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(2nd UPDATE) Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo says some repatriated overseas Filipino workers were able to escape before their test results were released. One was found and taken into custody on Sunday, May 17.
The retired commodore also served in various capacities in the Armed Forces of the Philippines
The actress helps put up sleeping quarters needed by health workers and law enforcement in Taguig City
The PCG braces to keep a watchful eye in all waterways of Metro Manila
The Philippine Coast Guard says the captain of the Panama-flagged MV Harmony 6 declared that they left Changzhou, China, on February 10, when the ship's real departure date was February 18. The ship arrived in La Union on February 23.
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Quarantine concludes the ships' passengers and crew are free of the novel coronavirus, shortly after the vessels docked at the Port of Manila
The missing fishermen went out to sea on January 6, but did not return to Infanta, Pangasinan on January 14 as scheduled, says the owner of the boat
'Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa mag-usap harap-harapan, at sabihin natin ang ating hinaing,' says Philippine Coast Guard chief Admiral Joel Garcia
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chief Admiral Joel Garcia defended on Tuesday, January 14, their talks with the China Coast Guard (CCG), touting diplomatic meetings with the expansionist Chinese government as the sole antidote to end years of dispute in and over the West Philippine Sea
“Kahit may hidwaan po tayo, wala pong ibang solusyon kundi diplomasya,. Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa magusap harap-harapan, at sabihin natina ng ating hinaing,” Garca told throng of reporters after welcoming the CCG officials at the PCG headquarters in Manila on Tuesday morning.
(Even if we have a divide, we have no other solution but diplomacy. There is no other solution but to meet with them at the table, in person, and tell them our grievances.)
Why defensive? Garcia turned defensive after reporters asked for a reaction to criticism that the PCG’s meeting with CCG shouldn’t have been pursued in light of multiple instances where Chinese Coast Guard personnel harassed Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea.
For Garcia, however, shutting out the incidents for the meantime and focusing on the meeting was needed to prevent more conflicts at sea.
The welcoming ceremony opens days of unprecedented talks and exercises between the two coast guards
The China Coast Guard maintains a presence in some key areas of the West Philippine Sea
Over 23,000 were stranded after Typhoon Ursula hit the Visayas region on Christmas Eve
(UPDATED) Ursula (Phanfone) is now a typhoon and makes landfall in Eastern Samar past 4 pm Tuesday, December 24
(UPDATED) Over 2,600 passengers across the region are stranded due to the suspension of sea travel
The Philippine Coast Guard will also deploy rescue personnel to flood-prone areas in Metro Manila
A joint team of the Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of Investigation prevents a Liberian-flagged merchant ship from unloading 53,000 metric tons of toxic substance
The Philippine Coast Guard says one other fisherman was rescued
(UPDATED) Vice Admiral Joel Garcia, currently director of the National Coast Watch Center, now helms a force on the frontlines of protecting the country's waters as the government pursues offshore oil exploration with China
The Philippine Coast Guard in Palawan says during the chase, the poachers 'were seen throwing their freshly caught fish and sharks off the boat'
The Philippine Coast Guard gives the reminder after the initial investigation showed that the dragon boat team members had no life vests when they trained in Boracay waters
Ombudsman prosecutors decide to back out of the case after the Court of Appeals cleared some of the accused of administrative charges
(UPDATED) The Coast Guard personnel get 8 to 14 years in prison. They will appeal the verdict.
This 4.3-hectare base will be equipped with a marine radar, an automatic identification system receiver, and a Coast Watch monitoring system
'[Vice Admiral Rolando Legaspi was] a great leader and a big loss to the PCG,' Philippine Coast Guard Spokesperson Captain Armand Balilo says
The new hospital is supposed to provide comprehensive health care services to PCG personnel, employees, their dependents, and retired personnel
The Philippine Coast Guard says the motor boat was on its way to Tagapul-an town in Samar when it was battered by strong winds and big waves, causing it to capsize
The actor is now a lieutenant commander for the PCGA
No one is seriously injured in the incident that happened off Mactan Island
(UPDATED) The cargo vessel has on board 287,167 liters of fuel but no oil spill is initially observed, says the Philippine Coast Guard
As other Asia-Pacific countries resist China’s incursions into their waters, the Philippines says China must be allowed to fish at Recto Bank
Other new assets include rubber boats and fully equipped ambulances useful in disaster response and rescue operations
The National Security Adviser, however, emphasizes that the Philippines does not have enough resources to fully protect its sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea
The Commission on Audit also flags the agency for excessive and unliquidated cash advances in 2018
The new vessel is the largest and most modern in the PCG fleet and will be used to patrol the West Philippine Sea and Benham Rise as well as to guard against piracy and terrorism
Former Philippine Coast Guard commandant Carlos Agustin talks about the Recto Bank incident and the situation in the West Philippine Sea
The Chinese ship abandoned the Filipino crew of F/B Gem-Ver despite 'direct knowledge of their distress situation,' in violation of two maritime conventions, according to the official findings of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority
The initial report also attests to how the Chinese ship abandoned the Gem-Ver crew
Philippine Coast Guard Spokesperson Central Visayas Lt. Michael John Encina says one person sustained minor injuries during the accident
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the results of the investigation were submitted to Malacañang on Thursday, June 20
The display comes as the Philippines struggles to secure its territorial waters from China's expansive claims
During the 4-day maritime patrol of the PCG, the China Coast Guard asks why the Philippine vessel is in the area
It is no longer practiced in other parts of the world, and it allows shipowners not to share the blame when sea mishaps happen
'Wescom, in coordination with various stakeholders, will continue conducting the joint search and rescue operations despite inclement weather,' says the Western Command as authorities and civilian volunteers search for diver Bryan Nazareno
The Philippine Coast Guard says diver Bryan Nazareno has been missing since June 3
The Philippine Coast Guard nabs the Vietnamese and seizes their fishing boats near Calayan Island in Cagayan
The Philippine Coast Guard is on heightened alert status in preparation for Holy Week
Town Mayor Gaudioso R. Manalo asks the Philippine Coast Guard to order a vessel of Seagate Engineering and Buildsystems to leave Lobo River alone
EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine Coast Guard has to answer for billions worth of allotments without contracts, while some projects remain unliquidated
These are part of the 13 high-speed boats package requested by President Rodrigo Duterte, says the Japanese embassy
President Duterte has promoted Commodore George Ursabia Jr and Commodore Joselito dela Cruz to the rank of Rear Admiral
The uniformed personnel only need to present a valid ID as proof of active service