CG to secure PH waters

The order, called by transport secretary Arthur Tugade, is a response to the security scare springing from the continuing crisis in Marawi.

Security intensified over PH waters in light of martial law

Rambo Talabong

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on June 5 ordered the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to intensify security over the country’s waters.

Through Department Order (DO) No. 2017-008, the PCG was directed “to take over the security supervision of ports, and shipping whether public or private, including the egress and ingress to all waterways from the Maritime Industrty Administration (Marina) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).”

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