Ten men and women from various government workforces of Catanduanes were appointed to the service of the Philippine Coast guard Auxiliary (PCGA) as new officers of the 905th CGAS in a Joint PCGA Induction, Promotion, and Awarding Ceremonies held on March 22, 2022, at Alyssa Convention Hall, Alyssa Hotel, Legazpi City.
Joining the ranks are AUX CDR A F LAMBAN PCGA, AUX CDR E R TUBORO PCGA, AUX CDR O R MENDOZA PCGA, AUX LCDR M V TIU PCGA, AUX LCDR M J T TEVES PCGA, AUX LCDR MA V D BAGADIONG PCGA, AUX LCDR A V RAMOS PCGA, AUX LCDR S B TOLENTINO PCGA, AUX LT L J T TONIO PCGA, and AUX ENS J T JOSON PCGA.
The new PCGA officers took their oath, along with other inductees from 901st CGAS Albay and 904th CGAS Sorsogon before CG COMMO GIOVANNI G BERGANTIN, the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the event.
In the same event, AUX CAPT ARIEL E TABIRARA PCGA and AUX CAPT STEVEN JAMES G DINO PCGA (CSP) were awarded the Distinguished Medal for their exceptional services and support that have greatly contributed to the accomplishments and success of Coast Guard District Bicol. Also present were other PCG officers and PCGA officers led by District Director, CGADBCL, AUX COMMO ROGELIO T ORILLOSA JR, PCGA.
The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) is a civilian volunteer organization formed to assist the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the promotion of safety of life and property at sea, preservation of the marine environment and its resources, conduct maritime search and rescue, maintenance of aids to navigation, recreational safety and other activities that enhance maritime community relations and assist in youth development programs.
In another event, during the 23rd Founding Anniversary of Coast Guard District Bicol held 24th March 2022 at CGDBCL Headquarters, Legazpi City, the 905th CGAS Catanduanes was adjudged as the “Coast Guard District Bicol PCGA Squadron of the Year 2021.” AUX ENS MA JOSEPHINE B CORREO PCGA, Chief of Staff/Director CCAD was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for meritorious and invaluable services rendered to CGDBCL in sharing vital resources, manpower, and untiring support which immensely contributed to the overall accomplishments of CGDBCL.