PPA News & Events

Sta. Ana resigns as PPA General Manager

08 DECEMBER 2015, MANILA – Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana is quitting his post effective end of December 2015.

Sta. Ana handed his resignation to the President thru the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya last Friday, 04 December 2015.

In his letter of resignation to the President, Sta. Ana stated that “it is with heavy heart that he has decided to return to the private sector”.

PPA inaugurates state-of-the-art Tagbilaran Passenger Terminal Building


NOVEMBER 6, 2015—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has formally inaugurated its spanking new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) in the Port of Tagbilaran to respond to the growing tourism traffic in the region. The Port of Tagbilaran is the main gateway to and from the province of Bohol. It also sustained severe damages when the 7.1 magnitude quake rocked the province in October of 2013.

Ports observe tighter security checks ahead of Halloween, APEC

OCTOBER 28, 2015, MANILA—A couple of days before the Halloween break, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started to implement stricter security checks to complement the initiatives being imposed by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority

The tigher security checks are also in preparation for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) meeting, which will be held in Manila on November 18-19, 2015.

PPA nets 22% hike in income for 2015’s first four months

MANILA, JULY 9, 2015—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted a significant hike in its net income for the first four months of the year due mainly to the hike in cargo traffic in majority of its controlled ports.

Latest data from PPA showed that net income increased by 22.41% to P2.54 billion from P2.08 billion posted in the same period last year. Against the target of P1.36 billion, the actual figure is also higher by 86.47%.

Microsoft Annuity Award by Microsoft Philippines

The Philippine Ports Authority was recently honored with a Microsoft Annuity Award by Microsoft Philippines, Inc. in recognition of the Port Agency's continued support to the Microsoft Industry in the country. In photo are from left: PPA A/GM for Special Projects Hector Miole; DBM-PS Executive Director Atty. Jose Tomas Syquia; PPA Information and Communication Technology Department Manager Elizabeth Follosco; and Microsoft Philippines Inc. Account Executive for Public Sector Dominic Medenilla

Flanders-Belgium explores business opportunities in Ph port industry

MANILA, APRIL 10, 2015—Several business groups from Belgium is looking at business opportunities in the Philippines not only in the port industry but in all aspects of trade in the country.

The members of the Flanders-Belgium, headed by Trade Commissioner Mia Santamaria-Abela, visited the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), the Manila International Container Terminal and the Manila South Harbor on 27 March 2015 in search for their potential partners.

Tighter port security commences as peak season begins

MANILA, MARCH 24, 2015—Port users, particularly the sea traveling public, can expect tighter security checks starting this week in all PPA-controlled ports ahead of the summer and Lenten breaks, according to Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana.

Sta. Ana said they are expecting a large number of passengers to flock the ports to take advantage of the break from school and their work.

Gov’t, private sector partnership key in addressing trade bottlenecks

FEBRUARY 20, 2015, MANILA—Transport undersecretary Julianito Bucayan, Jr. stressed the government and private sector partnership in addressing bottleneck issues clouting the Philippines.

Speaking before the delegates to the 8th Ports and Shipping Conference held in Manila recently, Bucayan said both sectors should truly recognize and effectively play their role into coming up with a win-win solution in addressing every concern affecting the Philippine supply chain.

PPA net income rises 15% in 2014 amid congestion woes

MARCH 22, 2015, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted a 15% hike in net income despite the Manila port congestion, which bugged the port for the majority of 2014.

Latest data from the state-owned agency showed that net income after tax reached P4.26 billion from P3.70 billion posted in 2013.

The actual figure is also higher by about 16% compared to the target net income of P3.67 billion or a difference of about P582 million.