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PCG to send security personnel, assets on Marcos inauguration

/ 02:13 PM June 21, 2022
The Philippine Coast Guard on Thursday (April 30) welcomed 52 recruits, who have been brought in through a drafting process made urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic./ PCG

FILE: Members of the  Philippine Coast Guard./ PCG

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has committed some of its assets and personnel to beef up the security for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila on June 30.

According to PCG Commandant Admiral Artemio Abu, the Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined the coast guard to contribute to measures that will “uphold public safety and security on the first day of the Marcos administration.”

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“We will deploy assets and personnel to augment the Task Group Maritime Security – NCR – Central Luzon that is in charge of ensuring maritime security and maritime safety during the inauguration of the newly-elected chief executive of the Philippines,” Abu said in a statement Tuesday.

He detailed that the PCG Fleet will send rigid hull inflatable boats, aluminum boats, and personal watercraft in the waters off Manila Bay and Pasig River, while PCG land vehicles will be used to direct the traffic flow in Manila on the day of the inauguration.

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More than 100 PCG security personnel will guard the area near the National Museum during the oath-taking ceremony. A Coast Guard medical team, equipped with a PCG ambulance, will likewise be on hand to provide medical assistance.

“We are now finalizing guidelines and protocols to minimize, if not prevent, maritime incidents that may arise due to threat groups that intend to disrupt the inauguration ceremony or endanger the lives of the general public,” he further noted.

The Philippine National Police has also begun preparing for Marcos Jr.’s inauguration by beefing up its security system.

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