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The Philippine Coast Guard says the oil spill contaminated coastal areas of 23 communities, and displaced 400 people
In a tearful meeting with the families of the 14 missing crew and passengers of the ill-fated fishing vessel, the Philippine Coast Guard urged them to pray for justice and a miracle – that the victims be found alive
The training aircraft bound for Dumaguete City carried two flight instructors, a student co-pilot, and a mechanic. All of them are unharmed, says the Philippine Coast Guard.
(UPDATED) The company and officers of bulk carrier Vienna Wood are formally accused of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property, as the 14 crew of fishing boat Liberty 5 remain missing
The Philippine Coast Guard says search and retrieval operations for the 14 crew members of Liberty 5 will be until Tuesday, July 7
Without any trace of the 14 Filipino crew of Liberty 5, the search for survivors becomes a search for bodies, but Philippine Coast Guard chief George Ursabia Jr says he is still hoping for a miracle
(UPDATED) Chances of finding survivors get slimmer by the minute, says the Philippine Coast Guard
'It happened in Mindoro waters and I don’t want to make those Mindoro waters into international waters just to please a few idiots back here,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) The bulk carrier, however, stayed in the vicinity of the incident, which Philippine Coast Guard commandant Vice Admiral George Ursabia Jr says was likely an accident
(UPDATED) 'Wala naman pong malaking implikasyon 'yan. Banggaan lang po 'yan,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
(4th UPDATE) The Philippine Coast Guard identifies the cargo vessel as Hong Kong-registered MV Vienna Wood, as it searches for the 14 missing crew of fishing boat Liberty 5 off Mindoro
Retired Admiral Joel Garcia returns to the National Coast Watch System, which he helped lead before taking over the Philippine Coast Guard in October 2019
The Philippine Coast Guard holds its first command turnover ceremony amid a pandemic
(2nd UPDATE) Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo says some repatriated overseas Filipino workers were able to escape before their test results were released. One was found and taken into custody on Sunday, May 17.
The retired commodore also served in various capacities in the Armed Forces of the Philippines
The actress helps put up sleeping quarters needed by health workers and law enforcement in Taguig City
The PCG braces to keep a watchful eye in all waterways of Metro Manila
The Philippine Coast Guard says the captain of the Panama-flagged MV Harmony 6 declared that they left Changzhou, China, on February 10, when the ship's real departure date was February 18. The ship arrived in La Union on February 23.
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Quarantine concludes the ships' passengers and crew are free of the novel coronavirus, shortly after the vessels docked at the Port of Manila
The missing fishermen went out to sea on January 6, but did not return to Infanta, Pangasinan on January 14 as scheduled, says the owner of the boat
A China Coast Guard vessel is spotted in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as CCG officials go on a 'goodwill visit' to the Philippines
'Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa mag-usap harap-harapan, at sabihin natin ang ating hinaing,' says Philippine Coast Guard chief Admiral Joel Garcia
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chief Admiral Joel Garcia defended on Tuesday, January 14, their talks with the China Coast Guard (CCG), touting diplomatic meetings with the expansionist Chinese government as the sole antidote to end years of dispute in and over the West Philippine Sea
“Kahit may hidwaan po tayo, wala pong ibang solusyon kundi diplomasya,. Wala pong ibang solusyon kundi pumunta tayo sa isang lamesa magusap harap-harapan, at sabihin natina ng ating hinaing,” Garca told throng of reporters after welcoming the CCG officials at the PCG headquarters in Manila on Tuesday morning.
(Even if we have a divide, we have no other solution but diplomacy. There is no other solution but to meet with them at the table, in person, and tell them our grievances.)
Why defensive? Garcia turned defensive after reporters asked for a reaction to criticism that the PCG’s meeting with CCG shouldn’t have been pursued in light of multiple instances where Chinese Coast Guard personnel harassed Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea.
For Garcia, however, shutting out the incidents for the meantime and focusing on the meeting was needed to prevent more conflicts at sea.
The welcoming ceremony opens days of unprecedented talks and exercises between the two coast guards
The China Coast Guard maintains a presence in some key areas of the West Philippine Sea
Over 23,000 were stranded after Typhoon Ursula hit the Visayas region on Christmas Eve
(UPDATED) Ursula (Phanfone) is now a typhoon and makes landfall in Eastern Samar past 4 pm Tuesday, December 24
(UPDATED) Over 2,600 passengers across the region are stranded due to the suspension of sea travel
The Philippine Coast Guard will also deploy rescue personnel to flood-prone areas in Metro Manila
A joint team of the Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of Investigation prevents a Liberian-flagged merchant ship from unloading 53,000 metric tons of toxic substance
The Philippine Coast Guard says one other fisherman was rescued
Maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal says not calling out China's latest harassment 'is tantamount to a public surrender of Philippine interest in Scarborough Shoal'
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also does not want to use the term 'harassment' to refer to a 'Chinese naval warship' ordering a Filipino-crewed commercial ship to change course in Scarborough Shoal
'We stick our noses in and 400,000 Filipino mariners get embroiled in a maritime issue,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
'It's like a person not caring that his house is being managed by someone else who claims to be the owner,' says expert Jay Batongbacal in response to Malacañang
'It's not a Philippine vessel,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, when asked about the incident involving a Filipino-crewed commercial ship and a 'Chinese warship'
The Coast Guard says one was believed to be a fireman, but it is still trying to identify the pair
The defense chief also says the encounter between a Chinese vessel that claimed to be a warship and the Filipino crew of a commercial ship ‘should not be blown out of proportion or sensationalized’
The defense chief also rebuts the 'Chinese naval warship' crew’s claim that Panatag Shoal is ‘under the jurisdiction of the Chinese government’
'We will verify the facts of the incident then relevant offices will make the appropriate recommendations,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs
A Filipino captain shows courage in the face of China's bullying
The Chinese vessel insists that the commercial ship change course to avoid the shoal, and then tails it to make sure it stays away from the Chinese-controlled area in the West Philippine Sea
South Korea's coast guard says the chopper had just picked an injured fisherman up from Dokdo, which is known as Takeshima in Japan, when it went down
(UPDATED) Vice Admiral Joel Garcia, currently director of the National Coast Watch Center, now helms a force on the frontlines of protecting the country's waters as the government pursues offshore oil exploration with China
The North Korean ship – believed to illegally fishing in Japanese waters – capsized after the collision, says Japanese the coast guard
The Philippine Coast Guard in Palawan says during the chase, the poachers 'were seen throwing their freshly caught fish and sharks off the boat'
The Philippine Coast Guard gives the reminder after the initial investigation showed that the dragon boat team members had no life vests when they trained in Boracay waters
Ombudsman prosecutors decide to back out of the case after the Court of Appeals cleared some of the accused of administrative charges
(UPDATED) The Coast Guard personnel get 8 to 14 years in prison. They will appeal the verdict.
This 4.3-hectare base will be equipped with a marine radar, an automatic identification system receiver, and a Coast Watch monitoring system
(UPDATED) Fire crews in helicopters, small boats and a Coast Guard cutter battle the fierce pre-dawn fire on the 75-foot Conception, which had been on a diving excursion around Santa Cruz Island