08 DECEMBER 2015, MANILA – Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana is quitting his post effective end of December 2015.
Sta. Ana handed his resignation to the President thru the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya last Friday, 04 December 2015.
In his letter of resignation to the President, Sta. Ana stated that “it is with heavy heart that he has decided to return to the private sector”.
It has been disclosed that Sta. Ana has been contemplating of resigning from his post to rejoin the private sector a few months ago.
Sta. Ana held on to the post to finish the PPA pending organization plan and placement of employees, as well as wound up his international commitments. GM Sta. Ana was elected Chairman of Asean Ports Authorities Association for 2 years and he completed his term last November 3, 2015 in a turn-over ceremony held in Brunei, handing the Chairmanship over to Malaysia. The Philippine Ports Authority’s international commitment of hosting the APEC Ports Services Network (APSN), where he serve as Council member, was successfully completed last November 13, 2015 in Cebu City.
In the last 5 years, Sta. Ana focused on good governance issues, among others, simplication of business processess in ports to make it easy for the public to transact business and transparency in corporate governance. He also pushed for port modernization in various gateway projects, port efficiency and productivity in the handling of cargoes and connectivity.
Under his watch, the Governance Commission for Government Owned or Controlled Corporation (GCG) elevated PPA status to First Class government corporation (Classification A) based on COA-Audited Financial Statements for CYs 2012, 2013 and 2014. Based on 2014 Commission on Audit (COA) Report on PPA’s Financial Statements, its assets are valued at Php114.53 Billion and its audited revenues for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 enormously increased to Php10.4B, Php11.7B and Php13.2B, respectively, noting very significant and commendable increases in the last 5 years.
In addition to being PPA CEO, he is Vice-Chairman of the PPA Board of Directors and Chairman of the PPA Executive Board.
“With all these commitments almost done, I think I could already go and return to the private life.” GM Sta. Ana said.
Before joining PPA in 2010, Sta. Ana was Senior Vice President of FF Cruz & Co., Inc., one of the largest construction companies in the country, and played a key role in several subsidiaries of that company.
The appointment of Sta. Ana, made on 13 July 2010, was one of the earliest made by President Benigno Aquino III, who assumed his Presidency on July 1, 2015. Sta. Ana was PPA General Manager for 5 years and 5 months.