The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has activated Coast Guard Station (CGS) Western Tawi-Tawi as frontier unit of the PCG in Philippines’ boundaries with Malaysia.
Coast Guard District South Western Mindanao commander Captain Ronnie Gil Gavan led the said activation ceremony with Congresswoman Ruby Sahali of Lone District Tawi Tawi and Mayor Bennie Oliveros of Turtle Islands Municipality at Taganak Island, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday, May 22.
PCG said CGS Western Tawi-Tawi will ensure the effective delivery of PCG services in the far flung areas of Turtle Islands and to its people.
It will also ensure strict enforcement of maritime laws where most of the vessels transiting in the area are left unguarded and unchallenged in terms of maritime safety.
“CGS Western Tawi-Tawi’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) will include the whole waters of Turtle Islands and will be consisting of two Coast Guard Sub-Stations, CGSS Taganak and CGSS Bakungan as its operating units,” PCG said.