MANILA, September 5 (PIA) – In celebration of its 112th founding anniversary next month, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will hold a fun run on September 15, Sunday, 5:00 AM at the PCG Headquarters in Manila.
Dubbed “The Coast Guard 2013: Run for a Lighthouse,” the fun run composed of three categories: 3K, 5K and 10K aims to promote awareness on the importance of lighthouses.
The event is also a tribute to the humble beginnings of the PCG as a lighthouse and revenue cutter in 1901.
Since then, the largest ocean liners and even the smallest fishing bancas rely on lighthouse as reference points or homing beacons to safely guide them to harbor.
To date, there are 561 lighthouses nationwide that are being maintained by the PCG wherein 22 of which were built during the Spanish era. (PCG/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)