Manila port operators donate safety, communication equipment to MMDA

04 JUNE 2018, MANILA—Manila port operators International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI) have donated at least a P20 million worth of safety and communication equipment to the Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday.

The pieces of equipment were donated to help the agency improve the traffic flow in the metro particularly container trucks plying the roads using the Terminal Appointment Booking System or TABS.

The donation was made possible through the intercession of the Philippine Port Authority.

The pieces equipment include 500 pieces handheld radios and its accessories; 500 pieces body cameras; and 1,500 pieces lighted baton. The equipment are expected to be deployed to MMDA personnel along the truck routes like Roxas Blvd., C-5, Bonifacio Drive, Finance Road, among others.

Present during the turnover ceremonies were PPA General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago, PPA NCR-South Port Manager Francisquiel O. Mancile, and PPA EA for Communications Asuncion B. Flores. For ICTSI, present were Ishmael Marohom, Government Affairs Manager, Filipina Laurena, Deputy Executive Director-ICTSI Foundation, Dra. Patty Licup, Training Head-ICTSI Foundation, and Jimmy Go, Operations Manager-Gates Operations. Standing in for ATI, on the other hand, were Ian Baking, Assistant Vice President, Jun Balita, Government Relations Manager, and Dominador Antonio Bustamante, Corporate Communications Manager.

Receiving the donation for MMDA, meanwhile, were chairman Danilo Lim and General Manager Jojo Garcia.