Chiz says Coast Guard budget provides for more safety inspections to reduce sea mishaps

Senator Chiz Escudero reminded the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) of the “promissory note” attached to its P5.6 billion budget this year that it would step up safety inspections of sea vessels and cut down mishaps by the country’s 9,574-strong merchant fleet. Escudero, who chairs...

PNoy orders speedy, thorough probe on Ormoc sea tragedy

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation on the capsizing of motorized banca off Ormoc City on Thursday, which has left at least 39 individuals dead. In a text message...

Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine...

Senators push Php150 subsistence daily allowance for AFP officers, enlisted personnel

MANILA, Aug 8 (Mabuhay) – A proposed joint resolution increasing the subsistence allowance of all officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other uniformed personnel from Php90 to Php150 per day has been filed in the Senate. Filed by...