CGDBCL launches “Basura Mo, Sagip Buhay Ko”Project
The Philippine Coast Guard District Bicol (CGDBCL) launches in Sorsogon "Basura Mo, Sagip Buhay Ko" project on October 5, 2009. The devise is made of 2 empty plastic galloon (1 gal. capacity size), 1 empty galloon (1 liter capacity size), 1 ½ meter length (3/4” diameter) nylon rope, bolt and nut (size 5/16 x 3/4), 2 pcs, washer, marine epoxy adhesive and orange color paint.
CGDBCL personnel conducted the actual testing of the improvised life saving device that they personally made before it was initially distributed to their target beneficiaries, the fisher folks. In Sorsogon, CGDBCL has distributed the said makeshift buoy to at least eight marginalized fisher folks docked at Pier Site in Brgy. Talisay, Sorsogon City.
The “Basura Mo, Sagip Buhay Ko” Project, conceptualized and initiated by PCG Bicol Region District Commander Capt. Elson E. Hermogino aims at minimizing maritime incidences involving fisher folks who cannot comply with life saving appliance requirement such as life jacket due to financial constraints. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)