PPA News & Events

PPA reiterates ban on single-use plastics in all controlled ports, facilities, offices

19 SEPTEMBER 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is reiterating its ban on all single-use plastics at all ports under its jurisdiction as it moves forward to sustainable port operations.

PPA Officer in Charge-General Manager Francisquiel O. Mancile stressed that all port managers across its 25 Port Management Offices must strictly impose the directive embedded under PPA Memorandum Circular No. 11-2021.

He added that this will also go hand in hand with the theme of the 2022 National Maritime Week Celebration: “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”.

PPA to host the 2022 National Maritime Week Celebration

15 SEPTEMBER 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is hosting the 2022 National Maritime Week (NMW) slated for September 19-25, 2022 with various activities lined up anchored on this year’s theme, “New Technologies for Greener Shipping.”

As planned by the National Committee, the celebration includes the dressing and simultaneous blowing of horns for ships docked at any PPA port, bloodletting, a webinar on green ports and shipping, a vlog-making contest, and the national coastal clean-up drive.

DOTr, PPA guarantee congestion-free Manila ports

21 AUGUST 2022, MANILA— Department of Transportation Undersecretary Elmer Francisco U. Sarmiento and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Officer in Charge-General Manager Francisquiel O. Mancile visited and inspected the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and the Manila North Harbor to ensure efficient port operations and uninterrupted supply chain activities at the local and global levels.

PPA books a 9% hike in 1H income, steadies pace in its pandemic recovery

17 AUGUST 2022, MANILA--The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues to rebound from the effects of the global pandemic as net income increased by 9% in the first six months of the year.

The agency’s net income is now only 13% down compared to the pre-pandemic figure. PPA's net income declined by as much as 50% during the onslaught of COVID-19 in 2020.

Data from the PPA showed that net income for the period in review reached P5.024 billion from P4.611 billion registered in 2021. Against the target of P4.056 billion, the actual figure is 24% higher.

PPA starts review of operations to reduce shipping, travel costs

12 JULY 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to start reviewing its operations in compliance with the directive of Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista to reduce logistics and travel costs.

In his anniversary message delivered during the 48th Founding Anniversary of the PPA on Monday, PPA Officer in Charge-General Manager Manuel A. Boholano said he already reported the initiative to Sec. Bautista in their meeting also held yesterday.

DOTr Sec. Bautista directs PPA to reduce shipping, travel costs; maintain safe, secure, convenient travel

07 JULY 2022, MANILA—Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista made a surprise visit to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Thursday to familiarize himself with the operations of all agencies under the Department of Transportation.

Bautista revealed to PPA officials his plans to further develop the port industry and enhance the benefits to shippers and travelers.

PPA extends grant of financial aid for ‘Odette’ relief, reconstruction efforts

22 APRIL 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has extended the grant of financial assistance to agencies and organizations involved in the relief and reconstruction efforts to areas devastated by tropical storm Odette using the ports directly under the Authority.

Pursuant to PPA Memorandum Circular 02-2022, the government share on Ro-Ro Terminal Fees (RRTF) collected from vehicles and rolling cargoes in all PPA ports shall be waived for the period March 29, 2022 until 30 June 2022. 

PPA contributes P43.98-B to Nat’l Coffers, spent P19.87-B for port projects from 2016 to 2021

21 MARCH 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) reported a P43.98 billion total contribution to the Government in the form of taxes paid and dividend remittances for the period 2016 to 2021.

The amount is P12.93 billion or 41.64% higher compared to the total contribution paid to Government from 2010 to 2015.

The state-owned agency also reported a P19.87 billion total expense for the completion of 240 port projects from 2016 to 2021, which form part of the 585 port projects completed under the Build-Build-Build program of the current administration.

Truckers laud PPA for new permitting system

24 JANUARY 2022, MANILA—The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) has lauded the move of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in implementing a single document serving as Accreditation, Permit to Operate and vehicle pass in all ports controlled by the agency as well as private ports.

CTAP, considered as the biggest trucker’s group in the country, said the move is in accordance with the policy direction of the government particularly in the ease of doing business in the country.