Forty personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who served during the five-month Marawi City battle against terrorists were promoted. Personnel were mostly assigned to Special Operations Group and Anti-Terrorism Unit of PCG.
“Forty Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel received a spot promotion for their service in the five-month conflict between the government and the Maute group in Marawi,” the Department of Transportation said on March 11.
“Some officers were also given medals of merit,” DOTr added.
The PCG personnel with their sea assets spent days and nights patrolling the waters near Marawi City and Iligan City, DOTR said. “They were deployed to secure Lanao Lake and the port of Iligan to block terrorists, supplies, and logistics, from entering the city to reinforce the Maute fighters.”
DOTr said the PCG will be establishing a station in Marantao area of Marawi to continually serve as patrol force for peace and order, as well as protect the marine environment there and ensure the safety of travelers.