Coast Guard trains 573 new recruits

Published October 20, 2021, 5:05 PM

by Waylon Galvez

A total of 573 recruits of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) have started their journey Tuesday, Oct. 19, as their six-month training began at the Regional Training Center in San Ramon, Zamboanga City.

New recruits participate in the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) training in Zamboanga City on Oct. 19, 2021. (Photo from PCG FB)

The aspiring Coast Guard members were subjected to military drills, basic soldiery, as well as other customs and traditions of the PCG.

The new recruits will also study the different mandates in the Coast Guard services particularly in maritime law enforcement, security, search and rescue, safety, and environmental protection.

During a convening ceremony of the Coast Guard Non-Officers’ Course (CGNOC) Class 85–2021, Commodore Roben De Guzman, deputy commander of PCG Education, Training, and Doctrine Command (CGETDC), and Commodore Luisito Sibayan, commander of the Coast Guard District Southwestern Mindanao (CGDSWM), delivered welcoming remarks and extended their well-wishes to the fresh recruits.

Prior to being part of the CGNOC Class 85–2021, the recruits had medical evaluation at health assessment.

The tests made sure that the new recruits are ‘physically fit’ in joining the rigorous training in the next six months.