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PCG officer in Balintang shooting pleads not guilty

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A commanding officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday pleaded not guilty to the crime of homicide for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in Balintang Channel in May last year.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Batanes Court schedules arraignment of PCG men for July 7

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Taiwanese investigators look at a portion of a ship involved in the alleged shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman as they ride a rubber boat with the Philippine Coast Guard on Tuesday May 28, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The Basco Batanes Regional Trial Court Branch 13 has scheduled the arraignment of the members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel criminally charged for the death of Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih cheng last year for July 7.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Job to die for: Seaman now a teacher on Pagasa Island

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Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

It’s a “first in the history of the Philippine Coast Guard” and the command is very proud of it.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Faster boats boost arrests of poachers, but more needed

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Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With a cruising speed of 24 knots, the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) boats jointly operated by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, a Department of Agriculture-attached agency, can outrun the boats used by foreign and local illegal fishermen and poachers.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCG men in slay of Taiwanese fisherman post bail

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Fishermen Indonesian Imam Buchaeri, left, Taiwanese Hong Jie Shang, center, and Hong Yu Zhi, right, listen during the start of a hearing at the Philippine Department of Justice in Manila. They testified at the hearing against eight members of the Philippine Coast Guard involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman.  AP FILE PHOTO

The members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) slapped with homicide case for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in May last year posted bail for their temporary liberty.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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