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Coast Guardians at your service

In the midst of the onslaught of typhoon “Fabian,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), headed by Commandant, Admiral George V Ursabia Jr, has mobilized its resources, and deployed its personnel in affected areas, to provide all the necessary assistance.

This is in response to the directive of DOTr Secretary Art Tugade, to immediately extend humanitarian service to our kababayans during this time.

In Marikina City, the Coast Guard District NCR - Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL) mobilized two (2) Deployable Response Groups, composed of 13 personnel from the NCR, and six (6) personnel from the Special Operations Group NCR - Central Luzon.

In coordination with the MDRRMO, the team is closely monitoring the water level in the city, particularly at the Marikina River and Brgy. Tumana, while proactively preparing for further actions to be taken, to ensure everyone’s safety and welfare.

Meanwhile, the CGDNCR-CL also mobilized a Deployable Response Group to Brgy. Burgos, Rodriguez, Rizal, composed of nine (9) personnel from the Headquarters Coast Guard District NCR-CL, and three (3) personnel from the Special Operations Unit NCR-CL.

An additional Deployable Response Group, composed of fifteen (15) personnel, was deployed by the Coast Guard Station Laguna, to further assist in the conduct of disaster response operations. Moreover, the team is on standby for possible search and rescue operations, as they are continuously monitoring and assessing the area. (DOTr)

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