Actress Julia Barretto is now an official member of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) K9 Squadron, a volunteer group commited to serve the PCG by offering their time, efforts, and resources without expecting anything in return. PCG Commandant, CG Admiral George V Ursabia Jr administered the oath-taking of Auxiliary Ensign Barretto and three others during a low-key ceremony today, September 1, 2021.

The other new members are Auxiliarist Ando Cruise Catipay, Auxiliarist Jalil Laidan, and Auxiliarist Harold Jocel Talan. The PCGA is active in supporting the Coast Guard in the performance of humanitarian missions and disaster response operations.


As the most senior appointee, Auxiliary Ensign Barretto was given an opportunity to speak on behalf of her fellow PCGA members. She thanked the PCG, especially the PCGA K9 Squadron, for welcoming her into the field of public service. In return, she pledged to actively support the initiatives of the unit towards the delivery of humble and compassionate service to the Filipino people.

photos by PCG

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