PCGA INKS MOA WITH INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES (IBP)
BY AUX COMMO MANNY VELANTE
MANILA, Philippines — On this day, June 14, 2022, a historic meeting took place at the Manila Polo Club between the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Southern Tagalog Region.
The meeting has marked the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between these two organizations which will pave the way for a lasting relationship resulting in the provision of humanitarian assistance to our less fortunate countrymen, most especially, among those who live in the coastal communities.
This partnership which was earlier conceptualized and pursued during the time of then NCR - CL District Auxiliary Director AUX RADM EDGARDO P. IDQUIVAL, and now realized under the watch of now NCR-CL District Auxiliary Director AUX COMMO JOY C. PUNO, will expand the capabilities of the involved parties in their Community Relations initiatives.
On its part, the PCGA pledged its commitment to provide manpower and logistical support to ensure that all goods and other forms of donations from the IBP will be brought to the intended recipients.
The PCGA and the IBP believe that this is only the beginning of a wider scope of implementation. The leadership on both sides share the optimism, that given the noble intention and potential benefits of this partnership, other districts (PCGA) and regions (IBP) will enter into the same form of alliance.
Signing the MOA on the part of the PCGA were AUX VADM LUIS P. IDQUIVAL, National Director, AUX COMMO JOY C. PUNO, National Capital Region - Central Luzon (NCR-CL) Director, and AUX CDR GIL ROBERTO L. ZERRUDO (NAMO Legal Counsel) and IBP past president of IBp-Makati. Atty. Jerwin Lopez, Governor - IBP Southern Tagalog Region, affixed his signature on behalf of his organization.
Also present in the occasion were Atty. anton Dy,IBP Deputy Director for Southern Tagalog and Atty. Greg Fernandez, Vice President of IBP, Makati Chapter representing IBP Makati President Atty. D. Salazar.
Indeed, the best is yet to come.
ONWARD WE GO PCGA AND IBP