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PCG launches first Vessel Traffic Management System in Cebu

PCG launches first Vessel Traffic Management System in Cebu

Feb. 18 | Photo from www.coastguard.gov.ph The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has inaugurated the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) first Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) in Cebu that is expected to enhance the maritime traffic accident prevention capability...

Coast Guard hands over to BOC rice confiscated at Zamboanga port

Coast Guard hands over to BOC rice confiscated at Zamboanga port

Jan. 12 | Captain Ronnie Gil Gavan of the Philippine Coast Guard (right) led the turnover to Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña on January 11. More than 60,000 sacks of smuggled rice seized in Zamboanga Sibugay have been officially turned over by the Philippine...

Duterte names Hermogino new Coast Guard head

Duterte names Hermogino new Coast Guard head

Jan. 10 | President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Elson Hermogino as the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Hermogino’s appointment paper was signed on January 4 but released only on January 8. He replaces Joel Garcia, who had been serving as...

PH stakeholders support house bills on maritime safety conventions

PH stakeholders support house bills on maritime safety conventions

Aug. 19 | Various stakeholders voiced their support for two bills that seek to implement protocols on maritime safety, security and pollution prevention during initial deliberations on the measures at the Philippine Lower House Committee on Transportation on August...

PH Coast Guard takes over nationwide seaports security

PH Coast Guard takes over nationwide seaports security

Jun. 13 | The Philippine Coast Guard has taken over the security supervision of ports, and shipping, whether public or private, including the egress and ingress to all waterways from the Maritime Industry Authority and the Philippine Ports Authority. Photo from...

Proper security protocols in place at key PH transport facilities

Proper security protocols in place at key PH transport facilities

Jun. 6 | Transportation hubs in the Philippines are safe, according to security services of key public transportation agencies.  The assurance was made in light of the recent armed and arson attack at Resorts World in Pasay City that killed 37 people, including...

PH shipping lines start using safe transit corridor

PH shipping lines start using safe transit corridor

Jun. 1 | Philippine domestic shipping lines welcomed the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) implementation of a recommended transit corridor (RTC) in Moro Gulf and Basilan Strait. The safe passage in Mindanao has been created in response to rising piracy...

Coast Guard secures Iligan port amid Marawi clashes

Coast Guard secures Iligan port amid Marawi clashes

May. 31 | The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has taken over port security in Iligan City in southern Philippines since May 26 to prevent members of militant Islamist Maute group from escaping, and to block any reinforcements coming from other militant groups. PCG...

Moro Gulf, Basilan Strait transit corridor created to combat piracy

Moro Gulf, Basilan Strait transit corridor created to combat piracy

May. 28 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued a memorandum circular on the establishment of a transit corridor in Moro Gulf and Basilan Strait as a means to protect vessels crossing the area from pirates. “This circular aims to address...

PH ports, airports under heightened alert amid Marawi clashes

PH ports, airports under heightened alert amid Marawi clashes

May. 27 | Security measures have been stepped up at Philippine ports and airports following clashes between Islamist militants and government troops in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. While observing normal business operations, ports in the Mindanao region are under...
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