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Coast Guard to deploy 100 men for Black Nazarene feast

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The Philippine Coast Guard is to deploy a contingent of more than 100 men during Thursday’s feast of the Black Nazarene to secure Manila Bay, the Quirino Grandstand on Rizal Park as well as Jones Bridge across the Pasig River, a Coast Guard spokesman said Tuesday.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PCG suspends interisland trips in Visayas, northern Mindanao

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The Philippine Coast Guard has placed on “heightened alert” all its stations in seven PCG districts nationwide in preparation for the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), according to the Coast Guard spokesperson.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Appeal to Coast Guard: Keep on searching

RELATIVES of the passengers of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas who are still unaccounted for renewed their appeal to the authorities to continue searching for their missing kin. The coast guard on Tuesday approved the termination of the undersea search, but said a recovery team will be on standby. “We also need to be sensitive [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Coast Guard sends ship with relief goods, health personnel to Zamboanga

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A ship filled with relief goods and health professionals are expected to arrive in Zamboanga City Thursday, said Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Cebu ferry collision reaches 116

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Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard divers retrieve a body from the waters off the coast of Talisay city, Cebu province, in central Philippines Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, a day after a passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas collided with a cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete. AP

Divers over the weekend recovered another body from the sunken wreck of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, bringing to 116 the death toll in the Aug. 16 collision between the passenger ship and the cargo vessel Sulpicio Express Siete off Talisay City in Cebu.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Don’t end search yet, kin asks Coast Guard

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Despite the Coast Guard’s announcement, some families of the missing passengers of the ill-fated MV St. Thomas Aquinas still want retrieval operations to continue. “How about families like us who are still hoping and waiting that we could still find them? They should not stop,” said Veronica Palasan whose father-in-law Rudy Palasan remains missing. The [...]

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Coast guard, 2 scientists discourage ‘hair booms’

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Wait a minute, is it really a good idea to use hair?

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

PCG: Source of Cavite oil spill not yet determined

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Philippine Coast Guard team check and get samples from the oil spill over the waters of Rosario, Cavite on Friday to the fuel tanker  that has affected at least seven villages in the province. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to determine the source of the oil spill that turned parts of Manila Bay into red and adversely affected at least four Cavite coastal municipalities, contrary to published reports, according to the PCG spokesperson.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More patrol boats for Coast Guard

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Aside from the 15 patrol boats it expects to get from Japan and France in late 2014 or early 2015, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) plans to acquire a 52-meter vessel from an unnamed country, the PCG announced Tuesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Batangas cop, coast guard killed in boat shooting

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Authorities in Southern Tagalog have launched a manhunt for a wanted criminal and his companion who allegedly shot dead a police officer and a Philippine Coast Guard personnel on a boat bound for Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Outgoing PCG chief cited

Outgoing Coast Guard Cebu District station commander Rolando Punzalan was lauded for the success of the fluvial processions for San Pedro Calungsod’s Thanksgiving Mass at the South Reclamation Project on Nov. 25 and in honor of the Sto. Niño de Cebu on Jan. 19, a day prior to the Sinulog grand parade.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Skipper, 4 passengers rescued as yacht drifts off Palawan

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Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard station in Coron in northern Palawan rescued on Monday the captain and four passengers of the motor yacht Palawan Princess, which drifted after having engine trouble off Dibatoc Island, according to the PCG headquarters in Manila.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

14 Coast Guard sniffer dogs chosen for search-and-rescue training

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At least 14 of the 230 search-and-rescue dogs in the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) special K-9 Unit have been tapped by the command in locating casualties and missing persons during flash floods, landslides, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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