PPA News & Events

PPA scores big in nationwide customer satisfaction survey; PPA's integrity, facilities and services highlighted

18 AUGUST 2021, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has scored big in a recent nationwide satisfaction survey that highlighted the strength of its integrity, facilities, and personnel.

Based on the result of the latest Port Users’ Annual Satisfaction Survey (PASS) released by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), the PPA secured the very satisfactory level in three of the biggest key indicators: facilities, integrity, and staff and organization.

Delays in cargo shipments loom as China ports reel due to COVID-19

18 AUGUST 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is encouraging the Philippine-based importers and exporters to make the necessary operational adjustments as delays in the delivery of cargo looms due to the partial closure of several ports in China due to COVID-19.

PPA said early preparation is key to reduce the negative impact of the delays in their overall daily operations, thus, allowing them flexibility in the long run.

PPA completes off-site training facility, expects significant savings on training expenses

16 AUGUST 2021, MANILA—Taking advantage of the face-to-face training lull due to COVID-19, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has completed the renovation and improvement of its training facility that will house the majority of its executive and management planning sessions and other capacity-building initiatives to reduce cost.

It will also provide the Authority a proper venue that will house the required continuous training of its port police force to maintain their tip-top shape to carry out their sworn duties and functions.

PPA remits an additional P221 million to NG, raising its 2020 dividend remittance to P3.77B

25 MAY 2021, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) remitted an additional P221 million to the National Treasury in a bid to help the Government in its anti-COVID-19 efforts.

The additional amount raises the total dividend remitted to the Government for year 2020 by an additional P221M or a total of P3.77 billion representing 57.5% of the agency’s net income for 2020.

PPA marks another milestone as PPA GM elected as IAPH Veep

20 MAY 2021, MANILA—Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues to bring in positive developments one after the other.

This, after PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago was recently elected Vice President for Asia, South East and Oceania of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).

In a letter dated 13 May 2021 signed by IAPH Secretary-General Masahiko Furuichi, the PPA was informed about the result of the Voting of Confidence by the IAPH members which was undertaken from 12 April to 03 May 2021.

PPA remits P17.17 billion dividends during Duterte administration, more than double its total dividends in 2010-2015

10 MAY 2021, MANILA--The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues to solidify its financial foundation after remitting more than P17 billion in dividends to the National Government (NG) from 2016 to 2020, more than double the total dividends it remitted before the Duterte administration from 2010 to 2015.

PPA enforces strict COVID-19 protocols, activates Malasakit Helpdesks ahead of the Lenten break

26 MARCH 2021, MANILA—In preparation for the possible increase in the number of travelers due to the upcoming Holy Week, and to address the rise in COVID-19 cases, ports under the control of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) are now on ‘heightened alert’ to ensure that proper health and safety protocols are observed ahead of the Lenten break.

Special attention is also being implemented in ports located in the “NCR Plus” to guarantee that only authorized persons can enter and exit the facilities.

Amid pandemic, PPA raises billions in dividend remittance, hikes remittance to support COVID-19 response

24 MARCH 2021, MANILA—Despite facing difficulties posed by the pandemic, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) managed to collect billions of pesos in dividend remittance to the national government for fiscal year 2020.

And while existing law mandates PPA to give at least 50% of its net income annually to the government, PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago said the PPA Board has approved the initiative to give 56% of its net income for 2020 to the national coffers to assist the government in its COVID-19 response.

PPA, APEC-PAI sign fresh 5-year pact on port cooperation

05 FEBRUARY, 2021, MANILA--Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center, Port of Antwerp International (APEC-PAI) have entered into a new agreement on port cooperation in a bid to create a framework for a mutually beneficial cooperation between the PPA and the APEC-PAI in the field of port training, consultancy, port management and investment opportunities.

Tree, mangrove planting now mandatory for every PPA contract, permit issued

21 JANUARY 2021, MANILA—True to its commitment to help promote environmental protection and sustainability, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has ordered the mandatory planting of trees and mangroves for every contract, accreditation and permits issued by the agency.

The order takes effect on the 2nd of February after the 15-day publication period reckoning from 19 January 2021.