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Conference Day One – Tuesday, 27 June 2017

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration & Welcome Coffee / Arrival of VIPs to holding room

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM VIP Opening Address- Strategic Overview of the Philippines’ Maritime Security Strategy

Invited: Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, Secretary of Defense, Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Coordinating and Enhancing Maritime Security and Inter-Agency Cooperation in the Philippines: Update from the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat (NCWCS)

· Reviewing the steps taken by the NCWCS since inauguration to strengthen inter-agency cooperation within the Philippines
· Highlighting upcoming programs and priorities for the Philippines in 2017 and beyond
· Analysing the current capability gaps and operational requirements to further improve and enhance surveillance and maritime security in the Philippines

Invited: Undersecretary Jose Luis M. Alano, Executive Director, National Coast Watch Council Secretariat

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM Analysing the Strategic, Operational and Tactical Plans and Programmes of the Philippine Navy

Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado*, Flag Officer-in-Command, Philippine Navy
•Enhancing maritime security and surveillance in the Philippines: Strategic, operational and tactical considerations of the Philippine Navy
•Updates on the Philippine Navy’s multi-purpose patrol vessels programme and Sail 2020 modernization programme
•Naval acquisition updates in the Philippines: Priority projects in 2017, ongoing and new operational requirements
•Strengthening inter and intra-agency cooperation within the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region


Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado*

Flag Officer-in-Command
Philippine Navy

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM Providing Effective Aerial Surveillance for Maritime Security Operations: Philippine Air Force Perspective

Lt. General Edgar Restor Fallorina, Chief of Air Force, Philippine Air Force
· Integrating aerial surveillance missions to achieve overall MDA in the Philippines
· Updates on the Philippine Air Force’s aerial surveillance capability requirements: Long-range patrol aircraft, radar and systems programmes
· Analysing recent case studies where the Philippine Air Force assisted in search and rescue and humanitarian assistance operations
· Reviewing the future capability roadmap of the Philippine Air Force for 2017 and beyond

Lt. General Edgar Restor Fallorina

Chief of Air Force
Philippine Air Force

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Keynote Industry Address

This session will showcase an integrated approach to maritime security and utilizing an existing case study, and demonstrate how MDA can be achieved through integrated operations and smart technology.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM Morning Coffee & Networking Session

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Protecting and Securing Philippines’ EEZ and Search and Rescue Operations in the Philippines

Commodore Joel S. Garcia, Officer-in-Charge, Philippine Coast Guard
· Improving the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance operations in the Philippines: How has the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) utilized cost-effective technologies and assets to improve their humanitarian assistance operations?
  • Overcoming non-traditional threats in the Philippines: Combatting illegal fishing, drug trafficking, and armed robbery
  • Enhancing search and rescue operations through better inter-agency cooperation in the Philippines
  • Highlighting the PCG’s upcoming requirements and procurement timelines for new assets and technology: Updates on the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project
  • Procurement plans for 2017 and beyond to support to 15-to-5 fleet transformation

Commodore Joel S. Garcia

Officer-in-Charge
Philippine Coast Guard

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM Combatting Illegal Smuggling, Armed Robbery and the Narcotics Trade in the Philippines

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez, Director, Maritime Group, Philippine National Police
· Analysing the Philippines Marine Police’s current operations and strategies to overcome and combat maritime smuggling and armed robbery
· Adapting the Philippine Marine Police’s taskforce capabilities and structure to overcome evolving threats
· Highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration in combatting non-traditional threats in the Philippines

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez

Director, Maritime Group
Philippine National Police
· Highlighting current joint-organisational efforts in maritime surveillance and security operations
· Identifying areas of improvement in both organisational processes and capability gaps
· Analysing the progress made thus far and the role of the NCWCS in facilitating inter-agency efforts and collaboration

Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado*

Flag Officer-in-Command
Philippine Navy

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez

Director, Maritime Group
Philippine National Police

Commodore Joel S. Garcia

Officer-in-Charge
Philippine Coast Guard

Lt. General Edgar Restor Fallorina

Chief of Air Force
Philippine Air Force

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Maintaining Law Enforcement Efforts Against Illegal Fishing Through Effective VMS, Tracking and Asset Upgrades

Commodore (Rtd.) Eduardo B. Gongona, Director, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
· Highlighting current challenges in combatting and addressing illegal fishing: Lack of centralized system that can provide a comprehensive documentation and monitoring capability in both municipal and commercial waters
· Update on the recently implemented Vessel Monitoring System and the Visual Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
· Highlighting plans to upgrade existing vessels in the Bureau’s Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Program (MCS) to cater to multi-purpose operations
· Reviewing current and future programmes to enhance maritime law enforcement efforts

Commodore (Rtd.) Eduardo B. Gongona

Director
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM The Philippines Port Authority’s (PPA) Development Plans in Facilitating Maritime Surveillance and Security

· Providing an update on the PPA’s vessel and port security measures
· Highlighting the PPA’s strategy in meeting IMO and ISPS standards
· Analysing current and future development plans to enhance and improve port security through the utilization of smart technology

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Afternoon Coffee And Networking Session

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Enhancing Maritime Safety through Geospatial and Hydrographic Maps and Charts for Mariners in the Philippines

Dr. Peter N. Tiangco, Administrator, NAMRIA
· Challenges involved in producing accurate data for mariners in the Philippines
· Utilising geospatial technology to create accurate hydrographic and oceanographic maps to enhance maritime safety
· NAMRIA’s role in assisting in humanitarian and SAR missions

Dr. Peter N. Tiangco

Administrator
NAMRIA

Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado*

Flag Officer-in-Command
Philippine Navy

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez

Director, Maritime Group
Philippine National Police

Commodore Joel S. Garcia

Officer-in-Charge
Philippine Coast Guard

Lt. General Edgar Restor Fallorina

Chief of Air Force
Philippine Air Force

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Day 1

5:10 PM - 6:40 PM Cocktail Reception

All VIPs, speakers, guests and delegates are cordially invited to the annual cocktail reception at the end of Day 1. Catered to facilitate interactive informal discussions, the cocktail reception will allow both local and foreign maritime security practitioners to enjoy a beverage of their choice as they network in a social setting.