PPA News & Events

PPA: Heightened security protocol at ports all set this holiday season for expected 57M passengers

20 DECEMBER 2022, MANILA —Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Santiago gathers Port Police Officials yesterday, December 19, 2022, to ensure safe and secured passenger travels at ports during peak season.

Days before Christmas and conduct of his port inspection, GM Santiago warned the Port Polices to conduct honest and transparent duties, since security is one of the day-to-day top priorities watched over by the agency to be executed in the busiest time of the year. 


14 DISYEMBRE 2022, MAYNILA — Nililinaw ng Philippine Ports Authority na walang “PORT CLOSURE” sa mga pantalan ng Maynila at Batangas ngayong Pasko at Bagong Taon. Ito ay matapos ang maling anunsyo ng 2GO Travel sa kanilang websites ukol sa di-umanong “port closures”ngayong peak season. 

Ayon kay General Manager Jay Santiago, tuloy ang 24/7 na operasyon sa mga pantalan at walang naiulat na pagsasara ng anumang pantalan ng PPA sa buong bansa. 

PPA: Digitization, key for swift transactions

10 DECEMBER 2022, MANILA —The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) management believes for faster and corruption-free transaction with the aid of digitization which will greatly benefit the port users nationwide.

In the recently concluded Department of Transportation (DoTr) Strategic Planning held on December 8, 2022, attended by its attached agencies, PPA General Manager Jay Santiago emphasized the importance of expanding PPA's communication infrastructure for transparency and connectivity of projects and transactions across the country.


05 DECEMBER 2022, MANILA — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) clears that passengers should not be charged with extra fees at ports after receiving complaints of alleged charging of additional payment amid expected flocking of passengers at terminals during peak season.

On 30 November 2022, several passengers at Matnog Port reported to PPA Port Police the charging of extra Php 20.00 by the third party operator which is currently being investigated according to PMO Bicol Port Manager Ma. Magnolia S. Requejo.


03 DECEMBER 2022, MANILA —In response to expected influx of passengers come holiday season, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to enforce a "No Leave Policy," per memorandum issued by General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago covering its frontline personnel at the Port Management Offices (PMOs) and Head Office to ensure a safe and smooth trip at ports effective December 5, 2022 to January 6, 2023.

According to GM Santiago, it is important to ensure safety and attend to the needs of passengers during travel peak season.

PPA: No tree planting, no permit to operate

06 NOVEMBER 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to strengthen its tree-planting initiatives in compliance with the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on integrating the same in the construction of the country’s flood-control infrastructure projects.

It can be recalled that after witnessing the impact of deforestation and the recent devastation of Tropical Storm Paeng, President Marcos Jr. said that tree planting should also be prioritized to prevent severe flooding.

PPA reiterates ban on single-use plastics in all controlled ports, facilities, offices

19 SEPTEMBER 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is reiterating its ban on all single-use plastics at all ports under its jurisdiction as it moves forward to sustainable port operations.

PPA Officer in Charge-General Manager Francisquiel O. Mancile stressed that all port managers across its 25 Port Management Offices must strictly impose the directive embedded under PPA Memorandum Circular No. 11-2021.

He added that this will also go hand in hand with the theme of the 2022 National Maritime Week Celebration: “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”.

PPA to host the 2022 National Maritime Week Celebration

15 SEPTEMBER 2022, MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is hosting the 2022 National Maritime Week (NMW) slated for September 19-25, 2022 with various activities lined up anchored on this year’s theme, “New Technologies for Greener Shipping.”

As planned by the National Committee, the celebration includes the dressing and simultaneous blowing of horns for ships docked at any PPA port, bloodletting, a webinar on green ports and shipping, a vlog-making contest, and the national coastal clean-up drive.