THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed three scholars from the 14th PCG-Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) Cadetship and Scholarship Program, Class of 2027.
The scholars, Midshipman Fourth Class (M/4CL) Rembrandt Van Rijn Dalanao (Tabuk City, Kalinga), M/4CL King James Tagal (Tabuk City, Kalinga), and M/4CL Ronan Jeff Santoalia (San Jose, Cavite), pledged their commitment to service. The oath-taking and contract signing occurred at the PCG National Headquarters in Manila.
PCG commandant, Admiral Ronnie Gil Gavan, presided over the oath-taking.
“You are presented with a rare opportunity today to become a better version of yourself, become a leader of a noble institution, and be of service to the nation. Do not waste it,” Gavan said.
“I am confident that PMMA will help you develop your knowledge and skills, mindset and character. In four years, you should be ready to take the responsibility of serving the country as a Coast Guard,” he added.
Upon graduation, these scholars will undergo the Coast Guard Officer’s Course training before formally joining the PCG service with the “Ensign” rank, ready to contribute to the nation’s maritime security.