command’s goal is the development of a Coast Guard wide management culture for all the Officers and personnel. And as the Philippines Coast Guard diligently performs its mandated tasks of ensuring safety, security and protecting the marine environment, it also has to maintain its competitiveness with other agencies as well as other institutions. Further, with the realization of the need for improving the student’s capabilities as well as the quality of instructors, a comprehensive analysis and hands-on alignment of educational practices across all levels and leadership of its personnel was developed.

Improving the PCG’s efficiency through education, training, structures, and system development is the key towards national and global competitiveness. This approach enables the organization to efficiently achieve its set of objectives.

Local Training. On the current courses, students are required meet the mandated proficiency mark set by the Coast Guard Education and Training Doctrine and Development Research Center (DDRC). It also contains the instructional practice being used and how those practices affect a student’s performance.

Realizing that this command needs some improvement particularly on special and technological aspect, as well as the educational trends in order to be globally competitive, there is a need to identify the best practices in instruction.

The PCG recently held a simultaneous convening for the various courses being conducted by the Command. Theses include, inter alia, The Coast Guard Officers Course Class(CGPC) 10 – 09, Candidate Coast Guardsman Course Class(CGMC) 18-09 abroad Coast Guard Training Facility, Lower Bicutan, Taguig City, the Basic Underwater Special Operation Course (BUSOC), K9 Handlers Course at Coast Guard Base Farola ,Maritime Security (MARSEC) at Coast Guard District Northern Luzon, Maritime Safety Administration (MARSAD) at CG District Western Visayas, Coast Guard Staff Course(CGSC) at CGETC, CG Base Farola, General Operation Technician Course(GOTC) at CGWCEISS, Mandaluyong City , Aids to Navigation Course(ATON) at HMSSC, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

Currently, there are also tow(2) officers taking – up Master in Ship Management at PMMA Graduate School, two (2) officers taking up Public  Safety Officers Senior Executive Course at NPC, Fort Bonifacio, and tow (2) Enlisted Personnel taking up Public Safety Investigation  and Detection Course at General Headquarters (GHQ).

As future leaders, PCG officers as well as senior enlisted personnel need to have the full capabilities particularly with planning and decision-making Leadership capabilities as well as management skills need to be given emphasis as preparation for bigger responsibility.

FOREIGN TRAINING. With the goal of being the best among others and being globally competitive, it is essential that the specialized skills and trainings attained by individuals are shared and applied to the organization.

In today’s complex environment and much competition from various counterparts abroad, PCH personnel must possess efficiency in the different aspects of learning in order to be equally competitive with other students. Fluency in the international language is beneficial and can be considered an advantage particularly in better comprehension and communication.

The Office CG-12 for Education and Training is tasked to recommend and select able and efficient candidates and PCG’s proponents to the various training abroad through the Education and Training Board (ETB) that assesses requirements, eligibility and determines the personnel’s training needs.

The personnel’s capability to adjust to a foreign culture, as well as, foreign language capability reaches beyond the roles of linguistics, intelligence, analysts. Theses delivery strategies as well as the inherent professionalism, conduct, leadership skills, effective performance and competencies are key contributors in achieving quality output and identifying the future developments.

By providing continuous personnel improvement through the various PCG leadership development programs, the Command is able to enhance the professional management quality of its personnel.


When the Philippine Coast Guard separated from the Philippine Navy in 1998, its initial Corps of Officers is composed of men and women with multifarious backgrounds and areas of expertise. In order to cope with the personnel and material growth of the organization, the PCG started its own Officer procurement and Enlisted Personnel recruitment in 2000. The Coast Guard Education and Training Command served the purpose of providing the basic training and education needs of the new Officers and Enlisted Personnel. They were also cross-trained with other maritime training institutions to further enhance their knowledge and skills, thus allowing them to cope with the ever-developing standardization requirements of the maritime industry.

Yet, the continous growth of local and international shipping – the PCG’s main clientele demands that the organization further grow and expand in terms of men and materiel. Thus,.in its amended 15-Year Development Program, the PCG intends to reach a troop ceiling of 25,000 Officers and Enlisted Personnel by year 2020.

Giving emphasis to the critical role of Officers in steering the helm of leadership of the organization as envisioned by SECRETARY LEANDRO R MENDOZA, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications recently gave the impetus for the creation of a Philippine Coast Guard Academy and for such to be established within 5 years after its conception. The Philippine Coast Guard Academy is envisioned to become the source of Coast Guard Officers who will then help steer the organization to the next generation and beyond.

Having been granted the imprimatur, ADMIRAL WILFREDO D TAMAYO PCG Commandant, PCG sought the assistance of RADM FIDEL E DINOSO, President of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy which is the country’s premier maritime training institution. With the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between PCG and PMMA, the latter agreed to accommodate 70 PCG Cadets annually for the next 2 years to join their Baccalaureate programs in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering. This arrangement was reached considering necessary infrastructure, facility, faculty and support systems for the envisioned PCG Academy are being set up and organized. With this arrangement, the PCG shall pay the PMMA the full scholarship fee for each PCG Cadet trained by the PMMA.

Meanwhile, PCG Cadets who will be joining the PMMA Cadetship program shall benefit from the IMO-standard training facilities of the PMMA. The PCG is thus, assured of professional competence upon their completion of their courses and upon their eventual entry into the PCG service.


“Upkeep of training facilities and technical structures indicate the level of discipline and competence of the organization.:”

For many years, the Philippine Coast Guard manage to do without the benefits of a modern facility and infrastructure. It had content itself with  the remnants of its past affiliation and few improvements to sustain its operations and functions. The rising stature and role of the PCG in the vastly archipelagic nation reawakened anew the desire of the current PCG leadership to take drastic steps towards modernization. The maritime tragedies besieging the country, as well as the need for an able workforce to confront the task triggered the necessity to at least upgrade the training facilities ad infrastructures to cope with the perennial problem. It was thus the fervent wish of the men and woman of the Philippine Coast Guard that a visionary leader from this fold would emerge to bring about this change of radically lead the organization into another level.

With the ascendancy of ADM TAMAYOP CG at the helm, a visionary leader that he is, radical change in the organization became inevitable. During his first months in office, large-scale construction of infrastructure and renovation of the training facility topped the list. As shown for the table, he recognized the necessity of a well equipped facility and infrastructure as means to deliver not just the services but a necessary support for Coast Guard operation and functions. Upkeep of training facilities and technical structures indicate the level of discipline and competence of the organization. Despite the economic crisis that struck the world by surprise and our nation in particular, the Philippines coast guard with its meager budget tried its beat to minimize the impact of the crisis by employing frugality in its spending without jeopardizing the infrastructure project already propose and initiated. Unnecessary procurements were reduced and diminished to lighten up government  spending, yet to the resilient leadership of the commandant, the organization still managed to deliver exemplary services to the public and maritime sector.

The commandant never allowed the economic crisis as reason to disable its operation and hamper the smooth flow of its basic services  for the maritime clientele. While the vision to upgrade the facilities of the command appeared to be a logistic nightmare in the face of prevailing economic condition, the PCG still manage to pull through it all and undertake several repairs starting off the training facility particularly those which required urgent rehabilitation to accommodate more trainees and make it more convenient and conducive for training. The procurement system stretch all available means to ensure that all this infrastructural project undertaken by the command would materialize.

Just recently on 17 April 2009, the Government of Japan officially turned over to the Philippine Government “The Japan Grant Aid Project for Enhancement of Communications System for Maritime Safety and Security.” The occasion was made by the Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines, His Excellency Makoto Katsurato the Secretary of Department of Transportation and Communications, Honorable Leandro R Mendoza, representing the Philippines.


     Pursuant to Republic 5173, it is the mandate of PCG to enforce regulations pertaining to maritime communications which are not delegated to some other government agencies. The PCG endeavors to improve its capability to perform its role in the maritime industry. To perform the mandate, the PCG formerly relies its communications system to the old equipment provided by the Philippine Navy. After the PCG’s separation from the Navy, the communications system was among the affected areas as the agency has to rely on existing equipment and whatever else was on hand. The access to the AFP established long lines of communications and PCG had to find ways to improve its own internal communications system. As required by law, the PCG should have a maritime communications infrastructure that would cater the requirements pertaining to SOLAS regulations, particularly the capability to distress monitoring and rendering of SAR operations in time of sea accidents or disasters.


Wildredo Tamayo in full is Wildredo D. Tamayo. He was born April 22. 1955, Also known as Admiral Wildredo Tamayo, is the former Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard. He is currently the Senior Executive Vice President For Maritime Affairs University Of Perpetual Help System at UPIIS DALTA ,College of Maritime Education (Las Piñas Campus), UPHS JONFITA College of Maritime Education (Biñan Camps) and UUPHSI Maritime Training Center, Inc. (Cabuyao, Iaguna).

Admiral Wildredo Tamayo is married to Miss Anna Marie Puillas, a practicing dentist, and they are blessed with three (3) children namely John Santeo, Jan Marlina, and Joshmailliam. He is the son of the late LT Teolilo Loyola Tamayo PN(Ret)and the former Marina Gonzales Doria.

Admiral Wildredo Tamayo former PCG Commandant studied at Esteban Abada Elementary School, Quezon City on April 1967 and Graduadted from San Francisco High School, also in Quezon City on April 1971. He studied at the Philippine Military Academy (Baguio City - from 1973-1974).




Admiral Wildredo Tamayo former PCG Commandant

Admiral Wildredo Tamayo former PCG Commandant studied at Esteban Abada Elementary School, Quezon City on April 1967 and Graduadted from San Francisco High School, also in Quezon City on April 1971. He studied at the Philippine Military Academy (Baguio City - from 1973-1974) After that, he took up Bachelor Of Science In Civil Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Academy, USA and graduated on May 1979. He also graduated with Masteral Degree in Business Administration at The University Of St La Salle.



Wilfredo Tamayo studied at Esteban Abada Elementary School, Quezon City on April 1967 and Graduadted from San Francisco High School, also in Quezon City on April 1971. He studied at the Philippine Military Academy (Baguio City - from 1973-1974) After that, he took up Bachelor Of Science In Civil Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Academy, USA and graduated on May 1979. 


Organizations and Affiliations
  • Senior Executive Vice President For Maritime Affairs University Of Perpetual Help System at UPIIS DALTA ,College of Maritime Education (Las Piñas Campus), UPHS JONFITA College of Maritime Education (Biñan Camps) and UUPHSI Maritime Training Center, Inc. (Cabuyao, Iaguna).
  • Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard
  • Commander of Task Force Sea Marshal






Tour of Duty: To promote safety of life and property at sea, safeguard the marine environment and resources, enforce all applicable laws within the Philippine waters, assist in maritime security operations, conduct search and rescue, and perform other activities in support of national development.

Mission Analysis

Tour of Duty: The major areas of government concerns under President Aquino’s administration are Transformational Leadership, Economy, Government Service, Gender Equality, Peace and Order, and Environment. Through transparent and accountable leadership, the PCG will continue to make itself more relevant as a multi-mission ma service-oriented organization. A sound economy will entail an efficient, safe, secure, environmentally-responsible and seamless maritime transportation system.

Hence, as a 24/7 seagoing agency, it is the inherent duty of the PCG to promote safety of life and property at sea. The unpredictable surge of weather caused by global climate change indicated the need for the PCG to further develop its capability as the premier maritime search and res. cue agency and at the same time, as a disaster response agency in support of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the LGUs.

The Philippines being blessed with pristine beaches and awesome wonders of nature has become one of the prime tourist destinations in Asia. With the potential of the tourist industry to further enhance the economy of the country, there is a need to upgrade and maintain the security and integrity of our country and its marine environment. Thus, the PCG must be sufficiently manned, well-equipped and prepared to address both the traditional and emerging challenges.

As champions of the environment, the PCG continues to safeguard the country's rich marine resources from threats due to maritime accidents and other irresponsible uses of seas and other navigable waterways. Through effective law enforcement and enhanced security coverage along the country's ports, harbors, and maritime destinations, the PCG will make sure that terrorism, piracy and other forms of illegal activities have no place in our waterways and shores.

Through effective and sustained coordination and interoperability with the other armed services and agencies of the government, our country will be assured that unlawful groups are provided neither haven nor refuge. This will be realized through PCG's increasing capacity for Presence, Preparedness, Partnership, Professionalism, and Passion to serve.

In the light of these contemporaneous developments, the PCG is in process of upgrading, acquiring, and maintaining its modest capability through the organizational development, material acquisition, technology upgrade bases and facility development or enhancement, human resource development, and doctrines formulation.

Tour of Duty: Some PCG international partnerships include Human Resource Development (HRD) program of the Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) in cooperation with other cognizant agencies, and partner nations such as Japan, Sweden, United States of America, Australia, Malta, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Korea and other countries in terms of individual schooling or training, cross-training programs, conduct of combined training exercises and areas of cooperation in SAR, marine environmental protection, information exchange and technical assistance, among others.

Tour of Duty: The PCG continues to develop and exercise a systematic anticipation or forehandedness in pursuit of its man- dates. This implies more vigilance and an absolute "NO to complacency. It means taking more time and effort to foresee possible problems/challenges and the corresponding operational needs that may arise. It entails the formulation of both administrative and operational plans much ahead of time to efficiently and effectively prepare manpower, equipment and facility to address maritime incident prevention and response requirements. It means our inherent willingness and attentiveness to anticipate or continuously monitor significant developments in the operating environment and even to hear or learn of unpleasant news or reports particularly on maritime incidents at the soonest possible time so that timely, sustained and appropriate action is undertaken to be able to save lives and property at sea and to protect or secure the maritime environment.

Preparedness requires organizational, manpower and equipment readiness, operating environment awareness and strategic deployment of surface, air and ground assets and deployable response group of well-equipped and high- trained personnel to be able to shorten response time to maritime incidents or to deter maritime law infractions.


The PCG continues to develop well-established linkages with both the government and private sector. This means strengthening mutual working relationships with partner nations and agencies in order to achieve common goals. It means identifying and working hand in hand with persons as well as institutions and other stakeholders that can help us carry out our mandates and institutional plans. This also means being aware of our strengths and weaknesses, sharing our strengths with others, and seeking the support of others to help us work on each other's weaknesses. Most of all, this means continuing to learn about and implementing best practices that can be adapted into the Philippine setting and the PCG system. Linkages among our detachments, stations, districts, support commands and with partner nations, services and agencies must therefore continue to be strengthened.


The PCG ensures that quality public service shall be delivered at all times. This means consciously taking steps to improve public satisfaction in the Coast Guard service. It means continuously honing our skills and craft from the Headquarters down to the lowest command levels or field units so that we may be able to carry out or perform our mandates more efficiently and effectively. It means optimum and proper use of available resources and more efficient conduct of operations through experiences, lessons learned, competence, confidence-building measures, dedication to duty and good work ethics.

Passion to Serve

It is the Philippine Coast Guard's duty to serve the society and attend to the needs of the maritime stakeholders round-the-clock. The PCG aims to implement zero maritime casualties by being more proactive and by increasing maritime safety awareness to further promote safety of life and property at sea. The future may be made up of many factors but the Coast Guard service truly lies in the hearts and minds of competent, courageous and hardworking men and women of the Philippine Coast Guard who are truly dedicated to serve our beloved country and to bravely risk their own lives so that others may live.

Tour of Duty: PCG continues to establish partnership and collaboration with other government agencies local government units, non- government organizations, maritime industry associations, private sectors to achieve common interests and objectives.