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"Hero" Pinoy coast guard who saved all 62 people off a sinking ship gets promotion and rewards

(Photo: Left-Ralph Barajan with a boy he saved off a sinking ship, Right- Officer Barajan receives recognition for his heroism)

Hero coast guard Ralph Barajan was recognized the heroism of a non-commissioned officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who saved all 62 passengers and crew during the sinking of M/V Princess Siargao.


Awarded Petty Officer 2nd Class Ralph Barajan (from 3rd class) a plaque of recognition and a cash reward of PHP20,000. They said the cash reward came from President Duterte and Senator Bong Go.

The plaque reads "You served as a role model in your Malasakit and act of bravery towards your fellow Filipinos."


Apart from Barajan’s promotion to the next rank, officers said their central office is studying how to give him the highest award like the Medal of Valor.

He added that the accolades he got serve as a challenge for him to continue and live the “coast guardian way, thinking of other people’s wellness, selflessly.”

"Ayoko lang talaga na may mamatay. Ayokong may mamatay sa harapan ko kasi hindi ko kakayanin,” according to Barajan.




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  1. Good job more blessings and always good health entire your family nkakainspired

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