PPA News & Events

PPA BRACES FOR SUPERTYPHOON MAWAR

24 MAY 2023, MANILA —Precautionary measures are now in place in all ports under the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) following the announcement of the weather bureau PAG-ASA to prepare for supertyphoon Mawar, with a local name of Typhoon Betty once it reached the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

While it has yet to directly hit the country, Mawar may enter PAR by Friday or the weekend according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).

PPA BUDGET UTILIZATION RISES TO 83% IN 2022

07 MAY 2023, MANILA — Committed to providing modern, sustainable and resilient port infrastructures and facilities throughout the country, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posts 83% budget utilization rate (BUR) in 2022, the highest in the previous years despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 83% rate shows that PPA was able to maximize and implement responsible usage of its corporate budget with a huge increase in budget utilization rate comparing it from 71% in 2021 and 62% in 2020.

MGA EMPLEYADO NG PPA, SUMAILALIM SA SURPRISE DRUG TEST

25 ABRIL 2023, MAYNILA — Nagsagawa ng surprise drug test ang mga kawani ng Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) nitong ika-18 ng Abril taong 2023 bilang pagtalima sa umiiral na PPA Memorandum Order 04-2016 o ang “Drug Free Workplace Policy” na naglalayong magkaroon ng maayos, malinis, at malayo sa droga na mga opisina ng PPA.

Negatibo ang lahat ng humigit kumulang liman-daang empleyado ng PPA mula sa Head Office, Port Management Office (PMO) ng NCR- North at PMO NCR- South.

PPA EXPLAINS DIGITALIZATION PLANS AND PORT CHARGES TO SENATE

12 APRIL 2023, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) explained the importance of globalization and the significance of lowering logistics costs within the country’s ports during the Senate Public Services Committee inquiry, headed by its chairperson Senator Grace Poe.

PPA GM Jay Santiago was able to answer queries about PPA’s digitalization plans, debunked the claim of having a duplicate system with another government agency and the need to lower logistics costs.

PPA’s 'NO LEAVE POLICY,' OPLAN BIYAHENG AYOS, ALL SET FOR HOLY WEEK RUSH

30 MARCH 2023, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is now implementing its "No Leave Policy" and "Full Manpower" directive from General Manager Jay Santiago during this Holy Week in preparation for the expected influx of passengers.

The issued memorandum in lieu of said directive is effective from April 3 to April 10, 2023 from which the personnel are expected to cater to the needs of thousands of passengers this Lenten season. According to PPA GM Jay Santiago, this order covers all personnel including PPA’s frontline services on duty.  

World-Class Terminal at Pinakamalaking Passenger Terminal Building sa Pilipinas, Binuksan na sa Publiko

27 MARSO 2023, CALAPAN — Matapos ang matagumpay na inagurasyon ng Port Operations Building (POB) ng Masbate at Coron kamakailan ay binuksan na rin sa publiko ang pinaka malaking Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) sa buong bansa na matatagpuan sa Calapan Port, Oriental Mindoro ngayong araw, ika-27 ng Marso 2023.

Ang mas pinalaki, pinaganda at modernong PTB ng Port of Calapan ay makapagbibigay serbisyo na sa nasa 3,500 na pasahero anumang oras mula sa dating kapasidad ng lumang terminal na nasa 1,600 lamang.