A new commander who will be assigned in Tagbilaran City has assumed leadership of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Bohol.
Lieutenant Ericson Laza took over PCG Bohol as its officer-in-charge during a turnover ceremony led by Commodore Lyndon Latorre PCG Central Visayas commander.
Laza will replace outgoing commander Capt. Edgar Boado who was reassigned to his previous post as deputy commander of PCG Central Visayas.
Boado was designated as Bohol’s top PCG officer for a short five-month period during the series of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings last year.
He took pride of the PCG’s successful implementation of security measures in waters off the province during the rare opportunity of the province to host a series of top-level meetings.
Boado also urged Laza to put up PCG stations in more coastal municipalities.
During Boado’s term, PCG stations were established in Loay and Getafe, which were also inaugurated during the turnover of command.
The PCG is currently planning to build a coast guard station in President Carlos P. Garcia. (AD)