Under the scorching heat of the sun, 85 Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) trainees, composed of 57 males and 28 females, successfully finished the month-long Jungle Warfare and Mountain Operations Course (JWMOC) at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal on 04 September 2020.
Major General Arnulfo Marcelo B Burgos Jr of the Philippine Army (PA) graced the graduation ceremony. During his speech, MGen Burgos recognized the adaptability of the men and women of the PCG in response to threats to public safety and national security.
“The Philippine Army not only capacitates its forces, but also shares war-fighting competencies with other uniformed services and our graduates proved the scale of PCG’s commitment to help our government eradicate terrorism,” MGen Burgos added.
Together with Rear Admiral Joseph M Coyme of the Coast Guard Human Resource Management Command, Commodore Armand Balilo of the Coast Guard Public Affairs Office, and other Army officials, MGen Burgos expressed his warmest congratulations to the trainees who accomplished all challenges that led to the enhancement of their knowledge and skills in jungle warfare and more importantly, developed camaraderie, leadership, and discipline.
To conclude the ceremony, the PCG and PA signed a Memorandum of Partnership to further equip their commissioned officers and enlisted personnel in the performance of inter-service operability against threats to public safety and national security. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD