PPA News & Events

DOTr, PPA unveil seven port projects in Bohol, swift recovery from the pandemic seen

29 OCTOBER 2021, BOHOL —The province of Bohol is expected to recover swiftly from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the completion of seven new seaport projects.

These seaport projects, set to be inaugurated today by no less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, will significantly change the transportation and logistics patterns of the province to a more speedy, predictable, and cheaper transport mode.

New Pier, POB to boost traffic, address congestion at Lucena port

25 SEPTEMBER 2021, LUCENA CITY—The Port Management Office of Marinduque/Quezon (PMO MarQuez) is anticipating bigger Ro-Ro traffic as the PMO unveils an additional pier and a POB facility at its Lucena port.

With high concentration of passengers and rolling cargoes bound for Marinduque and Romblon, the new pier facility will address the congestion at the port as it offers additional berthing space for vessels.

Makar Wharf unveils new facilities, increase in port traffic seen

22 SEPTEMBER 2021, GEN. SANTOS CITY -- Port traffic at the Port of Gen. Santos, popularly known as the Makar Wharf, is expecting an upward trend despite the ongoing pandemic as it unveils its Port Operations Building (POB) Complex.

The POB Complex, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, 23 September, offers a state-of-the-art facility, which is expected to ease the movement of vessels, cargo and other port-related traffic compared to its old complex.

DOTr, PPA, CAAP inaugurate the expanded, modernized Siquijor air and sea port facilities

25 AUGUST 2021, SOQUIJOR—The Department of Transportation, together with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), is set to inaugurate the expanded Siquijor port and airport facilities on Thursday, effectively ending the decade-long concern against congestion.

The Port of Siquijor is the main door of the mystical island province to and from Luzon, the rest of the Visayas, and Mindanao.

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.