Philippine Coast Guard to construct stations in Calayan Island

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be constructing stations in Calayan Island in the province of Cagayan. In line with this, PCG commandant Admiral George Ursabia Jr. and Calayan Island Mayor Joseph M. Llopis signed the deed of donation for a 1000-square-meter land.

“The establishment of Coast Guard stations and/or sub-stations at an approximately 1,000-square-meter land area in the island will not only enhance maritime law enforcement, maritime security, maritime safety, maritime search and rescue, and marine environmental protection in the northern part of Luzon, but also in the waters of the West Philippine Sea,” PCG said.

“During the signing ceremony, Admiral Ursabia expressed his sincerest gratitude to the local government of Calayan Island for supporting the Coast Guard, specifically in strengthening its visibility in the region,” it added.