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Panel approves construction of Coast Guard hospital

Panel approves construction of Coast Guard hospital.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 6th, 2018

City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government will fund the construction a ramp or slipway of the Philippine Coast Guard-District Western Visayas (CGDWV) base at Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district to improve disaster response operations at sea. Mayor Jose Espinosa III said that the project would shorten the response time of the disaster units in the […] The post City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

3 injured as cargo vessel collides with fastcraft at Lauis Ledge

  CEBU CITY---At least three persons were injured after a cargo vessel collided with a fastcraft at Lauis Ledge in Talisay City on Thursday evening (October 18). The Philippine Coast Guard- Cebu (PCG) received the collision alarm at around 8:45 p.m.   Involved in the collision the fastcraft MV Fastcat M11 and the cargo vessel MV Ocean United, owned by the Oceanic Shipping Lines.   PCG-Cebu spokesperson Lt. Jg. Mike Encina said three persons of the fast craft sustained injuries. "One of the three passengers was rushed to hospital," said Encina. Encina said the middle part of the fastcraft was also damaged. It however managed to return safely to Pier ...Keep on reading: 3 injured as cargo vessel collides with fastcraft at Lauis Ledge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Ex-coast guard chief, 24 others charged with graft

The Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file graft charges at the Sandiganbayan against former Philippine Coast Guard chief William Melad and 24 others for their alleged involvement in the irregular disbursements and procurement of office and construction supplies worth P68 million in 2014. Ordered charged were Melad, retired Commandant Rodolfo Isorena (25 [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season points

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another accomplishment to his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 110-93 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Curry became just the fifth player in Warriors history to score 15,000 points during the regular season — joining the company of Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin. Kevin Durant scored 23 points to go with five assists and passed Larry Bird (21,791) for 33rd place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Klay Thompson contributed 16 points with five rebounds. Golden State led by as many as 25 points in the second quarter in quickly turning the game into a rout. That allowed coach Steve Kerr to rest many of his regulars as the Warriors began a busy stretch with eight games before the end of the year, including Christmas night (Dec. 26, PHL time) at home against LeBron James and the Lakers. Marc Gasol had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Grizzlies, who lost their third straight and fifth in six. This marked Memphis' final visit to Oracle Arena before the Warriors move to new Chase Center in San Francisco next season. Omri Casspi added a season-high 20 points against his former team. Jonas Jerebko made Golden State's only two three's in the opening quarter and finished 16 points off the bench. The Warriors were 17-of-18 from the free-throw line in the first half to 8-for-10 by Memphis, which trailed 61-38 at the break. CURRY'S SCORING Curry's three-pointer at the 7:37 mark of the second quarter gave him the 10 points he needed to reach the 15,000 club. Kerr knows the number is hardly important to his star point guard, saying: "He'll probably be at 16,000 before too long, and won't be aware of that either. He's obviously a brilliant player and sets a great tone every night and every day at practice. For the Warriors, he just changed everything from where the team had been over the previously couple of decades. Guys like Steph don't come around very often. He was the foundational piece to what we were seeing right now, the first piece. I think he was a major force in creating what we have today." Chamberlain leads the way with 17,783, followed by Barry (16,447), Arizin (16,266) and Mullin (16,235). "It's a lot of points and the thing to me what's most impressive is how he creates them. They're not just wide-open, catch-and-shoot three's, his creativity with the ball in his hands," Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "The shot-making from all three levels, the left hand, the floaters, the three off the bounce, the walk across that half court line and shoot a three. He has a variety of ways he puts the ball in the basket. You can probably count on one hand how many guys that we've seen with the shot-making creatively and the ability that he has." TIP-INS Grizzlies: G Mike Conley missed the game with left hamstring soreness. F Kyle Anderson returned after missing one game with a sprained left ankle. ... Memphis shot 2-for-11 on three's in the first half and 7-of-25 in all. ... The Grizzlies have been limited to fewer than 100 points in eight of nine December games. ... Memphis has dropped five straight at Oracle Arena, also losing on Golden State's home floor 117-101 on Nov. 5 (Nov. 6, PHL time). ... A top priority for Bickerstaff was improving rebounding, and the Grizzlies were edged 42-41 on the boards. Warriors: F Andre Iguodala returned from a three-game absence with a sore right hip to score 10 points. G Shaun Livingston was back after bruising his pelvis and sitting out Friday (Saturday, PHL time) at Sacramento. ... Curry did a 19-minute Skype call this weekend with astronaut Scott Kelly and made sure Kelly and others knew he meant no harm with joke about not believing in the moon landing, according to the Warriors. ... Baron Davis drew big cheers when shown on the scoreboard in the first quarter. UP NEXT Grizzlies: Play the second game of their four-game West Coast trip at Portland on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 92-83 at home last Wednesday (last Thursday, PHL time). Warriors: After concluding a four-game stretch playing in California, the Warriors play at Utah on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

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US, PHL Coast Guards conduct maritime law enforcement training

THE US Coast Guard (USCG) Mobile Education and Training Team (MTT) conducted two Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) training courses with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in November 2018. The courses, an MLE Boarding Officer Course (BOC) and MLE Instructor Development Course (IDC),teach maritime law enforcement procedures and fundamentals. Both the MLE BOC and MLE IDC […] The post US, PHL Coast Guards conduct maritime law enforcement training appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Three nabbed in drug sting

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Three persons including two women were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation evening of Dec 13, 2018 at Brgy. Punta Tabuc here. The Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU6) and the Roxas City PNP collared Leah Gee Mendoza, 26; her live-in partner Jose Alba, 27, a security guard of a private hospital […] The post Three nabbed in drug sting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Beware of colorum vessels – Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard is reminding passengers who will travel by sea this Christmas season to avoid ‘colorum’ or unregistered motorboats and vessels offering trips to various destinations. Beware of colorum vessels – Coast Guard Source link: Beware of colorum vessels – Coast Guard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Coast guard intensifies monitoring of Bicol ports

Coast guard intensifies monitoring of Bicol ports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

China’s fishing fleet a militia force

The naval and Coast Guard vessels of the People's Republic of China (PRC) have consistently drawn attention in the heavily disputed South China Sea, especially with the completion of military bases on artificial islands that China has built on Philippine-claimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago. What has not often drawn attention is the presence in the region of China's maritime militia. While the vessels look like fishing boats, they should not be taken lightly, said Gregory Poling, director of Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Force for intimidation They intimidate the vessels of other claiman...Keep on reading: China’s fishing fleet a militia force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

CA affirms graft indictment of Coast Guard official

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the indictment of a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) captain over alleged anomalous cash advances. CA Special 15th Division Associate Justice Carmelita Salandanan Manahan junked the petition of PCG captain Christopher Villacorte to thumb down the Ombudsman’s indictment of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

PCG, BOC get 2 more patrol boats vs smuggling

Two more French-made patrol boats to be used by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) in their campaign against smuggling arrived at the Subic Freeport Zone on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Kyrie Irving leads Celtics past Knicks for four straight wins

BOSTON --- Kyrie Irving heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, still had a .500 record through Thanksgiving. The low point may have been a home loss to the Knicks that snapped New York's six-game losing streak. "I was thinking about it since we lost to them," the Celtics point guard said after scoring 22 points to coast past the Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night and exact a measure of revenge for the embarrassing earlier loss. "I remember players from other teams asking about what's going on when we were 10-10." Irving also had eight assists before leaving the game with about four minutes left, rubbing his right s...Keep on reading: Kyrie Irving leads Celtics past Knicks for four straight wins.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

‘Smuggled’ rice, sugar seized in Tawi-Tawi

At least 2,000 sacks of rice and sugar believed smuggled into the country were seized by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the waters off Tawi-Tawi on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia

KIEV, Ukraine --- Ukraine's president on Monday announced a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion. The Kremlin dismissed the Ukrainian leader's statement as an "absurd" attempt to inflame tensions. Relations between the two neighbors have been strained further following a Nov. 25 incident in which the Russian coast guard fired upon and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crews off the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko responded by introducing martial law for 30 days in much of Ukraine. F...Keep on reading: Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Coast guard arrests 21 Filipino fishermen in Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY---Twenty-one crew members of a fishing boat were arrested by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Tagbilaran for alleged illegal fishing in the municipal waters of Dauis in Bohol provin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Shipyard worker dies of drowning

A SHIPYARD worker died while on free dive operations in the waters of Jordan, Guimaras on Nov. 28, 2019. The body of Emilio Gabeleo, 56, of Sitio Puting Balas, Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras, was fished out some 75 meters away from the shoreline of the village. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard-Guimaras Substation retrieved his […] The post Shipyard worker dies of drowning appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine --- The Ukrainian president has urged NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries.   In an interview in the German daily Bild, published Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko laid out his hope that NATO would "relocate naval ships to the Sea of Azov in order to assist Ukraine and provide security" against the expansionist ambitions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.   His call follows the weekend incident in which the Russian coast guard fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels and their cre...Keep on reading: Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Pilipinas at Japan nagsagawa ng joint coast guard exercise sa Manila Bay – Manila Video

We live in interesting times. Eaglenews.PH is the official digital news platform of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, the headquarters of which is in Quezon City, Philippines. It brings you news that matters from the Philippines and around the world. It has correspondents across the country and in different parts of the world, as well as partner… link: Pilipinas at Japan nagsagawa ng joint coast guard exercise sa Manila Bay – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Kevin Durant s 49 points carry Warriors past Magic 116-110

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 49 points, giving Golden State the lead on a three-point play with 1:19 left before hitting a 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining to send the Warriors past the Orlando Magic, 116-110 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Durant topped his 44-point performance two nights earlier with another brilliant outing on both ends — and Klay Thompson was his scoring sidekick once more as the two-time defending NBA champions played without injured All-Stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Thompson hit his sixth triple of the night to tie it with 1:45 left and finished with 29 points. The past three games, Durant has scored 125 points and Thompson 91. Durant became the seventh player in Warriors history to post consecutive 40-point games — along with Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, Curry, Antawn Jamison, Purvis Short and Thompson, according to Elias. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Magic, who coming off a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on the road Sunday (Monday, PHL time). D.J. Augustin hit a go-ahead triple with 2:31 left before Thompson connected. Durant also had nine assists, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks, having taken his defense to another level the past week. He and Thompson have carried the load as the Warriors won a third straight following a rare four-game losing streak. Golden State closed the third on a 12-2 run to pull within 83-79 heading into the final 12 minutes. Mo Bamba's three with 10:35 to go gave the Magic an 88-79 lead before Thompson answered from deep the next two possessions. Quinn Cook, starting in place of Curry, contributed eight points, six rebounds and four assists as Golden State concluded a four-game homestand over six days by beating the Magic for the 11th straight time — the Warriors' second-longest active streak against an opponent after 16 wins in a row against Phoenix. The Warriors shot just 4-for-15 from three-point range in the first half and fell behind 64-47 at the break. They hope two-time MVP Curry will return at some point during their upcoming five-game road trip. Curry missed his 11th straight game with a strained left groin, while Green sat out a sixth in a row and eighth in all with a sprained right toe. Evan Fournier made four of his first six shots then missed his final eight for Orlando. CURRY UPDATE Curry scrimmaged Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and is scheduled to go through a full practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), making it possible he could play Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at Toronto. "He might," Kerr said. Curry was hurt Nov. 8 (Nov. 9, PHL time) against the Bucks trying to contest a shot in transition by Eric Bledsoe. "Steph looked good today. Totally dominated the film crew," Kerr quipped. "They couldn't guard him. (Assistant) Willie Green put up a pretty good fight, but he's a couple of years past his prime." TIP-INS Magic: Aaron Gordon began 0-for-6 then left in the third with lower back tightness and didn't return. ... The Magic are 2-2 on the road vs. the West. ... Orlando hasn't beaten the Warriors since Dec. 14, 2012, and not in Oakland since Dec. 3 that same year. Warriors: Durant is 29-of-30 from the free throw line the past two games. ... Golden State is 7-1 against the Eastern Conference this season. ... The Warriors won their sixth straight at home vs. Orlando. ... Green was limited to conditioning work Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and rode the bike. He needs to be on the court a couple of times before Kerr is ready to put him back in a game. ... Key reserve Alfonzo McKinnie was sidelined a sixth consecutive game. UP NEXT Magic: Continue their West Coast swing at Portland on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Warriors: At Raptors on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) trying for a ninth straight victory in the series and fifth in a row in Toronto......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018