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New coast guard personnel from Kalinga recognized

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Recognition for a job well done is a powerful tool in promoting greatness such that the provincial government of Kalinga made it a practice to allot time to commend those worth recognizing.

During the flag ceremony held Monday, May 29, Governor James Edduba and others under the PLGU umbrella honored new personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard from the province. The choice of the new personnel to serve the country, they said, is a ‘remarkable accomplishment.’

In his talk with the graduates of Coast Guard Non-Officers’ Course (CGNOC) Class 93-2022 “Landat Maragtas” and Class 94-2022 “Mabitalak”, Edduba said he is proud of the performance and discipline established by the personnel when they were yet on their training.

“The Ykalingas have consistently displayed exceptional commitment to their studies, leaving a lasting impression on those who interacted with them,” stated the Provincial Information Office in a press release.

Among those recognized were Apprentice Seamen (ASN) Jefferson Aguite, Sherwin D. Bentican, Van Damme Japhet P. Balisong, Andre Giovani A. Paclay, Christian B. Liagao, Val M. Onsar, Neil Patrick M. Villaluz, Rankine B. Banguiyao, Angelo B. Lumelay, Kim B. Lumelay, John Alexis P. Galay, Braxton A. Omli, snd Sawie A. Logab.

Additionally, ASN Russel James B. Bautista, Crispo Raye D. Apil, Vandulf A. Manadao, Aljon A. Basitao, Darius B. Accad, Tyron James L. Agurin, Crisanto A. Dalliyong, Geoffrey S. Canao, Ramil P. Omeccas, James B. Gomgom-o Jr., Mark Joshua B. Tuguinay, Arian Curt O. Jalmanzar, Ramon O. Nera Jr., Mori B. Caguay, Harison U. Dinulong, Reymar B. Ambida, Baron Lee G. Pasabing, and Terenceval L. Agurin likewise received applause from the provincial government.

Graduating in May 2023, the members of the “Landat Maragtas” and “Mabitalak” classes hurdled six-month-long mental and physical training that developed their right attitude, commitment, character, discipline, and patriotism.

Speaking on behalf of the classes, Aguite who obtained the third highest overall grade of 92.49 percent, thanked the governor who played a role in their success. Also, he showed appreciation to their families and friend for supporting them morally and financially.


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