PPA News & Events

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.

PPA beefs up port security, hires additional port police personnel

11 OCTOBER 2019, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is beefing up its port police force nationwide in its bid to secure the country’s ports from all kinds of threat.

By the end of the year, the PPA will be deploying some 80 additional port police personnel to augment its existing port police force to man the 115 ports under PPA jurisdiction.

The new members of the PPA port police are now undergoing rigorous physical, emotional and intellectual preparations at the PPA training facility located north of Manila.

PPA sets-up “Gender-Neutral” restrooms, promotes gender inclusivity

20 AUGUST 2019, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is adopting a “Gender-Neutral Restroom” facility in all its ports nationwide in its bid to promote gender sensitivity and inclusivity.

The facilities will be completed and available in all PPA terminals not later than the end of August this year.

PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago said the adoption of such facility has been under study for  the past couple of months in order to come-up with the best solution and maintain the balance among all genders.

‘ELSA’ facilitates movement of empties at Manila South Harbor

31 MAY 2019, MANILA—Yard utilization at the Manila South Harbor was trimmed down to a better-than-ideal level with the implementation of the Empty Loadout Shipping Agreement (ELSA) at the port.

The initiative, put forward by South Harbor cargo handling operator Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), boosted the Manifesto of Support on empty and overstaying containers signed in mid-March as well as PPA Administrative Orders clearing the Manila ports of such boxes.

PPA remits record-breaking P9.4 billion in dividend and taxes for 2018

14 MAY 2019, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continued its strong fiscal performance in 2018 as it remits P3.5 billion in dividends to the national coffers for 2018.

On top of this, the state-owned agency likewise paid P5.9 billion in taxes for 2018, more than half of total taxes paid in the last 10 years.

Overall, the PPA is contributing a record-breaking amount of P9.4 billion in terms of dividends and taxes to the National Government for the past year, which can be used for the Government’s various social welfare, health and other projects.

PPA steps up ‘green port revolution’ as Batangas, CDO receive GPAS awards

MANILA, 3 December 2018—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is stepping up its ‘green port’ initiatives in all its ports nationwide after two of the country’s top gateways were conferred with GPAS awards by the APEC Port Services Network (APSN).

The Port of Batangas and the Port of Cagayan de Oro received their respective GPAS awards from APSN recently.