Prior to the creation of PPA, port administration in the Philippines was merged with the traditional function of revenue collection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Port and harbor maintenance was the responsibility of the Bureau of Public Works (BPW). In the early 1970's, there were already 591 national and municipal ports plus 200 private ports scattered all over the country necessitating the need for long-range planning and rationalization of port development.
19 JANUARY 2018, MANILA—Philippine container traffic went up drastically in the first 11 months of the year anchored on robust shipping and trade atmosphere and heightened domestic demand.
The increase in container traffic, particularly domestic box volume, somehow cushioned the decline in foreign overall volume, specifically export traffic.
Latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed that total container traffic for the period in review inched up by 53% to 9.084 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 5.940 million TEUs a year earlier.
19 JANUARY 2018, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted a 16% hike in its net income in the January to November 2017 period despite starting the year on a conservative mood.
PPA was able to achieve the feat through its sound financial condition and strong Philippine economic status despite having some concerns with the Philippine peso the entire year.
Latest data from the PPA showed that net income for the period in review reached P8.310 billion or some 16% higher than the P7.164 billion posted a year earlier.
DECEMBER 15, 2017, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is now fully-compliant with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) reinforcing its earlier commitment to be fully transparent to the public.
The PPA has likewise received a recognition from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), one of only three Government Owned and Controlled Corporations recognized by the PCOO along with the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) and the National Housing Authority (NHA).
NOVEMBER 23, 2017, MANILA—The management and the employees’ union of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Tuesday signed a fresh 3-year Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) paving the way for symbiotic relationship and top caliber service from the agency.
The PPA management, represented by General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago and PPA employees’ union Pambansang Tinig at Lakas sa Pantalan (PANTALAN) represented by national president Emiliano M. Esparaguera, Jr., signed the 6th CNA agreement.