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When the Philippine Coast Guard separated from the Philippine Navy in 1998, its initial Corps of Officers is composed of men and women with multifarious backgrounds and areas of expertise. In order to cope with the personnel and material growth of the organization, the PCG started its own Officer procurement and Enlisted Personnel recruitment in 2000. The Coast Guard Education and Training Command served the purpose of providing the basic training and education needs of the new Officers and Enlisted Personnel. They were also cross-trained with other maritime training institutions to further enhance their knowledge and skills, thus allowing them to cope with the ever-developing standardization requirements of the maritime industry.

Yet, the continous growth of local and international shipping – the PCG’s main clientele demands that the organization further grow and expand in terms of men and materiel. Thus,.in its amended 15-Year Development Program, the PCG intends to reach a troop ceiling of 25,000 Officers and Enlisted Personnel by year 2020.

Giving emphasis to the critical role of Officers in steering the helm of leadership of the organization as envisioned by SECRETARY LEANDRO R MENDOZA, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications recently gave the impetus for the creation of a Philippine Coast Guard Academy and for such to be established within 5 years after its conception. The Philippine Coast Guard Academy is envisioned to become the source of Coast Guard Officers who will then help steer the organization to the next generation and beyond.

Having been granted the imprimatur, ADMIRAL WILFREDO D TAMAYO PCG Commandant, PCG sought the assistance of RADM FIDEL E DINOSO, President of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy which is the country’s premier maritime training institution. With the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between PCG and PMMA, the latter agreed to accommodate 70 PCG Cadets annually for the next 2 years to join their Baccalaureate programs in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering. This arrangement was reached considering necessary infrastructure, facility, faculty and support systems for the envisioned PCG Academy are being set up and organized. With this arrangement, the PCG shall pay the PMMA the full scholarship fee for each PCG Cadet trained by the PMMA.

Meanwhile, PCG Cadets who will be joining the PMMA Cadetship program shall benefit from the IMO-standard training facilities of the PMMA. The PCG is thus, assured of professional competence upon their completion of their courses and upon their eventual entry into the PCG service.

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This was according to Bureau of Immigration port operations division chief Grifton Medina. This was in relation to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted 16 undocumented overseas Filipino workers who attempted to leave the country by disguising themselves as tourists. The full story is below .

PASAY, Philippines--Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted 16 undocumented overseas Filipino workers who attempted to leave the country by disguising themselves as tourists. In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said the passengers were intercepted in two batches at the NAIA 3 terminal last Aug. 7 as they were about to board their Cebu Pacific Airways flights to Taiwan and Hongkong. One batch consisted 12 of the passengers who were bound for Taipei while the other group of four passengers were bound for Hongkong. “They all confessed during questioning that they are not tourists and that they were hired to work abroad by illegal recruiters,” Medina said. Information obtained from BI-NAIA 3 travel control and enforcement unit (TCEU) chief Anthony Lopez revealed that the 12 Taipei-bound and mostly women passengers admitted that their final destination is the United Arab Emirates where they were recruited to work by a travel agency based in Manila. On the other hand, the four Hongkong-bound women confessed that they were going to Hongkong to process their visas to China where they were allegedly promised jobs by a FilipinoChinese businessman. All 16 passengers were turned over to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for investigation "These syndicates just won't stop," said Morente. "Many still attempt to leave in the guise of being tourists, some in fake group tours. We wish to warn our kababayan about this modus, do not fall for the sweet-talk of these illegal recruiters. They only want to profit at your expense," he warned. 

                                                                                                                                     

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported a Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in his country for operating an illegal gambling website.

According to his report to Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina identified the fugitive as 35-year-old Jung Hyeongwook, who left the country last Sept. 3 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight to Pusan. He further said Jung was deported a few days after he surrendered to the Korean embassy in Manila which earlier cancelled his passport. The passenger was reportedly issued a temporary travel document by the embassy to facilitate his departure and was later arrested upon his arrival in Korea. “I’ve recommended to Commissioner Morente that he (Jung) be placed in our blacklist to prevent him from re-entering the country,” according to him. It was learned that Jung, who is wanted for prosecution for violating his country’s national sports promotion act, was subject of a red notice issued by the Interpol last July 16. Citing information obtained from the Korean police, the Bureau of Immigration-Interpol said that between October 2015 and March 2016, Jung operated an illegal gambling website called “pony–ber1.com” which provided sports betting facility to members. Jung and his cohorts allegedly collected betting money from the members and pocketed nearly US$ 6 Million from the online gambling racket. He may be sentenced up to a maximum jail term of seven years if convicted.

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PASAY CITY - Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted again two South Koreans who are wanted fugitives from justice in their country. In a report reaching Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente that Koreans Hong Chan Woo, 24 years old, and Jun Juman, 36 years old, whose names are both in the Interpol’s wanted list, were intercepted on Aug. 19 and 20, respectively, at the departure area of the NAIA 3 terminal.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Tour of Duty: To promote safety of life and property at sea, safeguard the marine environment and resources, enforce all applicable laws within the Philippine waters, assist in maritime security operations, conduct search and rescue, and perform other activities in support of national development.

Mission Analysis

Tour of Duty: The major areas of government concerns under President Aquino’s administration are Transformational Leadership, Economy, Government Service, Gender Equality, Peace and Order, and Environment. Through transparent and accountable leadership, the PCG will continue to make itself more relevant as a multi-mission ma service-oriented organization. A sound economy will entail an efficient, safe, secure, environmentally-responsible and seamless maritime transportation system.

Hence, as a 24/7 seagoing agency, it is the inherent duty of the PCG to promote safety of life and property at sea. The unpredictable surge of weather caused by global climate change indicated the need for the PCG to further develop its capability as the premier maritime search and res. cue agency and at the same time, as a disaster response agency in support of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the LGUs.

The Philippines being blessed with pristine beaches and awesome wonders of nature has become one of the prime tourist destinations in Asia. With the potential of the tourist industry to further enhance the economy of the country, there is a need to upgrade and maintain the security and integrity of our country and its marine environment. Thus, the PCG must be sufficiently manned, well-equipped and prepared to address both the traditional and emerging challenges.

As champions of the environment, the PCG continues to safeguard the country's rich marine resources from threats due to maritime accidents and other irresponsible uses of seas and other navigable waterways. Through effective law enforcement and enhanced security coverage along the country's ports, harbors, and maritime destinations, the PCG will make sure that terrorism, piracy and other forms of illegal activities have no place in our waterways and shores.

Through effective and sustained coordination and interoperability with the other armed services and agencies of the government, our country will be assured that unlawful groups are provided neither haven nor refuge. This will be realized through PCG's increasing capacity for Presence, Preparedness, Partnership, Professionalism, and Passion to serve.

In the light of these contemporaneous developments, the PCG is in process of upgrading, acquiring, and maintaining its modest capability through

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The District Director gave an overview about ongoing and upcoming projects, events and the importance of minutes of meetings, after activity reports and the directives of the National Auxiliary Director. 
The Dep. Director for Administration gave an overview of the most important activities of PCG and PCGA in Bohol such as: emphasizing on Maritime Safety, Maritime Security, Maritime SAR, high level meetings with the Governor, and meetings with the DENR regarding carrying capacities and 20m easements. Other government representatives from the LGU’s of municipalities and the Province, NGOs such as PADO, PTC, ABCAI, PCCI, etc. were also present during the DENR meeting. 


One of the highlights of the PCG projects in Bohol is the installation of a radar system on Balicasag island. Another urgent project in close coordination with the Commander CGS is the creation of a Bohol Search And Rescue/Recovery team or unit consists of qualified PCG/PCGA officers and non-officers. As for the Province the creation of a Provincial Security and Safety Command Center involving the martime AOR’s as well as topside AOR’s is planned as suggested by the Governor of Bohol. The next meeting re that command center will commence ASAP with the Governor and his executive staff, some technical people, the Commander CGS Bohol and the Dep. Director CGADCVA, Commanders from AFP and PNP as well as others. It will be a briefing on some proposed technical interventions that can address both the peace and order and the disaster preparedness of the province. The Commander CGS Bohol is also preparing to activate new CGSS’s as well as a Coast Guard Training Center. 
Upcoming project: Medical and Dental Missions at Cabilao Island, Loon jointly initiated by CGS Bohol, CGMED Svc- CV, CG Dental Svc- CV, PCGA Bohol, LGU-Loon and Tzu Chi Foundation.

The squadron director’s present or their representatives forwarded after activity reports, and reported further on their accomplished, ongoing and upcoming activities. 
Present were:
CGADCVD, CGADCVOP, CGADCVA, 201st Squad, 203rd Squad, 207th Squad and 209th Squad as well as the PCG D7 Deputy. 
CAPT HOLGER HORN PCGA

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ADMIRAL WILFREDO D TAMAYO PCG(Ret)
(Former Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard)

Present Positions

Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs 
University of Perpetual Help System
 - UPHS DALTA College of Maritime Education (Las Piñas Campus)
 - UPHS JONELTA College of Maritime Education (Biñan Campus)
 - UPHSL Maritime Training Center, Inc. (Cabuyao, Laguna)

Executive Director for International Student Affairs
 - University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Las Piñas Campus)

 

Contents

1. Education

2. Major Positions Held at Philippine Coast Guard

3. Sea Duty Assignments on Board PN and PCG Vessels

4. Earlier Assignments with PN and PCG

5. Major International Positions Held

6. Major Awards Received

7.Personal/ Family Profile

8. Plans

9. Contact information

 

Education


Graduated from the University of St La Salle
with Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy
with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
(New London, CT, USA- May 1979)

Studied at the Philippine Military Academy 
(Baguio City - 1973-1974)

Graduated from San Francisco High School 
(Quezon City - April 1971)

Graduated from Esteban Abada Elementary School  
(Quezon City - April 1967)

 

Major Positions Held at Philippine Coast Guard


Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (June 1, 2018 – April 19, 2011)
Vice Commandant for Operations
Vice Commandant for Administration
Commander of Coast Guard Operating Forces
Commander of Coast Guard Education and Training Command
Commander of Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon
Commander of Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog
Commander of Coast Guard District Bicol
Chief of Coast Guard Staff
Pioneer Commander of Task Force Sea Marshal

 

Sea Duty Assignments on Board PN and PCG Vessels


Junior Billets served on board PN Vessels:
    BRP Sierra Madre (AL-57)
    BRP Marinduque (LF-36)
    On Board PCG Vessel:
    BRP Bessang Pass (SAR-75)

Executive Officer on Board PCG Vessel:
    BRP Corregidor (AE-891)

Commanding Officer of PCG Capital Ships:
    BRP Corregidor (AE-891) – Buoy and Lighthouse Tender
    BRP EDSA II (SARV-002) – Search and Rescue Vessel 

 

Earlier Assignments with PN and PCG


Pioneer Marine Environment Protection Officer (MEPO) of the National Operations Center for Oil Pollution (NOCOP)
Assistant Commander of Coast Guard Station Zamboanga
Commander of Coast Guard Station Bongao (Tawi-Tawi)
Commander of Coast Guard Station Bacolod (Negros Occidental)
Operations and Staff Intelligence Officer of the First Coast Guard District (now CGD NCR-CL)
Head of the Inventory Control and Systems Engineering Divisions of the Naval Logistics
Command Chief of Budget Branch of the Office of Naval Staff for Comptrollership    

 

Major International Positions Held


Chairman, 4th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies’ Meeting (HACGAM) – 2008
Chairman, 11th Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies Forum (APHOMSA) - 2010

 

Major Awards Received


The Order of Lakandula
Four (4) Coast Guard Legion of Honor Awards
Three (3) Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals
One (1) AFP Outstanding Achievement Medal
Two (2) Coast Guard Outstanding Achievement Medals
Two (2) Coast Guard Gawad sa Kaunlaran Medals
One (1) Coast Guard Bronze Cross Medal
Twenty (20) Military and Coast Guard Merit Medals
Six (6) Military and Coast Guard Commendation Medals
Several Campaign Medals, Plaques, Certificates of Merit/ Appreciation
Letters of Commendations
Ulirang Ama Awardee (2015)


Personal/ Family Profile


Admiral Tamayo was born in Cavite City on April 22, 1955. He is married to the former Miss Anna Marie Parillas, a practicing dentist, and they are blessed with three (3) children namely John Santeo, Jan Marlina, and Joshua William. He is the son of the late LT Teofilo Loyola Tamayo PN(Ret) and the former Marina Gonzales Doria of San Carlos City and Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, respectively. 

 

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Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo PCG(Ret), Executive Director for International Student Affairs (Las Piñas Campus) and at the same time, Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs, together with UPHSD CME Deans – Captain Lexington Calumpang, Chiefmate Danilo Lumbres, and Engr Verna Azucena, QAM Engr Lanie Morabe, Training Director C/M James Nikko Hosana, and Training Manager Rosejoy Malalad, welcome school officials from Papua New Guinea yesterday, July 18, 2019 for prospective education consultancy partnership.

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