PCG on heightened alert for the opening of school classes – Bulletin de Manila

PCG on heightened alert for the opening of school classes

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has been placed on “high alert” ahead of the opening of classes for the 2022-2023 school year, it announced Tuesday, August 16.

(Philippine Coast Guard photo)

Admiral Artemio Abu, Commander of the PCG, ordered all Coast Guard districts, stations and sub-stations to increase their security and ensure the safety of students and other passengers traveling by sea in preparation for the opening of school classes on August 22.

The stricter implementation of security measures started on August 15 and will last until August 29 as part of the PCG’s contribution to the Ministry of Education’s “Oplan Balik Eskwela 2022” (DepEd).

PCG security personnel, K9 teams, medics and auxiliary PCG volunteers have been deployed to the field to manage all ports, harbors and passenger terminals, Abu noted.

(Philippine Coast Guard photo)

From 6 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, the PCG monitored a total of 28,449 outbound port passengers and 23,694 inbound port passengers nationwide.

The passengers came from 337 ships and 545 motorbancas inspected by 2,198 field officers.

On Monday, the surveillance peaked at 80,595 outbound port passengers and 68,081 inbound port passengers nationwide.



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