Manila, Philippines– Undersecretary Edmund S. Tayao of the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat (Secretariat), together with Director Segundino Jubinal, was invited as a guest in the Forum on Coastal Management and Protection held on 21 March 2023 at Quinapondan Public Plaza, Eastern Samar. The forum was hosted by Atty. Rafael S. Asebias, the Municipal Mayor of Quinapondan. It was participated in by representatives from various municipalities in Eastern Samar.

In a brief message, Usec. Tayao highlighted the importance of cooperation and collaboration among concerned national and local maritime agencies and offices and the vital role of the Secretariat.