The Philippine Coast Guard-Southern Visayas District will host an open house tour at the BRP Gabriela Silang on Friday, December 18, at the BREDCO Port in Bacolod City.
Captain Eduardo De Luna, PCG-Southern Visayas District Commander, said the tour will be open to all residents of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
De Luna said the tour is part of the celebration of PCG District Southern Visayas 3rd Founding Anniversary, wherein PCG commandant Admiral George Villareal Ursabia Jr. will serve as a guest speaker during the celebration, a press release from the Coast Guard said.
The PCG will also showcase its brand new PCG Airbus H145 Utility Helicopter that will be at the flight deck of the BRP Gabriela Silang, De Luna said.
He said the PCG will still strictly enforce health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shields and social distancing on residents who will visit the ship.
Other activities scheduled during the PCG district’s anniversary celebration include the ceremonial oath-taking and induction of the newly-recruited members of the PCG Auxiliary, ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement between the PCG district and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the ceremonial signing of agreements and usufruct for the opening and activation of the PCG Air Station-Hinoba-an.*