PCG recognizes bravery of coast guard who saved over 50 lives

Aileen Cerrudo

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recognized Petty Officer Third Class (PO3) Ralph Barajan for his bravery in saving over 50 lives after the MV Siargao Princess sank off Sibonga, Cebu on November 7.

PO3 Barajan received a plaque of recognition and a cash incentive from the Office of Presidential Adviser for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Diño and the whole Central Visayan region.

“Diño said that Barajan’s bravery serves as an inspiration to the young generation to be selfless and be of service to others,” according to the Facebook post of the PCG.

Meanwhile, Commodore Ronnie Gavan also received an award for the PCG for its consistent, timely, and effective response to maritime emergencies resulting in zero casualties in the region.—AAC

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