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Sea trips resume in parts of Luzon, Visayas

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard gives the go signal after the exit of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

Photo by Mauricio Victa

10-centavo levy vs oil, petroleum tankers constitutional – SC

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Supreme Court reverses an earlier decision by a lower court, saying oil tankers pose a larger risk to the environment in the event of an oil spill

Philippine Coast Guard on alert for Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:55 PM

It also advises the public to check with shipping companies for possible cancellation of trips

Masbate seaport grenade blast destroys 2 patrol boats

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The Masbate explosion damages patrol boats of the Philippine Army and the Philippine Coast Guard

DAMAGED. A patrol boat of the Philippine Coast is damaged by the grenade explosion in the Masbate seaport. Photo courtesy by PNP Bicol

Ferry catches fire off Cebu port

Sep 02, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) All passengers and crew members of M/V Lite Ferry 28 are safely rescued

Photo from Cebu Port Authority

[OPINION] What is missing in Duterte’s war on drugs?

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:24 PM

The main elements of the methamphetamine pass through unguarded seas. The Philippine Coast Guard should be in action as much as the PNP and PDEA.

Philippine Coast Guard seizes smuggled rice in Basilan

Aug 26, 2018 - 3:45 PM

A total of 22,000 bags of smuggled rice are found onboard two vessels

Photo from Philippine Coast Guard's Facebook page

Coast Guard intercepts P3M worth dried seahorses in Zamboanga

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Dried seahorses, locally called kaba-kabayo, are sold in Asian medicinal stores

PRIZED CATCH. Officers of the team which intercepted the cartons of dried seahorses Photos courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

Hundreds stranded at seaports due to monsoon

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The passengers are at ports in Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Batangas, says the Philippine Coast Guard

US Marine missing in Sulu Sea

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:12 AM

(3RD UPDATE) 'The Marine was reported missing while the ship was conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea, August 9,' says the 13th Marine Expedition Unit

SEARCH OPERATIONS. US Navy, US Marine, and Philippine ships and aircraft are scouring the Sulu Sea for the missing US Marine. File photo from the US Pacific Fleet

LOOK: PH Coast Guard's French-made patrol boat arrives in Subic

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The FPB 72 MKII is a 24-meter fast patrol boat with a maximum speed of 28 nautical miles per hour

FPB 72 MKII. The first of 4 new patrol boats for the Philippine Coast Guard arrives on August 8, 2018. Photo by Philippine Coast Guard.

7 dead, 8 missing after boat sinks off Tawi-Tawi

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:03 PM

One survivor tells their story to the Coast Guard

RESCUED. Picture courtesy of PCG

IN PHOTOS: 6 Chinese ships guarding Panatag Shoal

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Only one Philippine fishing vessel is spotted miles away from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal)

FLYING OVER. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Fake receipts saga at Coast Guard: CA reinstates intel officer Dalangin

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Court of Appeals clears Commander Dalangin in an anomaly that involves fake liquidation receipts, an issue that is the subject of an ongoing fraud audit on PCG

REINSTATED. Court of Appeals reinstates Philippine Coast Guard Commander Allen Dalangin, reversing the dismissal order against him by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2017.

Unsolved PH Coast Guard cash mess continues with promoted officer – COA

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:26 PM

P800,000 worth of cash advances given to Rear Admiral Leopoldo Laroya are disowned by the suppliers

CASH ADVANCES MESS. Rear Admiral Leopoldo Laroya's "irregular" cash advances add up to the pile of questioned expenses of the Philippine Coast Guard. Photo of Laroya courtesy of PCG Facebook

CA leaves it to Ombudsman to resolve P125-M PCG funds mess

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 'warns' Coast Guard officers 'not to abuse the court process'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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PCG officers suspended over funds misuse promoted by Duterte

May 24, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Rear Admiral Athelo Ybañez and Commodore Teotimo Borja Jr are suspended by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales over allegations of misusing P27 million, but they are promoted to higher ranks

PROMOTED. Rear Admiral Athelo Ybañez (left) and Commodore Teotimo Borja Jr (right) are promoted in the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) despite being the subjects of an investigation involving P27 million worth of irregular cash advances. Photo from the PCG Facebook Page

Duterte promotes Coast Guard chief to admiral

May 08, 2018 - 8:20 PM

This comes 4 months after President Rodrigo Duterte named then Rear Admiral Elson Hermogino as commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard

PCG CHIEF. Philippine Coast Guard commandant Elson Hermogino is promoted to the rank of admiral. Photo from PCG's Facebook page

Body of Australian diver missing in Batangas found 3 days later

May 05, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Authorities retrieve the body of Australian national Andre Kilbride not far from the popular Aquaventure Dive Resort on Saturday early afternoon, May 5

'Sino'ng kalaban? Lumot?': Netizens react to Boracay threat simulations

Apr 24, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Filipinos online mock the security drills for potential terror attacks or hostage-taking incidents in Boracay, calling it 'overkill'

WATCH: Gov't simulates terror attack, hostage-taking in Boracay

Apr 24, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Inter-agency teams, led by the Philippine National Police, rehearse how they would respond to potential 'threats' during Boracay's closure

FACE OFF. Local police and protesters face head on in one of the simulations rehearsed at Boracay Island on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:24 AM

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PH Coast Guard vessel to patrol around Boracay during closure

Apr 23, 2018 - 6:35 PM

BRP Cabra, a multi-role response vessel, will help with maritime security during the 6-month closure of Boracay

RESPONSE. A Philippine Coast Guard multi-role response vessel arrives in Caticlan, Aklan on April 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of Department of Transportation

6 arrested in Bataan for making fishing dynamites

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The manufacturing of explosives for illegal fishing appears to be a family business, says the Philippine Coast Guard

Filipinos start flocking to bus terminals, seaports for Holy Week

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard reminds passengers to arrive at ports at least 3 hours before departure and to refrain from bringing flammable, toxic, and explosive substances

Hundreds of passengers bound for Visayas and Mindanao for the Holy week break patiently wait for a ride at the Araneta Center Terminal in Quezon City on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PH Coast Guard deploys marshals for Mindanao-bound vessels

Mar 11, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Vessels going to 'high-risk' areas will either be escorted by the Philippine Coast Guard or will have sea marshals on board

Hundreds of passengers stranded in Visayas and Mindanao due to Basyang

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ports in Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Northern Mindanao, and Caraga are affected

No oil spill from barge grounded off El Nido – PCG

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) El Nido station Deputy Commander Harvey Marmol says they are monitoring the status of the barge – named LCT OMS 6 – which ran aground off Sitio Cabigsing, Barangay Buena Suerte

LCT OMS 6. The LCT OMS 6 barge. Photo from PCG El Nido Station

Coast Guard sees similarities in cocaine packs found in Sorsogon, Isabela

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard will buy more high-speed boats and possibly drones to help monitor the country's coastline

SIMILAR PACKAGES. Similarly packaged cocaine is found in Isabela and Sorsogon. Rappler file photo

Canadian, Indian divers rescued after 8 hours at sea

Jan 30, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The divers, reported missing in the seas off Apo Island, Negros Oriental, are found by a passing vessel whose sailors heard their cries for help

MEDICAL ATTENTION. Matthew Lantrance and Sway Rawla receive medical attention from the Philippine Coast Guard.

Over 3,000 stranded passengers at ports due to Agaton

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The biggest number of stranded outbound passengers is in Northern Mindanao, with 1,519 passengers in 5 different ports

Philippines searches for ferry accident survivors, 6 dead

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Maritime Industry Authority Region IV office says 3 of the dead have yet to be identified. The bodies are at the Claro M. Recto Memorial District Hospital in Infanta, Quezon.

MARITIME INCIDENT. A ferry with 251 aboard capsizes between Dinahican, Quezon and Polillo Island. File photo of Mercraft 3 from Mercraft's Facebook page

At least 4 dead after ferry capsizes off Philippines

Dec 21, 2017 - 3:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Coast Guard says 7 passengers remain missing while 240 others have been rescued

MARITIME INCIDENT. A ferry with 251 aboard capsizes between Dinahican, Quezon and Polilio Island. File photo of Mercraft 3 from Mercraft's Facebook page

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Thousands stranded in Bicol, Eastern Visayas ports due to Urduja

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Sea trips to and from at least 5 ports have been suspended by the Philippine Coast Guard

New Coast Guard vessels from Japan to fight piracy, patrol West PH Sea

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:39 PM

'The sea around Southeast Asia...is one of the most important areas for world maritime transportation but unfortunately the threat of international terrorism, piracy and so on is present,' says Kentaro Sonoura, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, during a visit to the Philippine Coast Guard

BOATS FROM JAPAN. The Philippine Coast Guard receives 3 high speed Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats from Japan, which it showcased at the 15th Maritime Law Enforcement Exercise on November 16, 2017. Photo from PCG

Philippine Coast Guard to arrest ASEAN Summit protesters at Manila Bay

Nov 10, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard receives reports that protest groups are trying to bribe fishermen to get bring them close to the United States embassy near the main ASEAN Summit venues

DISSENT. Protesters slam the ASEAN alliance just before the meetings in Manila. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

6 Chinese nationals rescued off Puerto Galera

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Their motor boat left the Port of Batangas on November 1 without clearance from the Philippine Coast Guard

Package with ‘bomb threat’ note disrupts operations in Iloilo town port

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard seizes a package in Estancia Freeport in Iloilo after being alerted of its 'bomb threat' note

'BOMB THREAT'. Authorities seize this package after being alerted of a 'bomb threat' note written on it, on October 30, 2017. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard

Coast Guard outpost eyed off Cagayan to secure Philippine Rise

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The proposed project will be the Philippine Coast Guard's main outpost for monitoring activities at Philippine Rise, which extends from Santa Ana town in Cagayan up to Aurora province

BENHAM RISE. Researchers explore Benham Rise, an underwater mass off the coast of Aurora. Photo by Dr Gil Jacinto/UP-MSI

Palace endorses DBM resolution on pay hike for police, soldiers

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:41 PM

A Police Officer 1 can enjoy a 100% increase – from the current P14,834 base pay to P29,668 – should the resolution be signed by both houses of Congress

SALUTE. In this file photo, President Duterte visits the wake of slain Captain Clinton Capio at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio on January 16, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacañang

Investigators fail to find ‘crashed plane’ in Romblon

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:46 PM

After an 8-hour search, investigators fail to find debris or oil trails of a falling aircraft in San Agustin, Romblon, but 5 witnesses stand by what they saw

Maring strands Manila-bound passengers in Cebu ports

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:36 PM

As Tropical Depression Maring sweeps through Luzon Philippine Coast Guard cancels sea trips leaving Cebu Pier Uno

IN PHOTOS: Hundreds of passengers stranded by Tropical Depression Maring

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

As of Tuesday morning September 12 the Philippine Coast Guard says at least 46 rolling cargoes and 16 vessels are stranded in ports in Bicol due to Tropical Depression Maring

WAITING. Passengers wait for the go-signal from the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila before they can board their vessel to Manila on September 12, 2017. All photos by Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler

Coast Guard intercepts passenger carrying P8.95 million in cash

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

A certain Isnaji Sajail is apprehended after an x ray technician reported the box he was carrying during baggage inspection

Coast Guard officials suspended over procurement anomalies

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Instead of dismissal ordered by the Ombudsman the officials will now face a 6 month suspension as ruled by the Court of Appeals

SUSPENSION. Seven officials of the Philippine Coast Guard has been ordered suspension for procurement irregularities.

Gov't prosecutors clear bank employees suspected of rebellion

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The men are cleared a few days after the Philippine Coast Guard nabbed them at a Cagayan de Oro port where they were found with boxes of money passed off as documents

SECURITY MEASURES. Philippine marines guard a street in Marawi City as clashes continue between government troops and Maute terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

11 Coast Guard officers linked to P27M in anomalous purchases – COA

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The officers including retired Rear Admiral Cecil Chen allegedly violated the Government Procurement Reform Act

Security intensified over PH waters in light of martial law

Jun 13, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The order issued by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is a response to the security scare springing from the continuing crisis in Marawi

OVER WATERS. With the country in full alarm over the criris in Marawi, the Philippine Coast Guard raises its security over the entire archipelago