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Ombudsman charges ex-Philippine Ports Authority officials with graft

Feb 18, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The former officials are accused of anomalously granting permits to a port used by DMCI Mining Corporation

CHARGED. Juan Sta Ana is indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for graft. Photo from PPA website

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

Jan 08, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board tells transport operators to attend to the needs of affected passengers

PPA: Manila ports' yard utilization 'very healthy'

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Cargo utilization at the Manila International Container Terminal MICT and the Manila South Harbor MSH remain very healthy at 60

PORT OF MANILA. In this photo taken on August 20, 2014, trucks drive past rows of cargo containers at the Port of Manila. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Philippine ports ready for holiday season

Sep 25, 2016 - 2:32 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority guarantees the public that ports will remain clog free

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Philippine ports chief resigns

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Juan Sta Ana says he wants to return to the private sector after serving the Aquino administration for 5 years and 5 months

RETURN TO PRIVATE SECTOR. PPA chief Juan Sta Ana has long contemplated returning to the private sector. Photo from PPA website

Davao Sasa project attracts 5 investors

Jul 29, 2015 - 5:34 PM

San Miguel ICTSI and Singapore s Portek are among the 5 groups that want to bid for the Davao Sasa modernization project

NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS. A study shows that container traffic in Davao is seen to increase by at least 6% annually over the next 25 years. Photo from Wikipedia

Local shippers wary over Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Local shipping players concerned over increased competition from foreign shipping the readiness of ports and potential smuggling

Customs preparing new fuel-marking scheme to fight smuggling

Jul 26, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The scheme is estimated to net an additional P13 6 billion in government revenue from curbing smuggling particularly in Bataan ports

Lorenzo Shipping profits in 2014 despite port congestion

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Domestic shipping line records its most profitable year in 10 years and reiterates the need to modernize ports

3 potential bidders for Davao Sasa port project

May 21, 2015 - 6:12 PM

So far San Miguel Corporation Davao International Container Terminal and Portek International have bought bid documents for the country s first seaport PPP project

FIRST SEAPORT PPP. San Miguel, along with two other firms, buys bid documents for the P17-billion ($382.35-million) Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project. File photo from the Philippine Ports Authority

ICTSI not keen on Davao Sasa seaport project

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:06 AM

We may not bid for that says ICTSI chairman Enrique Razon Jr when asked about the P17 B first seaport public private partnership project of the Aquino administration

Gov’t rolls out Davao Sasa port project

Apr 11, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The P17 B modernization effort is the first seaport PPP project to be rolled out by DOTC

Ports authority books profit despite congestion

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority even overshoots its P3 67 billion target by 16 or P582 million

Port congestion fixed, Malacañang says

Mar 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The volume of cargo ship in and out of the seaports in the Philippines also grew faster in 2014 amid the congestion the Philippine Ports Authority reports

Manila ports less congested now, says ports agency

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The continued decline in the utilization level of the Manila ports is a clear manifestation of a healthy government and private sector partnership the Philippine Ports Authority chief says

Manila ports nearing congestion as holiday period begins

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority appeals to importers and cargo owners to clear their cargos with only a week left before Christmas

PPA chief: Manila ports to be fully decongested early 2015

Dec 15, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The number of vessels at queue was reduced to a combined total of 16 vessels excluding those at berth from a high of 30 a couple of weeks ago

Gov't to complete Tacloban airport rehab in Jan 2015

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The Aquino administration reports that it has finished work on 3 other airports and 14 seaports in Yolanda hit areas

Manila ports decongesting but corruption poses problem

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras discloses a scheme by fixers that includes unfair charges for shipping lines

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Customs misses revenue target in August

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:58 PM

Four out of the 5 billionaire ports in the country failed to hit their goals for August dragging the overall revenue performance for the month

After truck ban, Manila ports start to breathe

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Private operators of the country s biggest shipping ports report an increase in import and export shipments in Manila

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Gov't imposes fees for unclaimed cargoes at Manila ports

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Philippine Ports Authority charges shippers P5 000 for overstaying Customs cleared cargoes

Importers told: Claim overstaying cargoes in Manila by Sept 8

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Or else the government says it will move these to other locations

The Manila International Container Terminal. Photo from the ICTSI website

Overstaying containers at Manila ports shipped out to Subic

Aug 29, 2014 - 10:43 AM

A chartered vessel moves overstaying cargo to make way for the onset of peak shipping season next month

Manila ports to 'normalize' in 4 weeks, says PPA

Jul 14, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Empty containers at the ports are being shipped out to Subic

REPERCUSSIONS. PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima warns of the repercussions of Manila's truck ban on Philippine exports. Romeo Gacad/AFP

PPA bids out P119-M port rehab contracts

Dec 28, 2013 - 2:44 PM

The PPA is looking for bidders to improve the ports in Bohol Iligan and Masao

BETTER PORTS. PPA is bidding out contracts for the rehabilitation of 6 ports in the country. AFP file photo

Palace: Leviste met all parole requirements

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Coloma says the Palace will respect all legal processes should anyone question the parole in court

'TEMPORARY LIBERTY'. Former Batangas Gov Jose Antonio Leviste's parole met no objections from the family of Rafael de las Alas, who he killed in 2007.

Cagayan de Oro port revival to benefit PPA, Shell

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:44 PM

Pilipinas Shell is investing at least P6 billion into reviving the Cagayan de Oro port

ICTSI, Shell pitch in to help Tacloban port

Dec 02, 2013 - 9:18 PM

The two companies are stepping up to help operate the port of Tacloban

MOBILE HARBOR CRANE. ICTSI will be using this crane to load and offload goods in the Port of Tacloban. Photo from ICTSI press release

PPA bidding out P301-M port rehab contracts

Oct 27, 2013 - 8:10 PM

PPA is soliciting bids for the rehabilitation of 6 ports in the country with contracts worth P301M

BETTER PORTS. PPA is bidding out contracts for the rehabilitation of 6 ports in the country. AFP file photo

Govt awards P16-M contract for Batangas port study

Sep 23, 2013 - 5:36 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority taps a joint venture to study how to maximize use of the Batangas port as part of efforts to decongest the Port of Manila

UNDER STUDY. A study is set to assess how the Batangas port can be fully utilized for Manila port's sake. AFP Photo

Sarangani port officers under fire for release of Malaysian barge

Jul 04, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Glan Mayor Victor James Yap is set to file charges against Philippine Ports Authority officers who allowed a Malaysian barge with a pending case leave the town s port

ILLEGALLY RELEASED? A Malaysian barge charged for dumping waste in Sarangani Bay was released by port authority officers. Photo by Edwin Espejo