(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Thursday, 1 February 2024

PH, Vietnam coast guards ink deal on maritime cooperation

By Susan De Leon

(Photos courtesy: PCG)

MANILA, (PIA) -- Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Ronnie Gil Gavan, and Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) Commander, Major General Le Quang Dao, have formally signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on maritime cooperation in Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday, January 30.

The MOU strengthens the two parties' understanding, mutual trust, and confidence by developing a Joint Coast Guard Committee (JCGC) to discuss common issues and interests and establish a hotline communication mechanism between the PCG and VCG.

CG Admiral Gavan said this will enhance the strategic partnership and cooperation between the two Coast Guards toward promoting, preserving, and protecting their mutual interest in the Southeast Asian region.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong witnessed the exchange of bilateral documents between the two Coast Guard officials during the Chief Executive's state visit to Vietnam from January 29 to 31. (SDL/PIA-NCR)