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Posted by 199th BSC on November 27, 2010 at 11:18 PM Comments comments (1)

By: S1YN Ian Otarra Radjaie PN

          The 199th Basic Seaman Course successfully conducted its class GRAND REUNION 2010 aboard the Philippine Navy Coast Guard Enlisted Personnel Association Incorporated (PNCGEPAI), Naval Station Jose Francisco, Taguig City last Friday, 261400H November 2010 which was attended by more than 40 members of the class 199th BSC. One of the agenda is the Creation of 199 Mutual Assistance System By-Laws and second is the official Election of the New Class Organization. It started with the Invocation led by POI Soberano PN (Vice President) immediately followed by the Welcome Remarks of LT ARENAS PN (Class President) also the designated emcee.


          The President,LT ARENAS PN declares the Open Forum with the members of 199th BSC and suggested the creation of 199 Mutual Assistance System By-Laws to provide financial assistance to the 199 members in case of serious physical injury as a result from accident and major operation and in case of members who become victims of natural calamities while performing official duty, but since the class is short of time they immediately moved to the next agenda.


          LT ARENAS PN again suggested that re-election of a new class organization will be made since last election of the class organization was not really considered official for the reason that only few of the members attended the reunion last 31 May 2010 at San Antonio Zambales. It was seconded by the members and as a result, election of the new Class Organization was immediately conducted composed of only Five (5) Class Officers since 199 Mutual Assistance System was not yet realized and no monetary is involved, the position of Treasurer and Auditor was not included. The elected Secretary in addition to her other duties will be the designated Treasurer/Auditor during 199's future activities.


          The following are the composition of the newly elected 199th Basic Seaman Course Class Organization effective 26 November 2010:


                                  ClassPresident        -          PO1 Soberano PN

                                   Vice President          -         LT ARENAS PN

                                   Secretary                   -         PO3 Helen Peñosa PN

                                   PRO                           -         PO3 Roxas PN

                                                                      -          SN1Radjaie PN


          Part II of the program is the remarks of the newly elected 199 Class Organization CY2010 starting from the Top down the line. Part III is the start of the Comradeship Night that ended at around 0300H the next day.


          Thanks to the staff of 199th BSC Organization for the job well done. We would like also to give thanks to the Sponsors for the support you have given to us MAJ ESCALA PN(M), Mr. Gunday, and most especially to all the members of 199 who participated and supported this activity and make it happen. Maraming maraming salamat po! sa inyong lahat! GOD BLESS US ALL!


          Raffle draw winners will be announced ASAP. So stay up-to-date ONLINE @ http://class199thbsc.webs.com.The Official WEBSITE of the 199th BSC.



DND to Mark 71st Year

Posted by 199th BSC on November 9, 2010 at 6:36 AM Comments comments (0)


November 9, 2010, 6:25pm

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Tuesday urged soldiers to be “responsible and honorable’’ as the Deparrment of National Defense (DND) marks its 71st founding anniversary on Monday.

Gazmin also issued the same statement to DND employees and its other bureaus, including the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Philippine Veteran Affairs Office (PVAO), Government Arsenal (GA) and National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).

Speaking at the department's anniversary celebration, Gazmin reminded troops and personnel of the DND and other offices under him to be responsible and honorable in their dealings as public servants.

“As public servants, we are respected by the Filipino people whom we are sworn to serve and protect. To be responsible and honorable, we must therefore have the highest degree of integrity, the highest norm of conduct, the highest sense of dedication, and utmost loyalty and devotion to duty,” said Gazmin.

He led the awarding of agencies — DND, AFP, OCD, PVAO, GA, and NDCP — for their exemplary service and loyalty to the department.

Also recognized were the Lingkod Bayan awardees and the Dangal ng Bayan awardees from the DND and its bureaus, who have given honor and distinction to the department for their meritorious actions.

“May you continue to inspire your co-workers to give their best in the daily tasks being assigned to them,” said the secretary.

Gazmin reiterated his main thrusts as defense chief, saying that all employees in the DND and its bureaus must be able to provide the much needed support.

His main thrusts include the hastening of the AFP modernization program, peace talks with the communists and rebels, and enhancing the government’s national disaster risk reduction management capabilities.


Updates on Philippine Navy's effort ICOW Typhoon "Juan" as of 211200H Oct 2010

Posted by 199th BSC on October 23, 2010 at 1:11 AM Comments comments (1)


Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

        The Philippine Navy’s Disaster Response and Rescue Teams (DRRT) deployed in Northern Luzon had shifted from response and rescue operations to relief operations to bring basic needs to the local residents affected by typhoon “Juan”. Following are the updates from Naval Forces Northern Luzon as of 12nn, 21 October 2010:

  • 40 families were rescued and evacuated from four (4) of 13 flooded barangays of Dagupan, Pangasinan to evacuation centers by Philippine Fleet DRRT and DSWD employees
  • 136 people benefitted from the medical mission conducted in Malued Dagupan, and Bgy Binteng-Sapilag, Rosario, La Union
  • The Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOU), acting on a tip from two townsfolk, retrieved the dead body of a drowning victim, Jannel M Flores, 9yrs old of Bgy Salisay, Dagupan City
  • In coordination with the local TV Station of GMA in Dagupan City, distributed 40 sacks containing 400 packs of assorted goods in Bgy Talebaew, Calasiao, Pangasinan;
  • In coordination with DSWD, distributed 2,000 packs of relief goods to evacuation center in Pangasinan.

Navy Shift its Operations from Response & Rescue to Clearing and Relief Operations

Posted by 199th BSC on October 19, 2010 at 6:07 PM Comments comments (5)


Director, Naval Public Affairs Office


Tuesday, 19 October 2010


     The Philippine Navy (PN) shifts from disaster response, rescue and recovery operations to road clearing operations and relief operations as typhoon “Juan” leaves the Philippines leaving wreckage on its path.

     Twenty-three PN Disaster Response and Rescue Teams (DRRT), with an aggregated composition of 250 regular and 200 reservists, were deployed in the affected areas of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, Vigan, Narvacan and Candon City in Ilocos Sur, San Fernando, Bonuan, and Naguillan in La union. Five Navy vessels and an aircraft were also placed on standby for this operation: BRP Rajah Humabon (PF 11), BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), BRP Rizal (PS 74), BRP Alberto Navarrete (PG 394) and Diesel Fast Craft 317(DF 317) and Philippine Navy Islander (PNI) 320.

     A team from Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL), in tandem with PNP, was deployed to Brgy Talogtog, Candon City, Ilocos Sur and started to distribute relief goods to families. Another team was also dispatched to Brgy Villarica and distributed relief goods to 41 individuals. Meanwhile, another team completed road clearing operations in Brgy Langlangca, Candon City.

    Commodore Edgar Abogado, Commander, NFNL said that several DRRT were dispatched to respond to the call of the Department of Social Welfare and development (DSWD) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) in the distribution of relief goods and in conducting assessment of the damage. Distribution of relief goods in Ilocos Sur and La Union are now ongoing. Initially, 14 barangays with 121 families in Ilocos Sur and 37 barangays with 1, 027 families in La Union benefit from the relief operations.

    Medical personnel who are part of the PNART were already in evacuation centers to assess the situation and to provide necessary assistance. As soon as weather permits, PNI 320 will take off to conduct reconnaissance and assess the extent of damage brought by typhoon “Juan”.

    Meanwhile, a rescue team from the Naval Education and Training Command in San Antonio, Zambales was dispatched around 4 PM today to Sitio Liwa-Liwa, San Felipe town. The 14-man team was equipped with 2 rubber boats with OBM and a trailer truck loaded with assorted life-saving paraphernalia. These include life vests, life rings, submersible pumps, portable generators, medical kits, and cutting tools.

    The Philippine Navy continues to coordinate with the local government units in those areas to determine the needed preparation for the final phase of the operations, the rehabilitation phase.

Disaster Response Tasks Groups Ng Navy Nakaalerto para kay Bagyong "JUAN"

Posted by 199th BSC on October 17, 2010 at 9:32 AM Comments comments (0)

     Nakaalerto na simula kahapon, 15 October 2010 ang mga Disaster Response Task Groups (DRTG) ng Philippine Navy sa pagdating ng bagyong si “Juan”. Ang mga DRTG na ito ay nasa Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) na nakabase sa La Union, Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NFSL) sa Legaspi City, at ang Fleet-Marine Ready Force (FMRF) na nakasasakop sa Metro Manila.

     Sa Northern Luzon area ay may nakaantabay na tatlong teams na i-de-deploy pag kinakailangan. Dalawa sa teams na ito ay nasa NFNL Headquarters samantalang ang ikatlong team ay nasa Naval Detachment Bonoan. Ang team na ito ay kinabibilangan ng mga naval reservists na inaasahang ogmentasyon ng regular forces ng Philippine Navy. Kada team ay may 10 katao at may kanya-kanyang rubber boat at iba pang life-saving equipment.

     Samantala, dalawa ring teams ang nakaantabay ngayon sa Naval Education and Training Command sa San Antonio, Zambales na handang tumugon sa ating mga kababayang maapektuhan ni “Juan”.

     Bukod pa dito ay may tatlong teams ang nakaalerto ngayon sa Legaspi City na i-de-deploy sa Camarines Sur at shorelines ng Legaspi City. Ang barkong PG-374 ay handa ring i-deploy sa oras ng pangangailanga sa lugar ng Catanduanes at Albay. Mayroon din tatlo pang teams ang nakaalerto sa Infanta, Quezon na kinabibilangan ng 10 Sailors at Marines kada team. Katulong rin ng Navy sa Infanta ang mga naval ROTC cadets sa lugar. Kasama rin nila ang isang team ng Navy Seals.

     Sa Maynila naman, nagsagawa ng preparasyon ang mga teams na nakabase sa Naval Reserve Command sa Intramuros. May dalawang teams na kinabibilangan ng 10 katao ang naghanda na ng kanilang rubber boats, trailer trucks, M35 trucks, at iba pang life-saving equipment. Bukod dito ay may 20 reservists ang naka-standby sa Navotas.

     Apat namang teams sa pamumuno ng FMRF ang nakahanda ngayon sa PMC Headquarters at Seabees, Ft Bonifacio at Philippine Fleet, Cavite City. May minimum na 10 teams at maximum na 20 teams na kinabibilangan ng 24 officers at 159 enlisted personnel. Mayroon silang 9 rubber boats, 10 M35 trucks, 3 LARC, 2 ambulance, 1 amphibian truck, at 1 communications van.

    Ang Philippine Navy ay patuloy na nagmomonitor sa magiging kaganapan kaugnay ng napabalitang Super Bagyo at handang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan. Hinihimok namin ang ating mga kababayan sa mga naturang lugar na maging mapagmatyag at makipagtulungan sa mga kinauukulan upang matiyak ang kanilang kaligtasan.

The Philippine Navy is All Set for the Conduct of CARAT & PHIBLEX 2010

Posted by 199th BSC on October 17, 2010 at 9:29 AM Comments comments (0)

     Sailors and marines of the Philippine Navy stand to benefit militarily in a nine-day training while civilians from Central Luzon stand to gain in humanitarian assistance and development projects American sailors and marines will undertake in tandem with their Filipino counterparts.

      More than 3,000 sailors, marines, and aviators to include logistics support units of the US Navy and the US Marines have arrived for the exercises namely: CARAT and PHIBLEX. Around 6 US Navy vessels and 3 aircrafts participate in this annual event that involve five Philippine Navy ships and around 1,000-strong PN contingent of sailors and marines.

      CARAT or Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training between ships and sailors of the two countries kicks-off 13th of October at Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority in Zambales and winds up in a closing ceremony on the 22th of October also in the same venue. It shall be comprised of "in-port" and "at-sea" training activities. Included in the "in-port" events are: Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, community service activities like medical/dental/engineering civic action and other humanitarian activities. Meanwhile, "at sea" events are comprised of Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Procedure, Maritime Interdiction Operations, Maritime Surveillance, and Naval Gunfire Support, among others.

      PHIBLEX or Amphibious Landing Exercise will involve American and Filipino marines and amphibious vehicles. A boat raid exercise will be held in Marine Base Ternate in Cavite and a mechanized raid will be had in the coast of Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales. It will commence on the 14th of October in an opening rites at Clark, Pampanga and closes on the 22nd of October at the Philippine Marine Corps Headquarters at Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown at the Naval Station Jose Francisco in Taguig City.

      The exercises hope to attain inter-operability between the two armed services of both countries. Particularly, it seeks to bolster the inter-operability of the participating country's armed services in territorial defense in pursuit of our national defense strategy. 


The Upcoming 199th BSC Grand Reunion

Posted by 199th BSC on August 3, 2010 at 6:24 AM Comments comments (2)

   199th BSC will be having its 1st Grand Reunion tentatively scheduled on 27th of November 2010 which will be held at the Philippine Navy Coast Guard Enlisted Personnel Association Incorporated (PNCGEPAI), Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City.

   All members are encourage to join in the upcoming Grand Reunion aboard said place. For more information and details please contact the Secretary DP3 Helen D Peñosa PN(W) at number +639206797786

199th BSC Zambales Reunion 2010

Posted by 199th BSC on August 3, 2010 at 6:23 AM Comments comments (0)

  The 199th Basic Seaman Course was successfully conducted at San Miguel, Zambales on 31 July 2010 and were attended by about 20 members of the 199th BSC coming from the various assignments. Members coming from Mindanao, VIsayas and Luzon area were gathered for the most awaited activity.  

  One of the highlights is the election of officers followed by the making of the official logo of the "Matatag Class" or 199th BSC. LTJG ESPERIDION S ARENAS PN was elected as President and subsequently EN1 Jerry S Soberano PN as Vice President.



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