President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Elson Hermogino as the new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
Hermogino was appointed January 4, replacing Commodore Joel Garcia, officer-in-charge of the PCG.
Hermogino is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1985 and currently the Maritime Safety Service Commander, said PCG spokesperson Captain Armand Balilo.
“[The] PCG will support Hermogino and thanks the President for the appointment of a regular Commandant,” Balilo said. — Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez/RSJ, GMA News