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Four members of the Task Force Sea Marshall will receive International Maritime Organization (IMO) Certificates of Commendation at IMO Headquarters on November 24, 2010. Ambassador Efthimios Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary-General, said Task Force Sea Marshal members PO2 Samuel B. Boniol PCG, PO3 Anifer S. Bucao PN, SN1 Oliver S. Cogo PN, and SPO3 Loreto F. Justo PNP will receive Certificates of Commendation.The commendation is in recognition of their actions in the evacuation and disembarkation of more than 900 passengers from the M/V Super Ferry 9 last year near the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, Commandant of the Philippines Coast Guard, pioneered the activation of Task Force Sea Marshal (TFSM) in March 2004 which is the PCG's major contribution to the government's campaign against terrorism following the Superferry 14 bombing incident. TFSM deploys a composite team of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, and ship's security personel on board passenger vessels departing from various ports and act as security for the vessel while on high seas. The TFSM is composed of about 200 officers and personnel and is under the operational control of Commodore Luis Tuason, the Commander of Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon.

    The Philippines Cost Guard (PCG) will develop procedures in retrieving fisherman and their motorbancas from sea during typhoons in view of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino's Directive. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Wilfredo D. Tamayo has directed all Coast Guard District Commanders to take more proactive steps or measures in notifying or recalling fishermen before the onset of or during severe weather conditions.

Coast Guard Districts were directed to ensure that Stations and Detachments initiate aggresive public information dissemination in warning costal residents, and local fishermen before Low Pressure Area develops in to storm or typhoon. Admiral Tamayo also directed all Coast Guard stations and detachments to seek assistance from the PCG Auxiliaries, LGUs, Office of Civil Defense, Provincial disaster Coordinating Council, and media groups in the dissemination of information.

It will be recalled that the last April 2009, a Memorandum of Agreement was forged involving the MARINA, PCG, PNP Maritime Group (PNG-MG), Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), and Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) on the deputation of maritime enforcement functions. In 2004,Executive Order 305 devolved to City and Municipal Go-vernments the registration of fishing vessels three (3) gross tons and below. Said enforcement function was formerly performed by the PCG, as deputized by MARINA, prior to the said Executive Order.

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Younger Days in Uniform to My Retirement Days.

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From my younger days in uniform to my retirement days. Happy and blessed to have served in uniform for 36 years. . . . yet, continues to serve in every way I can in every journey. God is good.

Bonding with family


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Bonding with family - so priceless and timeless. Time flies so fast, thus needs to be filled with fond and lovely memories.

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Philippine Coast Guard lifesavers/ rescuers donating blood to Red Cross with Ms Rosa Rosal leading the important event.

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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