PPA News & Events

PPA starts review of operations to reduce shipping, travel costs

12 JULY 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to start reviewing its operations in compliance with the directive of Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista to reduce logistics and travel costs.

In his anniversary message delivered during the 48th Founding Anniversary of the PPA on Monday, PPA Officer in Charge-General Manager Manuel A. Boholano said he already reported the initiative to Sec. Bautista in their meeting also held yesterday.

DOTr Sec. Bautista directs PPA to reduce shipping, travel costs; maintain safe, secure, convenient travel

07 JULY 2022, MANILA—Transportation Secretary Jaime J. Bautista made a surprise visit to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Thursday to familiarize himself with the operations of all agencies under the Department of Transportation.

Bautista revealed to PPA officials his plans to further develop the port industry and enhance the benefits to shippers and travelers.

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. 

PPA contributes P43.98-B to Nat’l Coffers, spent P19.87-B for port projects from 2016 to 2021

21 MARCH 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) reported a P43.98 billion total contribution to the Government in the form of taxes paid and dividend remittances for the period 2016 to 2021.

The amount is P12.93 billion or 41.64% higher compared to the total contribution paid to Government from 2010 to 2015.

The state-owned agency also reported a P19.87 billion total expense for the completion of 240 port projects from 2016 to 2021, which form part of the 585 port projects completed under the Build-Build-Build program of the current administration.

Truckers laud PPA for new permitting system

24 JANUARY 2022, MANILA—The Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) has lauded the move of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in implementing a single document serving as Accreditation, Permit to Operate and vehicle pass in all ports controlled by the agency as well as private ports.

CTAP, considered as the biggest trucker’s group in the country, said the move is in accordance with the policy direction of the government particularly in the ease of doing business in the country.

PPA gives financial, operational support to agencies involved in ‘Odette’ response ops

23 DECEMBER 2021, MANILA – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has extended financial and operational support to agencies and organizations now involved in relief and reconstruction efforts in areas devastated by Typhoon Odette.

PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, under Memorandum Circular (MC) 23 dated 21 December 2021, directed all port managers, terminal operators, cargo handling operators, and shipping companies to give vehicles, equipment, people, and cargoes involved in the relief operations loading and unloading priority.

PPA prioritizes ‘Green Port’ initiatives, bats for sustainable port operations

22 NOVEMBER 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is taking more advanced Climate Change mitigation initiatives after a series of successful measures were implemented for the past 5 years.

With this, PPA is now prioritizing its ‘Green Port’ initiatives patterned before the Green Port Awards System of the APEC Port Services Network (APSN) as it moves forward towards more sustainable port operations.

Mindoro’s ‘food highway’ gets boost with completion of 8 integrated seaport projects as PRRD leads the unveiling

18 NOVEMBER 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are set to unveil on Thursday another eight seaport development projects in the provinces of Mindoro worth P754 million.

The completed seaport development projects are expected to enhance and sustain efficiency at Mindoro’s ‘food highway’ resulting in faster movement of the supply chain and eventually lowering the market prices, particularly essential products.