Coast Guard honors 2 officers for saving 70 trapped residents in Batangas during ‘Rolly’ onslaught

Published November 11, 2020, 3:52 PM

by Betheena Unite

Two officers of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were recognized for rescuing about 70 residents trapped in a subdivision in Batangas City during the onslaught of super typhoon Rolly.


Captain Geronimo Tuvilla, the acting station commander of the Coast Guard Station–Batangas and Lieutenant Commander Leandro Narvasa, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard K9 Field Operating Unit–Southern Tagalog were commended in a simple ceremony at the PCG District–Southern Tagalog on Tuesday, November 10.

According to Coast Guard, Tuvilla and Narvasa successfully rescued around 70 residents, who were trapped at the Tierra Verde Subdivision, Pallocan West in Batangas City as typhoon Rolly battered the province on November 1.

Petty Officer First Class Alexander Cenizal, the sub-station commander of the PCG Sub-Station–Calatagan was also recognized for the prompt rehabilitation of the Cape Santiago Lighthouse.

Commodore Tito Alvin Andal, commander of PCG District-Southern Tagalog said the timely rehabilitation of Cape Santiago was key to achieving the “zero maritime accident” in the province amid the super typhoon.

Andal expressed gratitude to the officers for their dedication to duty and in their prompt and reliable service to the nation as he encouraged them to continue being role models.