PPA News & Events

PPA to host 2nd PIANC-YP Com Asian Seminar

MANILA, APRIL 8, 2016—PIANC Philippines, through the Philippine Ports Authority, is hosting the 2nd PIANC YP-Com Asian Seminar to prepare the Young Professionals for future port developments.

To be held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila, the event is expected to attract YPs from the different Permanent International Association of Navigational Congresses (PIANC) member economies along the Asia-Pacific rim.

Ph hosts 1st ASEAN Sustainable Port Development Network meeting

MANILA, MARCH 12, 2016—The Philippines, through the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), is hosting the first ever meeting of the Training Network for Sustainable Port Development (SPD) in the Asean region.

The meeting, which will be held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila on March 15, will be attended by the different decision makers from the member economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

Ph, Jap join hands to promote disaster-resilient ports

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), in cooperation with the Japan Overseas Port Cooperation Association (JOPCA), held the second Ph-Jap Port Seminar for Disaster Prevention at the Manila Diamond Hotel on February 3, 2016.

The whole-day event, which also attracted several partner-agencies like the Department of Transportation and Communications, MLIT, OCDI, SCOPE, WAVE and CDIT and supported by JICA, was attended by close to 120 stakeholders—a combination of Japanese and Filipino delegates from the different participating agencies.

Raul T. Santos appointed as interim PPA General Manager

MANILA, 11 JANUARY 2015—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will have an interim General Manager starting today (Thursday), a familiar face, Raul T. Santos.

President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, signed the appointment papers of Santos Wednesday last week.

Santos will occupy the position for the unexpired term of erstwhile PPA GM Juan C. Sta. Ana who resigned last month due to personal reasons or until the President appoints a permanent GM. Sta. Ana is supposed to step down from office when a new administration takes over in July of this year.

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.