The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) was created on July 11, 1974 with the issuance of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 505. This PD was subject of several amendments one of which is PD No. 857 which was issued on December 23, 1975. Section 6 (v) of PD No. 857 empowers the PPA “to create or alter its own organization or Port Management Unit, and staff such an organization or Port Management Unit (PMU) with appropriate and qualified personnel in accordance with what may be deemed proper or necessary to achieve the objectives of the Authority”.

The PPA Citizen’s Charter is in support of the government’s program to promote integrity, accountability, proper management of public affairs and public property as well as to establish effective practices aimed at the prevention of graft and corruption in government.

The Charter is presented by Head Office and Field Office frontline services.