The Philippine Coast Guard has welcomed AUXILIARY ENSIGN JULIA BARRETTO in the PCG Auxiliary K9 Squadron today, 01 September 2021.
PCG Commandant, CG Admiral George V Ursabia Jr. led the donning and oath-taking ceremonies of Auxiliary Ensign Barretto, together with Auxiliary Ando Cruise Catipay, Auxiliary Jalil Laidan, and Auxiliary Harold Jocel Talan, held at the National Headquarters, Port Area, Manila.
CG Admiral Ursabia expressed his gratitude to the new members of the PCGA who committed to serve the nation by supporting the Coast Guard in the performance of humanitarian missions and disaster response operations.
During the event, the Coast Guard Commandant highlighted the increasing need for K9 units in the country for the promotion of national security.
With the construction of the PCG – PPA K9 Academy in Clark, Pampanga, CG Admiral Ursabia shared that the Department of Transportation, through PCG and PPA, could soon provide high quality and competent K9 units in different government agencies nationwide.
As the most senior appointee, Auxiliary Ensign Barretto was given an opportunity to speak on behalf of her fellow PCGA members.
According to Barretto, “As per coast guard pag auxiliary (meaning volunteers), no need for training. What’s needed is their commitment to serve and support coast guard activities w/c they have been actively doing.”
She thanked the PCG, especially the PCG K9 Squadron, for welcoming her into the field of public service.
In return, she pledged to actively support the initiatives of the unit towards the delivery of humble and compassionate service to the Filipino people.
Auxiliary Lieutenant Commander Gerald Anderson of the PCGA K9 Squadron also witnessed the low-key event.