Philippines southern backdoor imposes lockdown

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The municipality of Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi has imposed a one-month lockdown to protect the residents against possible infection by the new strain of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Turtle Islands Mayor Mohammad Faizal Jamalul on weekend said they arrived at the decision to impose the lockdown following reports about the detection of …

Vietnamese fishing vessel intercepted

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Four undocumented Vietnamese are now in the custody of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after the unregistered fishing vessel they manned was intercepted off Taganak, Tawi-Tawi Friday afternoon, Aug. 16. Taganak Island is at the boundaries of the international treaty limits between the Philippine and Malaysia. The vessel and the crewmen are …

Coast guard activates station in Turtle Islands town

ZAMBOANGA CITY–The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has activated a station in the Turtle Islands Municipality, Tawi-Tawi, the south-western tip of the country, a top PCG official said Saturday. Capt. Ronnie Gil Gavan, South Western Mindanao Coast Guard District commander, said the facility, known as the Coast Guard Station Western Tawi-Tawi, was activated on Tuesday. Gavan …