PPA wins FOI award, fills 42% of its vacant positions in 2019

02 JANUARY 2020, MANILA—After a runner-up finish in 2018, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has been officially recognized as the ‘FOI Champion’ by the Presidential Communications Operations Office in the 2019 Freedom of Information (FOI) awards for Government-owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs).

PPA received the award on 12 December 2019.

The Authority bested other GOCCs led by two-time FOI Champion for GOCCs winner National Housing Authority and the Authority of the Freeport of Bataan.

‘Serbisyo at Malasakit’ sums up milestone year for PPA

12 DECEMBER 2019, MANILA—With roughly two weeks before ending 2019, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is expecting to end the year on a positive note anchored on Serbisyo at Malasakit.

The PPA has been showing record-breaking performances in terms of dividends, cargo volume, revenues and completion of a huge number of port projects this year. Interestingly, PPA also marked its 45th founding anniversary this year.

PPA ports under heightened alert ahead of UNDAS 2019

24 OCTOBER 2019, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has put all ports nationwide under heightened alert, a week before the expected exodus of passengers brought about by the school semester break and the celebration of the All Saints’ Day.

The heightened alert will go on until November 10.

According to PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago, the move is to ensure the safety and security of all passengers at the ports and at the same time maintain order in port operations.

PPA deploys new port police to key ports nationwide

23 OCTOBER 2019, MANILA—Upon completing and passing the rigorous port police training, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will be deploying newly graduated port police officers to different ports of the PPA ahead of UNDAS 2019.

The 80 port police officers will augment the existing port police force in securing the safety, security and comfort of the sea-traveling public in all PPA ports nationwide.

Free Passenger Terminal Fee beneficiaries reach 280k

17 OCTOBER 2019, MANILA--Some 280,000 sea-going passengers availed of the Terminal Fee waiver for Senior Citizens, PWDs, students and selected uniformed personnel being implemented by the PPA since 15 July 2019.

This is equivalent to an estimated P5 million in terminal fees for the period 15 July 2019 to 31 August 2019.

For the first 45 days of the free terminal fee initiative, 95,513 students, 156,972 senior citizens, 9,683 PWDs and 16,405 uniformed personnel have benefited from the program.