The 109th Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron conducted another blood-letting project last March 10, 2001. It was held inside the PMI College in Manila. This project was in cooperation with the Philippine Maritime Institute and the Philippine National Red Cross.
The 109th CGAS held an induction of new members and awarding ceremonies for regular members last April 28, 2000 at the Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila. The Search and Rescue Tactical Action Group (SARTAG) performed a Search and Rescue (SAR) demonstration during this event. Pictures of this SAR Demo are now available in our Picture Gallery. Commodore Reuben Lista PCG, Deputy Commandant of the PCG, was the Guest of Honor of this event. Commodore Lista was impressed by the SAR Demo of the SARTAG. He was also optimistic that the newly formed SARTAG of the 109th CGAS will be able to assist the PCG during actual Search and Operations. And lastly, Commodore Lista told the 109th CGAS that he would integrate the SARTAG to the Search and Rescue Center of the Philippine Coast Guard.
The 109th CGAS will hold an induction of new members on April 28, 2000 at the Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila. Aside from the induction, there will be a promotion and awarding ceremony for old members. In addition, the first batch of the Search and Rescue Tactical Action Group (SARTAG) of the 109th CGAS will have their graduation. The SARTAG will perform a Search and Rescue (SAR) demonstration during this event.
The 109th Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron conducted a blood-letting project entitled "Dugo Mula Sa Puso" last February 17, 2000. It was held inside the PMI College in Manila. Numerous people, mostly from PMI and Westbay Colleges, donated blood to the Philippine National Red Cross. The 109th CGAS is very grateful to all the people who supported this project. Mabuhay!
The 109th Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron was awarded the Unit Citation Award for the year 1999. For more information about the award, go to our Awards and Decorations Page.
The 109th Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron Website was awarded the Eye Site Award and the Panache Award by the Krishir Collection Website. For more information about the awards, go to our Web Awards Page.
The 109th Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron Website is a "co-winner" for the People's Choice Award in the Government Category of the just concluded Philippine Web Awards. Here is an e-mail from Heinz Bulos, a member of the Awards Committee of the Philippine Webbys, verifying that the 109th PCGA Squadron Website is one of the winners.
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
Our apologies for the delayed reply. I had to take this up with the Organizing Committee, and it was decided to award you the People's Choice for Government, as "co-winner" of the Provincial Government of Bohol. We apologize for the oversight, as indeed we released the earlier press statement as you mentioned, but made a decision a few days before the awards night that it makes more sense that the winner of the Most Popular Site of the Year ought to win also in its category. Unfortunately, we were not able to send a press release on this matter. And so, we will give a plaque to award the People's Choice to you and release a press statement announcing the same. It is of course unfortunate that we can't go back to the awards night to do this more formally. Again, our apologies and our gratitude for bringing this up.
The complete list of winners in the 2nd Philippine Web Awards can be found at www.webbyawards.com.ph
The 109th CGAS is now recruiting new members. Interested parties can access our Recruitment Page or go to the 109th PCGA Squadron Headquarters located inside the Philippine Maritime Institute (PMI) Main Building at 419 W. Burke St. Sta.Cruz, Manila, Philippines. Application forms and the list of all the requirements needed for application are available there. Accepted applicants will be inducted on February 5, 2000 during the 2nd Year Anniversary of the 109th CGAS. You may call (632) 243-48-06 or e-mail the webmaster for more information.
The 109th CGAS held an induction of new members last October 8, 1999 at the Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila. The formal ceremony started at 1600H and ended at 1800H. The Guest of Honor was supposed to be Rear Admiral Manuel De Leon AFP who is the outgoing Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard but, he had an urgent meeting with President Joseph Estrada and Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Vicente C. Rivera in Cebu. Captain Fajardo, Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Philippine Coast Guard, took his place. Captain Fajardo is going to be promoted to the rank of Commodore and is the incoming Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard when Rear Admiral De Leon retires on October 15, 1999. Captain Fajardo, in his speech, reminded the 109th CGAS of its mission and functions. He also emphasized the importance of our environment especially our seas. After the formal ceremony, a dinner and ball was held inside the PCG Ward Room. PCG and PCGA personnel partied until 2300H.
Captain Virgilio Cloma PCGA, Squadron Commander of the 109th PCGA Squadron, approved that this site be the official website of the 109th PCGA Squadron. The 109th CGAS is the only squadron of the PCGA that has its own website. This will be formally announced during the induction of new members on October 8, 1999 at the PCG HQ in Manila.
The 109th CGAS participated in the International Coastal Clean Up Day last September 18, 1999. The PCG-PCGA 1st District was assigned to clean the Manila Bay at Roxas Boulevard. This affair lasted from 0800H until 1200H.
The 109th CGAS held an indoctrination course for applicants last September 11, 1999 at their headquarters in Manila. This was a whole day affair from 0800H to 1700H. This course covered interviews and lectures regarding the PCGA. The lecturers were LCDR. Chan PCGA and MCPO Mojica PCG.
The 109th CGAS conducted relief operations to people affected by the floods recently brought about by continuous monsoon rains. The squadron distributed relief goods at Camiling, Tarlac which was one of the heavily affected areas of the said calamity.
The 15th National Convention sponsored by the Ninth District of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary last July 30 - August 1, 1999 was successful. It was held at Concourse Convention Center in Legazpi City. The convention's theme was "Towards A Relevant and Responsive PCGA." Hon. Santanina Rasul of Bantay Dagat Foundation, Inc. and Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Vicente C. Rivera were among the special guests during this affair.
The First District of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary held their first District Conference last July 3-4, 1999 at the Subic Bay Yacht Club. The different plans and programs of the different squadrons under the First District PCGA were presented during the said conference. To view the plans and programs of the 109th CGAS, go to our Plans and Programs Page.
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