15 May 2017

News Story: Phl, Japanese coast guards hold anti-sea piracy drills

Philippine Coast Guard Vessel
By Evelyn Macairan

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) held yesterday anti-sea piracy exercises in Mindanao to prevent threats posed by terrorists like the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

The PCG and the JCG held joint anti-sea piracy exercises in Jolo, Sulu and the Celebes Sea while maritime law enforcement training exercises would be held from May 30 until June 3 in the Davao Gulf.

When asked if there was a chance the ASG would attack the PCG and JCG assets and personnel taking part in the one-day exercise, PCG officer-in-charge Commodore Joel Garcia said, “I don’t think so.”

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