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Coast Guard personnel anticipated to exceed 24,000 in 2022

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. STORY: Coast Guard personnel poised to exceed 24,000 in 2022

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. (FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) expects its personnel to develop by over 24,000 in 2022 after new recruits full their coaching, the Division of Transportation (DOTr), its mum or dad company, mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.

The PCG energy is over 22,000 members — 2,636 officers (878 females and 1,758 males) and 19,754 non-officers (2,831 females and 16,923 males).

There are additionally 221 civilian PCG staff (163 are females and 58 are males), whereas 1,757 extra are anticipated to complete coaching this yr, bringing the overall to 24,368.

The personnel growth is a part of the PCG modernization program, which Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade mentioned would additional develop to 35,000 sooner or later.

“The Philippine Coast Guard at this time has flown excessive. We began with round 8,000 personnel. Now, we’re going to have greater than 22,000 members. I count on extra. I need the PCG to have extra members that’s why I wish to have extra auxiliaries,” Tugade mentioned.

Tugade mentioned PCG Auxiliaries now have a energy of 19,767. The PCG Common Auxiliarists are 19,510 and the PCG Government Auxiliarists are 257, largely composed of fishermen, boat homeowners and operators, and neighborhood leaders.

In the meantime, the PCG Commandant, Adm. Artemio M Abu, mentioned {that a} sturdy workforce increase the aptitude of the group to implement its maritime-related mandates and conduct catastrophe response operations throughout calamities and through this COVID-19 pandemic.

“Your Coast Guard at this time, particularly on this time of pandemic and through calamities, is seen anyplace and all over the place. Our women and men are deployed, not solely in coastal areas, but additionally in airports, roads, and different transport hubs to in the end uphold public well being and security,” Abu mentioned in the identical assertion.


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