THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday said that its share of the realigned confidential funds requested by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and the Department of Education (DepEd) would “go a long way” in its efforts to protect the country’s interest in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
“The function of the coast guard is very diverse since we are an archipelagic country; there is a lot of allocation, and I am sure that the funds that will be put into the Philippine Coast Guard will go a long way,” Commo. Jay Tarriela, PCG spokesman for WPS, said in an interview.
Earlier, the House of Representatives announced that it would realign the P500 million in confidential funds requested by the OVP as part of its 2024 budget and the P150 million being proposed for the DepEd.
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