The Philippine Coast Guard District Southern Visayas (CGDSV) will host an open-house tour of 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 for all residents of the city and Negros Occidental.
De Luna said the open-house tour is part of the celebration of PCG-District Southern Visayas 3rd Founding Anniversary, wherein PCG commandant, Admiral George Villareal Ursabia, Jr., will also be in attendance and will serve as guest speaker during the celebration.
Aside from the ship itself, De Luna said the PCG will also showcase its brand new PCG Airbus H145 Utility Helicopter which will be at the flight deck of the BRP Gabriela Silang.
When visiting the ship, De Luna said the PCG will still strictly enforce the IATF protocols requiring all visitors to wear face masks and face shields, as well as observing social distancing.
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./WDJ