Nolcom to participate in maritime domain forum in Pangasinan

MANILA In line with efforts to raise public knowledge on the so-called "Maritime Domain Awareness" (MDA), the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) together with other agencies and stakeholders, will hold a forum on MDA in Lingayen, Pangasinan on Wednesday.

"Being responsible for protecting the biggest maritime area in the country, Nolcom finds it necessary to involve all stakeholders to contribute to the overall effort of securing the Northern Maritime Frontier. Thus, collaboration and integration of efforts is paramount to achieve desired common goals," Nolcom spokesperson Lt. Col. Isagani Nato said Monday.

The Nolcom maritime area is divided into three, comprising of the West Philippine Sea, where Bajo de Masinloc (Panatag Shoal) is located; the Luzon Strait in the area of Batanes Islands; and the Philippine Rise situated to the east of Casiguran, Aurora.

He added Nolcom will remain steadfast in doing its mandate of protecting our people and the territory, including the maritime area in northern Luzon.

"With its core purpose, Nolcom will continue to advance peace and development, fight for our people's rights and threats to peace, development and security, and protect our sovereign territory," Nato stressed. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency