31 MARCH 2020—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) gladly received some 1,500 pieces of face masks from the Aboitiz Foundation to arm its frontline personnel with the much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE). According to PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago, the donation came in handy as the port’s frontline personnel remains busy ensuring the smooth flow of cargoes, essential and otherwise, into the local and international supply chain.
31 MARCH 2020, MANILA—Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago warned of a possible port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees continue to shun calls to withdraw cleared, ready for delivery and overstaying cargoes.
Santiago said that despite efforts to transfer cleared and overstaying containers from the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to a facility inside the Manila North Harbor, there are still not enough breathing space for the Manila port terminals to operate efficiently and productively.
27 MARCH 2020, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is putting another safety and security layer in its bid to make Its ports COVID-19 free including the entire port community.
Starting Friday, the PPA is imposing the accomplishment of an entry form for all persons transacting with the agency. The entry protocol aims to determine the movement of its employees and the transacting public in the last 7 days.
20 MARCH 2020, MANILA—Taking the cue from the President's pronouncement to mitigate the effect of the Luzon-wide quarantine to workers, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has released in advance the month’s salary of its employees including that of its Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (CoS) personnel.
18 MARCH 2020, MANILA- Heeding the call for an unimpeded cargo movement to and from the ports of Manila and the entire Luzon as well as the movement of the accompanying crew and personnel of the transiting cargoes, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) issued a memo circular suspending the earlier order the agency has issued on entry and withdrawal of cargoes.
11 MARCH 2020, MANILA—In its bid to reduce the risk of transmission through ports, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) intensifies its measures against the deadly Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
On top of the usual thermal scanning of passengers and port personnel in all ports, the PPA has mandated all its Port Management Offices to make available to passengers, port users and other stakeholders necessary disinfecting supply such as anti-bacterial solutions and sanitizers.