The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has conducted the ground breaking ceremony for the radar station in Balicasag Island, Panglao, Bohol.
“The radar station will enhance the maritime domain awareness (MDA), establish command and control, and enhance the response capability of PCG for the maritime security and safety of life and property at sea,” PCG said.
It added that this radar station in Balicasag is one of the 20 radar stations of PCG that will be established in southern Philippines and in Visayas region.
Commander of Coast Guard District Central Visayas Commodore Ronnie Gil L Gavan PCG, led the groundbreaking ceremony of Balicasag Radar Station together with the Commander of Coast Guard Weapons, Communications, Electronics and Information System Command, Commodore Jose William Isaga PCG and the Governor of Bohol, Honorable Arthur Yap attended the ceremony.
“The primary intention of the radar station in Balicasag is to provide monitoring maritime capability in the northern Mindanao area. Balicasag is situated almost on the southern part of the Central Visayas,” Gavan said.