Duterte names new Coast Guard chief
Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) - January 9, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte appointed yesterday Commodore Elson Hermogino as the new Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant, replacing officer-in-charge Commodore Joel Garcia.

Duterte signed the appointment, dated Jan. 4, of PCG Maritime Safety Service Command (MSSC) head Hermogino as the agency’s 27th commandant. 

Duterte also promoted to the rank of rear admiral Hermogino and three other officials – Garcia, Rolando Legaspi and Leopoldo Laroya.

PCG spokesman Capt. Armand Balilo said the PCG officers and men expressed their appreciation to Duterte for giving them a regular commandant and assured Hermogino of their full support.

“The PCG supports the appointment of the new commandant. Whoever is appointed, we will support,” said Balilo. –Alexis Romero

COMMODORE ELSON HERMOGINO PCG
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