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Finance and logisticts are the very lifeblood of any operation. Without a good finance and logistics support system, to conduct of promt and sustained Coast Guard operations will not be possible. With the end view of proving the performance of its mandated functions, the PCG continues to ensure than an efficient and effective finance and logistics sytem is in place to support the various roles it has to perform in a rapidly changing maritime envinronment. A carefully planned, developed and periodecally reviewed and analyzed logistic support sytem is needed to ensure that field operating units, units afloat and air assets strategically deployed and positioned nationwide are promptly and sufficiently supported in their operational  and material requirements. The logistics support system must encompass the entirely of PCG operations from prevention, mitigation, and preparedness, up to response and rehabilitation. To achieve this, the following priorities are put in place:

Logistics support is focused towards the timely and cost-effective delivery of supplies, materials, equipment and services to PCG units and personnel.

Basic support systems and facilities are continuosly established and or maintained in support of the PCG Deployment Program.

Mobility assets are maintained and operated through credible maintenance and repair program.

Economic measures are observed in all logistical activities through the timely procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and services, energy conversation measures and other cost-cutting initiatives.

Information technology equipment and systems are upgraded for improved logistics and financial management in support of PCG operations.

The thrusts of the financial service or component of the organization are geared towards the following areas:

Continuing conduct of activities to accomplish the PCG mission such as:

I. Promotion of maritime safety and security.

II. Effective conduct of search and rescue

III. Enhanced protection of the marine environment

The Specialized Medical Assistance Response Teamhave actively participated in disaster response and training activities around the country. The SMART has trained not only PCG personnel but likewise personnel from the other uniformed services, government agencies, and local government units. The TF SMART is a vital component of the PCG's Deployable Response Group or DRG.

Personnel and equipment readiness are evaluated through actual demonstrations or exercises in appropriare areas open to the public for viewing. Every demonstration or exercise does not only enhance PCG confidence building measures but aids in the orhanization's capacity building measures by honing the skills and teamwork of personnel.

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Accountable Finance and Logistics System

Finance and logisticts are the very lifeblood of any operation. Without a good finance and logistics support system, to conduct of promt and sustained Coast Guard operations will not be possible. With the end view of proving the performance of its mandated functions, the PCG continues to ensure than an efficient and effective finance and logistics sytem is in place to support the various roles it has to perform in a rapidly changing maritime envinronment. A carefully planned, developed and periodecally reviewed and analyzed logistic support sytem is needed to ensure that field operating units, units afloat and air assets strategically deployed and positioned nationwide are promptly and sufficiently supported in their operational  and material requirements. The logistics support system must encompass the entirely of PCG operations from prevention, mitigation, and preparedness, up to response and rehabilitation. To achieve this, the following priorities are put in place:

Logistics support is focused towards the timely and cost-effective delivery of supplies, materials, equipment and services to PCG units and personnel.

Basic support systems and facilities are continuosly established and or maintained in support of the PCG Deployment Program.

Mobility assets are maintained and operated through credible maintenance and repair program.

Economic measures are observed in all logistical activities through the timely procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and services, energy conversation measures and other cost-cutting initiatives.

Information technology equipment and systems are upgraded for improved logistics and financial management in support of PCG operations.

The thrusts of the financial service or component of the organization are geared towards the following areas:

Continuing conduct of activities to accomplish the PCG mission such as:

I. Promotion of maritime safety and security.

II. Effective conduct of search and rescue

III. Enhanced protection of the marine environment

The Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (SMART)

The Specialized Medical Assistance Response Teamhave actively participated in disaster response and training activities around the country. The SMART has trained not only PCG personnel but likewise personnel from the other uniformed services, government agencies, and local government units. The TF SMART is a vital component of the PCG's Deployable Response Group or DRG.

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Personnel and equipment readiness are evaluated through actual demonstrations or exercises in appropriare areas open to the public for viewing. Every demonstration or exercise does not only enhance PCG confidence building measures but aids in the orhanization's capacity building measures by honing the skills and teamwork of personnel.

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Admiral Tamayo, JIATF West Director Tomney Discuss Areas of Cooperation

Philippine Coast Guard commandant Adm. Wilfredo D. Tamayo hailed the visit of United States Coast Guard Rear Adm. Christopher J. Tomney, the director of Joint Inter-Agency Task Force West, Jan. 7, at the PCG headquarters in Manila, describing it as “fruitful” as they discussed more areas of “cooperation.” The JIATF West is based in Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center in Hawaii. Tamayo and Tomney in their talk on areas of cooperation, delved on “cross-training programs” and “conduct of mobile training to improve and effectively address maritime challenges.” The Philippines, an archipelago and a maritime country, consists of more than 7,000 islands with a total of some 36,000-kilometer coastal stretch, one of the world’s longest. Tomney was presented a PCG plaque of appreciation by Tamayo during the former’s visit to the PCG headquarters. In welcoming Tomney, Tamayo was joined by Vice Adm. Ramon Liwag, PCG vice commnan for operations; Rear Adm. Edmund Tan, PCG vice commandant for administration; Commodore Gilbert Rueras, commander of PCG Maritime Safety Services Command, Commodore Lino Dabi, commander of PCG Marine Envionmental Protection Command, Commodore Aaron Reconquista, commander of PCG Air Group who was a classmate of Rear Admiral Tomney at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, class 1986, and Cdr. Timoteo Borja, commanding officer of the PCG Intelligence Group. Tomney thanked the entire PCG for the warm welcome and reception accorded him by the PCG command.

Source: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/356665/admiral-tamayo-jiatf-west-director-tomney-discuss-areas-cooperation

JIATF Director visits Philippine CG Commandant

Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo '79 welcomed US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Christopher J. Tomney '86, Director of Joint Interagency Task Force West based in Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center, Hawaii at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard last Oct 7, 2010. Admiral Tamayo discussed with RADM Tomney the possibility of more areas of cooperation in terms of cross-training programs and conduct of mobile training.

Vice Admiral Ramon Liwag, Vice Commandant for Operations, Rear Admiral Edmund Tan, Vice Commandant for Administration, Commodore Gilbert Rueras '82, Commander of Maritime Safety Services Command, Commodore Aaron Reconquista '86, Commander of Coast Guard Air Group and classmate of Rear Admiral Tomney at the US Coast Guard Academy, and Commander Tim Borja of Coast Guard Intelligence joined the Commandant PCG in welcoming the JIATF West Director and party.

Source: https://www.cgaparents.org/s/1043/uscga/index.aspx?sid=1043&gid=1&pgid=252&cid=2424&ecid=2424&crid=0

Missing Boat with 5 Americans Found in Philippines

Searchers from the Philippine coast guard found five missing Americans on board a sailboat that was reported missing en route from Guam. All were in good health, officials said Sunday.

A search ship guided by a spotter plane located the 38-foot (11-meter) catamaran The Pineapple after it was spotted off the southern island of Dinagat, coast guard chief Adm. Wilfredo Tamayo said. The rescuers were escorting the vessel to its original destination on central Cebu island, he said.

"They apparently had engine trouble while in rough seas," Tamayo told The Associated Press, adding that he was awaiting other details.

The sailboat left Guam on Jan. 6 on a trip that normally would take seven to 10 days, officials said. Relatives of the Americans contacted the U.S. Coast Guard when it had not reached its destination by Jan. 18, they said. The U.S. Coast Guard then asked the Philippines to help in the search.

Guam, a U.S. territory, is about 1,400 miles (2,290 kilometers) east of Cebu, where heavy rains and rough seas have been reported in recent weeks.

"They're all in fine health," Tamayo said of the four men and a woman on board the boat, including a Filipino-American in the U.S. Air Force. Their identities and hometowns have not been released by the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

A Philippine coast guard plane spotted the sailboat on Saturday but could not identify the vessel due to poor visibility. The plane returned after the weather cleared Sunday and confirmed it was the missing boat, Tamayo said.

A video taken from a search plane showed four of the Americans on top of the white-hulled catamaran, one apparently waving, as a rubber boat with coast guard personnel approached.

U.S. authorities were informed of the discovery and have been in touch with Philippine officials to provide help to the Americans, U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Thompson said.

Many Philippine provinces, particularly in the east, have experienced rough seas amid unusually heavy rains since late December. At least 68 people have died and 26 others remain missing from the stormy weather set off by a cold front.

The coast guard rescued 260 of 277 people aboard nearly a dozen boats that sank, overturned or ran into trouble last week due to the inclement weather. Fifteen remain missing while two drowned, the officials said.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/missing-boat-with-5-americans-found-in-philippines