PPA News & Events

PPA digitizes personnel recruitment, system now online

20 JULY 2020, MANILA—A week after launching its electronic payment portal, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Monday, formally launches its Online Recruitment Portal (ORP), digitizing the agency’s recruitment processes from application to appointment.

 

The ORP is also in response to the ‘new normal’ being implemented by the government to help prevent the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Disease 2019 by reducing, if not eliminating, face-to-face transactions—one of the single biggest contributors in the spread of the virus.

 

PPA: 46 years of promoting nation-building through integrity and dedicated public service in ports for every Filipino

13 JULY 2020, MANILA—The year 2020 was supposed to be a prosperous year for the entire world according to fortune tellers.

Everybody was upbeat. The business community, government economic leaders, and GOCCs like PPA were anticipating unprecedented opportunities ushered in by the new year and a new decade.

Until disaster struck.

PPA launches e-Payment Portal for port-related charges

13 JULY 2020, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Monday launches its electronic-payment portal (EPP) in its bid to digitize the collection of port charges to reduce face-to-face transaction and comply with the ‘new normal’ scheme due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EPP, designed and developed by in-house technology and online platform experts, is a major upgrade of the existing system of the PPA, which is slowly being put into place since 2018.

DOTr, PPA complete 14 port projects while under community quarantine, set to complete 22 more by year-end

12 JUNE 2020, MANILA--TheDepartment of Transportation and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announce the completion of 14 strategic port projects completed in the midst of the country’s fight against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

These projects, when finally operated, will boost the operational capability of the ports particularly with the near resumption of interisland passenger travel and the movement of essential goods while the country tries to veer away from the clutches of the pandemic.

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.