PPA News & Events

PPA offers ‘Balik-Probinsya’ program to employees, outsourced personnel

7 MAY 2020, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is implementing a Balik-Probinsya program for all its organic and outsourced personnel in support of the Government’s drive encouraging workers in the Metro to relocate instead to the countryside.

The order implementing the project has already been released Wednesday, May 6, and interested Manila-based personnel have until May 13 to enlist in the program. The Human Resource Management Department of PPA is spearheading the initiative.

PPA gives relief to port lessees, operators amid the ECQ

24 APRIL 2020, MANILA—Lessees and port operators having contracts with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) can heave a sigh of relief as the agency gives a 30-day reprieve in the payment of rental and concession fees.

The memorandum circular, which was signed on Thursday, is in accordance with the Bayanihan We Heal as One Act encouraging private and government entities to give respite to people as the country continues to reel from the effects of the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic (COVID-19).

South Harbor COVID-19 treatment facility to open sooner than target

17 APRIL 2020, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to open the South Harbor Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) medical treatment facility as early as next week as retrofitting of the passenger terminal is likely to finish this weekend.

PPA is fast-tracking the completion of the facility in its bid to boost the medical treatment capacity of the National Capital Region as well as its nearby cities and provinces, which has been lacking due to the increasing number of COVID-19-infected persons.

PPA feels the pinch of COVID-19 as March income dips 79%

14 APRIL 2020, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is feeling the pinch of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in all aspects of its operations.

This after PPA’s income for March plunges 79% from the registered P1.401 billion in the same period of last year to a meager P300.93 million this year, approximately 16 days after the imposition of the Community Quarantine in Luzon.

PPA Port Management Offices install decontamination tents to combat COVID-19

8 APRIL 2020, MANILA—With the fight against the Coronavirus Disease expected to drag a little further, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has installed decontamination and misting tents in all its ports and terminals nationwide as another safety measure in the battle against the dreaded disease.  The facility initially aims to disinfect all individuals entering and exiting the port premises.

Aboitiz Foundation arms PPA frontline personnel with protective equipment

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.

Manila ports fear shut down due to continued cargo congestion, slow pull out

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.

PPA imposes entry protocol in offices, ports in fight against COVID-19

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.

PPA releases month’s salary of employees, JOs, mid-year, 13th month pay to follow

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.