Two (2) officials from the Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders (CAJS) comprised of its Managing Director, Mr Sekimoto, and Mr Takashi Shioiri, Director, Shipbuilding JETRO Singapore, will extend their follow-on visit to the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Las Piñas Campus) on Oct 10, 2019 in preparation for the planned MOA signing between CAJS and UPHSD concerning internship program that will be implemented at the member shipyards of CAJS under the auspices of the Nippon Foundation.

The said internship program will provide deserving UPHSD BS Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (BSNAME) studentsand/or graduates the opportunity to acquire high level of expertise by allowing the interns the opportunity to experience practical training in any of the CAJS member shipyards.

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Monday, 28 October 2019 11:23

Passionate Coastguarding

During its 26th anniversary celebration in June 2009. Coast Guard District Western Visayas adopted seemingly “old-new” theme- passionate coastguarding. Old because “passion” is an oft-used word to describe something or someone of intensity, to the point of being a cliché. New because the word is not a favorite to describe or characterize a technical thing, more so a technical service that is engaged in the serious business of safety and security. But despite the lack of bravado, they are interesting and substantial words that one can live by.

As the Philippine Coast Guard celebrates its 108th founding anniversary, there is that compelling urge to visit those words anew. For the words seem to sound a theme good not only for one anniversary but for many anniversaries. It might even be a theme for “all seasons”.

At a glance it may seem unlikely theme. The words do not seem to fit, or go along well like a mismatched pair. It doesn’t evoke the aura of loftiness, nay seriousness of common themes – say “Dedicated and Committed Coast Guard”. It also doesn’t conjure the nationalistic fervor of one framed in the national language, like – “Malinis, mapayapa at ligtas na karagatan” Still, the words have certain charm and appeal that seem to resonate well to those who desire (or demand) more from the Coast Guard. They reflect the yearning better and go beyond the normal. Although the operative word is coast guarding, one cannot help to be titillated by the modifier. Indeed, one is wont to think of the sensual or temporal when we speak of “passionate”, ignoring its other equally interesting meanings. Even the Greek ‘pathos’ where the word passionate was derived exudes several meanings e.g. – something that happen to you bad or good, intense feelings of want or need, showing great love and affection, etc. Just the first two definitions could already evoke a wide spectrum of meanings and interpretations, a testament to the encompassing and overarching power of the word.

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Monday, 28 October 2019 11:18

CG District Southern Tagalog: In Review

Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL) is located in the fast rising economic center of the country where the Strong Republic Nautical Highway connects the five(5) major ports that ply the following routes: Batangas – Calapan; Batangas – Romblon; Batangas – Abra de Ilog; Roxas – Caticlan and Lucena – Marinduque. Through the years, the CGDSTL amidst the enormous responsibility at hand was able to perform its multifarious functions and address needs of the maritime community in the area of responsibility. In line with the Commandant’s COMPASS: Capacity Building Measures, Operating  Environment Awareness, Aggressive Training and Recruitment, Strategic Deployments and Visibility, Total Vigilance and Preparedness, Growth in Service and Support System, Unity of Action Through Partnership, Accountable Finance and Logistic System, Responsible Maritime Governance, Development of Doctrines and Maritime Regimes. Parallel to the program ensuring safer ships, cleaner seas and secure maritime environment, the following are the CGDSTL’S accomplishment for this year.

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UPHSD CME Maritime Days' 2019 celebration in observance of the 24th National Seafarers'Day. "Marinong Filipino-Kababaihan: Palakasin sa Industriya."

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Few may choose to tread the long and narrow path but as the Bible tells us, it is the path that leads to something better and brighter. When first the PCG was separated from the PN, not many dared to cast their lots with it. What happened resonates deeply with the concept of maritime trade of olden days when a voyage is deemed an adventure redolent with risks and danger yet may unexpectedly turn into a highly profitable endeavor. The PCG experience is parallel to that part of maritime history. Yet it has now emerged successful in the gamble that it took 11 years ago. To date the PCG Bill or the law that seeks to not only update RA 5173 as amended but also to modernize and empower the Philippine Coast Guard has already reached 3rd reading in the Senate, thanks to the unanimous support of the Senate Committee on National Defense, Chaired by Sen. Rodolfo Biazon and the whole Philippine Senate. It has now been calendared to be presented in the bicameral session of Congress on November 2009.

            In anticipation of the passage of SB 3389, a cursory look into the salient provisions of the would be Coast Guard law will help everyone, PCG personnel and the public alike, to understand the Coast Guard as an entity. One of the most basic changes that SB No. 3389 made  is as follows:

            SEC 2. Establishment. – The Philippine Coast Guard, hereinafter referred to as the PCG, is hereby established as an armed and uniformed service attached to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC): Provided, That in times of war,  as declared by congress, the PCG or parts thereof, shall be attached to the Department of Nationals Defense.

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The much daunted “global crisis” has prompted some of the world’s leading financial technocrats and managers to review and redefine their respective country’s existing trading and economic policies in order to mitigate the long –term. In this case of the Philippines, our country is “probably fortunate” to have the usual financial miracle coming from the much need Dollar remittances from the more than Ten (10) million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) that span from Europe, Middle East, Austral-Asia and the continental United States including all oceans of the world (of course, we have to include our seafarers). The infusion of the green bucks from our OFWs, more often stabilizes the country’s Balance of Payment thereby alleviating our country’s dependency on the U.S. dollar. But for how long are we going to be dependent on our OFW remittances in order to literally save our economy from unforeseen fortuitous economic events?

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Saturday, 26 October 2019 11:46

UPHSD CME CELEBRATES MARITIME WEEK

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA will hold its traditional Maritime Week Celebration from Sept 22-29, 2019 in a simple but meaningful manner.

Timed with the observance of National Seafarer’s Day with the theme: “Marinong Filipino-Kababaihan: PalakasinsaIndustriya!”,Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo PCG(Ret), Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs (SEVPMA), and at the same time the Executive Director, International Student Affairs, has enjoined the College of Maritime Education, through its Deans-Capt Lexington Calumpang, ChiefmateDaniloLumbres, and Engr Verna Azucena to enliven the spirit of the week-long celebration in honor of seafarers around the world, often dubbed as the world’s silent or day-to-day heroes.

Perpetualite cadets will participate in the following activities within the campus, and in most of the activities organized in celebration of the 24th National Seafarers’ Day which has adopted the IMO Theme: Empowering Women in the Maritime Community. Engr Rodolfo Nava, Adviser of UPHSD CME Maritime Student Council, is designated in-charge of all the preparations.

24th National Seafarers’ Day Activities

D A T E

A C T I V I T I E S

Sep 22, Sunday, 0700H

AMOSUP Kick-off Mass at Seafarer’s Statue,  Baywalk

Sep 23, Monday,1700H

HARANA by the Bay (PCG Philharmonic Orchestra), Baywalk Manila

Sep 24, Tuesday, 1400H

PASIKLABAN 2019 (AIMS Compound, Pasay City)

Sep 25, Wednesday,

Boodle Fight Lunch Time –LUSWELF

Sep 26, Thursday

Boses ng Marino Karaoke Challenge (Whole Day), LUSWELF AMOSUP Covention Hall, Intramuros, Manila

0800H – 11th On-the-Spot ART Contest

1300H – 16th Oratorical Contest

Sep 27, Friday

6th NSD-SeamanOnLine Wacky at Sea Photo Contest

Western Union – Ten Outstanding Maritime Students of the Philippines (TOMSP) 2019 Judging

Sep 29, Sunday 0700H       

PCG Compound Memorial at Sea – Rite of Remembrance (Ecumenical Service)

 

0630H -24th NSD Grand Parade (Assembly at Raja Sulayman Park,Roxas Blvd, Manila)

 

0900H - Holy Eucharist

 

1000H - NSD Program

 

Awarding of NSD Contests Winner

 

On the spot art

Sep 29, Sunday

-Oratorical,

 

-Boses ng Marino Karaoke Chalenge,

 

-WackyPhoto at Sea,and

 

-Western Union’s TOMSP

 

1200H - End of Program

 

On-Campus Activities:

 

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITIES

Sep 25 (Wednesday)

 

 

0800H-0900H

 

1400H-1900H

 

 

 

Mass (UPHSD Chapel)

 

IF  -   Opening of Maritime Days

 

     -    UPHSD CME Video Presentation

 

-       Investiture and Orientation of New Students

 

-       Health Awareness Seminar

 

-       Static Display (Sep 25-26, 2019)

 

-       Opening of Fellowship Games

 

Sep 26

(Thursday)

 

 

0800H-1900H

 

Continuation of Games

 

·         Basketball/ Football

 

·         Track and Field

 

·         Chess, and Swimming

 

·         Tug of War

 

        (Special Edition: Teaching vs Non-Teaching)

 

Boodle Fight

 

 

 

Sep 27

(Friday)

 

1200H-1700H

1830H-2100H

 

Continuation of Games

 

Mr./Ms. Maritime Night

 

Awarding Ceremonies

 

 

The SEVPMA is thus expecting all members of the UPHS DALTA and JONELTA maritime faculty and staff, and their respective cadets to actively participate in the week-long celebration as the University of Perpetual Help System continues to advocate its time-honored guiding principle that “Character Building is Nation Building

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Education, has been often defined, “is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual”. Education also is a process of educating or teaching and its only purpose is to teach a student how to live his life – by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality.

Integral in achieving the Command’s goal is the development of a Coast Guard wide management culture for all the Officers and personnel. And as the Philippines Coast Guard diligently performs its mandated tasks of ensuring safety, security and protecting the marine environment, it also has to maintain its competitiveness with other agencies as well as other institutions. Further, with the realization of the need for improving the student’s capabilities as well as the quality of instructors, a comprehensive analysis and hands-on alignment of educational practices across all levels and leadership of its personnel was developed.

Improving the PCG’s efficiency through education, training, structures, and system development is the key towards national and global competitiveness. This approach enables the organization to efficiently achieve its set of objectives.

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Saturday, 26 October 2019 11:30

THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD ACADEMY

When the Philippine Coast Guard separated from the Philippine Navy in 1998, its initial Corps of Officers is composed of men and women with multifarious backgrounds and areas of expertise. In order to cope with the personnel and material growth of the organization, the PCG started its own Officer procurement and Enlisted Personnel recruitment in 2000. The Coast Guard Education and Training Command served the purpose of providing the basic training and education needs of the new Officers and Enlisted Personnel. They were also cross-trained with other maritime training institutions to further enhance their knowledge and skills, thus allowing them to cope with the ever-developing standardization requirements of the maritime industry.

Yet, the continous growth of local and international shipping – the PCG’s main clientele demands that the organization further grow and expand in terms of men and materiel. Thus,.in its amended 15-Year Development Program, the PCG intends to reach a troop ceiling of 25,000 Officers and Enlisted Personnel by year 2020.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Tour of Duty: To promote safety of life and property at sea, safeguard the marine environment and resources, enforce all applicable laws within the Philippine waters, assist in maritime security operations, conduct search and rescue, and perform other activities in support of national development.

Mission Analysis

Tour of Duty: The major areas of government concerns under President Aquino’s administration are Transformational Leadership, Economy, Government Service, Gender Equality, Peace and Order, and Environment. Through transparent and accountable leadership, the PCG will continue to make itself more relevant as a multi-mission ma service-oriented organization. A sound economy will entail an efficient, safe, secure, environmentally-responsible and seamless maritime transportation system.

Hence, as a 24/7 seagoing agency, it is the inherent duty of the PCG to promote safety of life and property at sea. The unpredictable surge of weather caused by global climate change indicated the need for the PCG to further develop its capability as the premier maritime search and res. cue agency and at the same time, as a disaster response agency in support of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the LGUs.

The Philippines being blessed with pristine beaches and awesome wonders of nature has become one of the prime tourist destinations in Asia. With the potential of the tourist industry to further enhance the economy of the country, there is a need to upgrade and maintain the security and integrity of our country and its marine environment. Thus, the PCG must be sufficiently manned, well-equipped and prepared to address both the traditional and emerging challenges.

As champions of the environment, the PCG continues to safeguard the country's rich marine resources from threats due to maritime accidents and other irresponsible uses of seas and other navigable waterways. Through effective law enforcement and enhanced security coverage along the country's ports, harbors, and maritime destinations, the PCG will make sure that terrorism, piracy and other forms of illegal activities have no place in our waterways and shores.

Through effective and sustained coordination and interoperability with the other armed services and agencies of the government, our country will be assured that unlawful groups are provided neither haven nor refuge. This will be realized through PCG's increasing capacity for Presence, Preparedness, Partnership, Professionalism, and Passion to serve.

In the light of these contemporaneous developments, the PCG is in process of upgrading, acquiring, and maintaining its modest capability through

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