The colors red, white and blue in the National Coast Watch System logo represent
the colors of the National Flag of the Philippines. On the other hand, the color gold represents purity and
honor of service.
THE GOLDEN CHAIN
The Golden Chain symbolizes government departments, line agencies, attached bureaus, statutory bodies, and other instrumentalities that comprise the NCWS. The interlocking form of the chain signifies the essence of the System in cooperation and collaboration, united in the development and protection of the country’s maritime domain.
THE RADAR SCREEN WITH THE PHILIPPINE MAP AT ITS CENTER
The radar screen with the Philippine map at its center represents
the importance of being able to attain
total maritime situational awareness over
the national maritime domain by employing a
whole of nation’s approach.
THE SEA LION
The symbol of the President of the Republic of the Philippines as the Chief Executive and Commander in Chief of all armed forces tasked with the responsibility of securing national sovereignty and upholding sovereign rights in our maritime domain. The sword wielded in the right hand of the sea lion represents the determination to enforce all applicable laws in the maritime domain. On the left hand, the libra represents the rule of law and the commitment of the country to enforce the same to all without discrimination.
THE NATIONAL COAST WATCH SYSTEM 2011
The words “National Coast Watch System 2011” declares the name
of the interagency mechanism for a
coordinated and coherent approach for
effective governance of the country’s
maritime domain established. The NCWS was established in September 6, 2011 per Executive Order Number 57 (s. 2011)
VIGILANCE, FUSION AND DIRECTION
The words embossed on the red ribbon emphasize the System’s core values: Vigilance – The state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. Fusion – Merging of diverse, distinct or separate elements into a unified whole. Direction – Subscribes to the path and orientation of the System towards its vision of becoming a global leading maritime nation.