PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
PNoy to lead Coast Guard’s turnover of command ceremonyMANILA, Jan. 24 (PIA) -- President Benigno S. Aquino will lead on Tuesday afternoon, January 24, the ceremonial turnover of command of the Philippine Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila.
Vice Commandant for Operations Rear Admiral Edmund Tan will now head over 5,000 uniformed personnel and civilian employees of the Philippine Coast Guard replacing outgoing Coast Guard chief Admiral Ramon Liwag.
Admiral Liwag will retire from the military service today, coinciding with his 56th birthday. He is also a member of the Philippine Military Academy ‘Matapat’ Class of 1979.
Meanwhile, the newly-designated Coast Guard chief is a native of Dumaguete City and a member of the Philippine Military Academy ‘Mapitagan’ Class of 1980.
Rear Admiral Tan will be the 24th Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard. (PCG/RJB/JEG-PIA-NCR)