PCG-Aklan has new head

February 9, 2013 9:43 am 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 8 -The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) –Aklan has a new head in the person of Lt. Commander Jimmy Oliver Vingno.

Vingno replaced Lt. Commander Terrence Alsosa who was reassigned to Capiz province.

The PCG-Aklan has jurisdiction over the vast Caticlan and Boracay shores.

The 33-year-old Vingno, a native of Zambales, said thatg what happen between him and Alsosa is a swap of assignment considering that he was formerly assigned at PCG-Roxas City, Capiz prior his assumption of the new post in Aklan.

He said the rotation policy is a normal routine among commanders of the PCG units elsewhere in the country, owing to the three long years of service rendered by Alsosa in Aklan.

Vingno said his new assignment is a big challenge to his career as Coast Guard commander in Aklan which has also jurisdiction over the world famous tourist destination of Boracay Island.

Thus, his number one priority is to ensure the safety of passenger vessels catering to tourists going to the island paradise.

On the other hand, the PCG-Aklan under his stewardship would also focus on maritime safety through proper inspection of documents to ensure compliance on the safety of life at sea to be observed by operators of motorized banca operators while plying their respective routes under his area of responsibility.

He is also scheduled to conduct a dialogue with stakeholders and owners of vessels to address their problems.

Vingno likewise said he would lobby for the acquisition of PCG needs, particularly floating assets like rubber boats, station building and manpower. (PNA)

CTB/AJP/VLORQUIOLA/VLO

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