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Coast Guard allows interisland vessels to sail as ‘Ruby’ still 1,600 km off northeastern Mindanao

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With Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) still over 1,600 kilometers off northeastern Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday allowed interisland vessels to ply their routes in Southern Tagalog, Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard on heightened alert for ‘Hagupit’


MANILA, Philippines—”Let’s aim for zero casualty.” The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday placed on heightened alert all its units in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and southeastern Mindanao in preparation for Typhoon “Hagupit,” which is to be renamed Typhoon “Ruby” by the state weather bureau when it enters Philippine territory. Vice Admiral Rodolfo Isorena, the Coast Guard’s […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard: 2,480 passengers stranded due to ‘Mario’

Commuters cross a flooded street for a fee after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines. AP

The Philippine Coast Guard said Friday that 2,480 passengers were stranded due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong)

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Damaged power submarine cable causes blackout in Guimaras


Guimaras Island experienced blackout Wednesday morning after a power submarine cable was believed to have been damaged by a ship’s anchor, an official said.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard needs more personnel to patrol seas

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard in action. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will hire an additional 1,000 uniformed personnel this year and another 2,000 in the next two years to meet its goal of having a “10,000-strong command” by the end of President Aquino’s term in 2016.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »