PPA News & Events

Ph cargo throughput up 11% in Jan-July as passage sector remains strong

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016—Philippine cargo volume continue its strong performance climbing another 11% in the first 7 months of the year compared to the figure posted last year.

Latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed that total cargo throughput reached 141.770 million metric tons (mmt) this year from 128.217 mmt registered in the first 7-month figure of 2015. Foreign cargo volume inch-up 12% to 86.302 mmt while domestic traffic recorded a 9% rise.

Nation celebrates National Maritime Week 2016

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016—The Philippines is set for a busy but memorable week as the country is set to celebrate the National Maritime Week (NMW) from September 25-30, 2016.

The week is packed with simultaneous events nationwide ranging from sports fests, coastal clean-ups, capacity-building seminars, jobs fair, as well as singing and arts contests.

This year’s NMW theme is “Shipping: Indispensable to the World” was coined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the maritime policy-making body of the United Nations.

PPA reiterates strict compliance to anti-corruption policies as it relieves employee caught on Customs CCTV

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016—Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago directed all its employees to strictly follow anti-corruption in light of the video showing one of its personnel caught in an allegedly anomalous transaction.

Santiago stressed that strict adherence to government ethical standards is the only way to prevent similar cases from happening again.

New chapter, new leadership as PPA marks 42nd Founding Anniversary

MANILA, JULY 11, 2016—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is turning another chapter in its corporate life as it celebrates its 42nd Founding Anniversary today beaming with hope and pride with the entry of the new administration.

Armed with a new Vision that ‘By 2020, PPA shall have provided port services of global standards’, officers and staff, are ecstatic with this promise of better public service through reduced red tape in dealing with the agency resulting in more productivity and efficiency for the entire agency.

New PPA GM brings new work culture, buckles down to work right away

MANILA, JULY 4, 2016—Newly appointed Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Atty. Jay Daniel R. Santiago issued a marching order to all officials and employees to be transparent at all times and prioritize clients at any given time.

Right at the very first minute of work, Santiago also ordered all junior and senior officials of the state-owned agency to refrain from holding any kind of meeting during office hours or from 8AM to 5PM in order not to disrupt delivery of public service.

PPA to host 2nd PIANC-YP Com Asian Seminar

MANILA, APRIL 8, 2016—PIANC Philippines, through the Philippine Ports Authority, is hosting the 2nd PIANC YP-Com Asian Seminar to prepare the Young Professionals for future port developments.

To be held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila, the event is expected to attract YPs from the different Permanent International Association of Navigational Congresses (PIANC) member economies along the Asia-Pacific rim.

Ph hosts 1st ASEAN Sustainable Port Development Network meeting

MANILA, MARCH 12, 2016—The Philippines, through the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), is hosting the first ever meeting of the Training Network for Sustainable Port Development (SPD) in the Asean region.

The meeting, which will be held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila on March 15, will be attended by the different decision makers from the member economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

Ph, Jap join hands to promote disaster-resilient ports

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), in cooperation with the Japan Overseas Port Cooperation Association (JOPCA), held the second Ph-Jap Port Seminar for Disaster Prevention at the Manila Diamond Hotel on February 3, 2016.

The whole-day event, which also attracted several partner-agencies like the Department of Transportation and Communications, MLIT, OCDI, SCOPE, WAVE and CDIT and supported by JICA, was attended by close to 120 stakeholders—a combination of Japanese and Filipino delegates from the different participating agencies.