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. 

Among the severely affected Odette-hit areas include Dinagat Island, Siargao and Surigao City in Surigao del Norte, Bohol, Palawan, as well as several areas in the Samar/Leyte provinces.

To date, the PPA is continuously rehabilitating the ports severely damaged by the same typhoon in order to bring back these ports to full commercial operations at the soonest time possible. These ports include Lipata in Surigao City, Liloan, and San Ricardo in Northern Samar as well as several ports under the Port Management Office of Bohol.