The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Auxiliary has a new national director in the person of Rear Admiral Valentin B. Prieto.
As the seventh PCGA national director, he will lead the only uniformed and civilian organization in the country composed of 6,000 members coming from 12 auxiliary districts.
Prieto replaced Vice Admiral Joseph N. Dy, who resigned due to health problems of his wife, the former Pasay City Rep. Consuelo Dy.
The PCGA is a service-oriented, uniformed, volunteer organization established to assist the Coast Guard in the promotion of safety of life and property at sea, the protection of the marine environment and its resources, the conduct of maritime search and rescue, the maintenance of aids to navigation, recreational safety and such other activities that enhance maritime community relations which include civic action and youth development through the National Service Training Program, and other related activities.
Prieto vowed to make the PCGA more stronger and effective and further uphold its good working relationship with the Philippine Coast Guard to pursue the common goal of promoting the safety of life and property at sea.
“Vice Admiral Dy and I share the same vision for the PCGA, thus our direction will be the same. We will execute the same projects while adding a few more. We will pursue our common goals with the Coast Guard in an atmosphere of friendship, understanding, brotherhood, and mutual respect,” he said.