BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Philippine Coast Guard–Southern Visayas District has been deactivated, PCG-Negros Occidental chief Capt. Ludovico Librilla confirmed yesterday.
With its deactivation, the supervision of PCG-Negros Occidental was returned PCG-Western Visayas District, while PCG-Negros Oriental and PCG-Siquijor were transferred to PCG-Central Visayas District, Librilla said.
He said the recent deactivation of PCG-Southern Visayas District came after the Negros Island Region was also deactivated.
Librilla said that Coast Guard Capt. Eduardo de Luna has also been transferred to the PCG national headquarters in Manila.
The Coast Guard District Southern Visayas was activated in 2017, to help secure the vast maritime jurisdiction of Negros Island and Siquijor. Meanwhile, the PCG also deployed 839 new members, who completed six months of training in maritime law enforcement, security, safety, search and rescue, and environmental protection at the PCG Regional Training Center in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, early this month.*