the marine environment and its resources, the conduct of maritime search and rescue,the maintenance of aids to navigation, recreational safety, and such other activities thatenhance maritime community relations which include civic action, participation under the National Service Training Program, youth development, and other related activities.The new Coast Guard law maintained the exercise of direct control andsupervision of the PCGA by the Commandant, PCG and his duly designatedrepresentatives in supervising the over-all activities of the PCGA.Hence, the advent of RA 9993 legislated and further strengthened the bondbetween the PCG and the PCGA towards achieving a safe, clean and secure marineenvironment for the entire Filipino people.
Section C. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY ADMINISTRATION
The overall authority for PCGA administration is vested in theCommandant. To effectively plan, coordinate, and carry out the a
missions, an organization of various units and elements, and auxiliary electedand appointed leaders (as described in this manual), is authorized. Auxiliaryunits are required to implement standing rules to facilitate the conduct of business. The standing rules must not be in conflict with the provisions of thismanual that is made an integral part of a PCG Circular, or with any other CoastGuard rules, regulations and policies.
The Commandant, as the Coast Guard’s
most senior officer, isresponsible for administering the auxiliary in an economical and efficient manner.The Commandant prescribes policies for governing the auxiliary, and directs,supervises, and coordinates its endeavors and performance. The Commandantmay designate another senior officer to act on his behalf based on a defineddelegation of authority.
3. VICE-COMMANDANT FOR OPERATIONS
The Vice-Commandant for Operations (VCO) has the responsibility of directing and coordinating the implementation of the Coast Guard operationalprograms approved by the Commandant. These programs include implementingPCG policies, guidance, and providing the resources for the conduct of lawenforcement, navigation, search and rescue, and other PCG functions. The VCOis also responsible for the operation and support of Coast Guard facilities onland, at sea, and in the air. The VCO exercises supervision of the PCGAorganization headed by the National Director (ND), PCGA. The VCO submits tothe Commandant for his approval the annual plans and programs of the PCGA tosupport the PCG in the accomplishment of its mission and functions.