The Coast Guard's 5 Ps

Tour of Duty

Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo


In the implementation of the thrusts specified in the Commandant's Compass, the PCG has institutionalized the implementation of the PCG five Ps namely Presence, Preparedness, Partnership, Professionalism and Passion to Serve.


Every PCG personnel is a reflection of the Coast Guard organization. Hence, proper order and decorum must be observed at all times particularly in dealing with constituents and clientele.

Coast Guard presence does not only mean physical presence in the offices but rather being on board the ship when inspection is required to be done; it means being visible on- shore, in the ports and/or at sea for the conduct of boarding and inspection of vessels, SAR and/or disaster response operations, oil and chemical spill response, ATON runs, maritime law enforcement, maritime security operations and good community relations through stronger PCG-PCGA partnership, public information dissemination, medical/dental missions, water search and rescue or lifesaving courses, and other humanitarian activities.

It also means initiating or attending more interagency or stakeholders' meetings especially when immediate action is warranted, information promptly disseminated. And concerns discussed or resolved. Increased presence means enhanced awareness of the Filipino people about the existence and relevance of the Philippine Coast Guard and the much-needed accessibility of the public to Coast Guard services on a 24/7 basis.