The delegation from the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP), led by the NDCP President LtGen Ferdinand M Cartujano PAF (Ret), together with the members of the Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Regular Course 58, conducted a field study visit at the Headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on 19 May 2023.
The Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard Admiral Artemio M Abu, welcomed and received the NDCP officials and MNSA RC 58 students.
The engagement with the Philippine Coast Guard provided a platform for collaboration and exchange of ideas in order to further understand the role of the Philippine Coast Guard in enforcing the laws within Philippine archipelagic and internal waters as well as promoting the country’s sovereign rights in its Exclusive Economic Zone, conducting maritime security operations, safeguarding life and property at sea, protecting the marine environment and resources, and defending our maritime boundaries and territories.
The said visit is part of the NSA 208 Strategy and Military Operations Module led by BGen Joel M Paloma PA, the Module Director. The Module provides an understanding of how states develop and execute their defense and military strategy.
By Mr. Francis Manolo S. Sucuano, Training Specialist I