M/V Good Fortune crew safe, Coast Guard to do oil spill check

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All 14 crew members of M/V Good Fortune that sent a distress signal while sailing on the seawaters off Eastern Bohol on Sunday, October 25 are safe and unharmed, authorities have announced. The…

Rescue ongoing for distressed ship in eastern Bohol

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rescue operations are ongoing after a ship off the seawaters in Eastern Bohol raised a distress signal after it has taken in seawater on Sunday noon, October 25. Acting Commander Alvin Dagalea of…

Some sea trips from Cebu cancelled due to Quinta

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To prevent tragedies on the sea, the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG-Cebu) has ordered the suspension of all sea trips bound to and plying on areas directly affected by Severe Tropical Storm…

PCG officer is 2020 recipient for ‘IMO’s Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ award

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is this year’s recipient for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Exceptional Bravery at Sea award. The officer is Probationary Ensign (P/Ens) Ralph Ofalla Barajan, the…

Explosives found in last month’s Jolo, Sulu blast site

Catherine Gonzales, Julie Alipala 09/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard discovered abandoned explosive materials in Barangay Walled City in Jolo, Sulu Saturday evening,  nearly a month after the twin blasts in the same village on August 24 that killed 15 people and wounded…

LSIs urged to get PCG approval before buying tickets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippine –To avoid inconvenience, Cebu City Councilor Joel Garaganera, the Emergency Operations Center czar, urges Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) to get the Philippine Coast Guard‘s (PCG) approval prior to buying their tickets. Every local government unit…

Cebu City’s EOC provides more tents, chairs to LSIs crowding port area to buy boat tickets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) who plan to visit ticketing outlets that are located near pier 1 in Cebu City to purchase boat tickets will now have a comfortable place to stay. This after…

Electrical failure eyed as cause of fire on ship

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities are now considering electrical failure as the possible cause of the fire that devoured a passenger ship that was sailing on the waters off Catmon town, Cebu last Thursday, July 23. The…

PCG: No Sail Policy in Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced on Good Friday, April 10, 2020, that a “No-Sail Policy” is being implemented in the Visayas. In a statement, PCG said the order is a preventive measure…

‘Moral responsibility’ drove team behind PH-made virus test kit

Mariejo Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As panic spread faster than the new coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, local scientists at the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) and the University of the Philippines (UP)-National Institutes of Health (NIH) knew they were…

PCG to Penro: Clarify status of Oslob station ‘encroaching’ easement zone

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard District in Central Visayas wanted to clarify with Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) the status of their southern Cebu station in Oslob town that is said…

Coast Guard sends out relief goods to northern Cebu 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has shipped the first set of relief goods to the typhoon-struck northern Cebu on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019.  Read: Storm surge warning up in northern Cebu towns PCG vessel,…

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