Port charges waived for 2nd send off of LSIs

Marje Pelayo   •   July 24, 2020   •   668

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is reducing port fees and charges in support of the second send-off of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) under the Hatid-Tulong program.

According to PPA’s advisory, buses and other vehicles are exempted from paying the Passenger Terminal Fee and Ro-Ro Terminal Fee while port fees and charges for Ro-Ro vessels and other sea-going vessels are reduced by P1.00.

The new policy is based on PPA Memorandum Circular No. 24-2020.

The agency expects some 4,000 LSIs, 120 buses from the National Capital Region (NCR) as well as the different vessels and Ro-Ro operators across the country will benefit from the said project.

The waiver and reduction of port charges is effective from July 25 to 26.

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Typhoon Jolina halts Manila ports operations — PPA

Maris Federez   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and the Manila South Harbor (MSH) suspended their operations on Wednesday, September 8, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

The two container ports released separate advisories of the suspension of operations after wind signal no.2 of Typhoon Jolina was hoisted over Metro Manila on Tuesday night.

The suspension of operations took effect Wednesday morning.

The MICT said its 24-hour ACTS online payment facility, however, remains open for the processing of transactions regarding the suspension.

The MSH, on the other hand, said the terminal gates will remain open to accept laden export container drop-off and import container pick-ups.

The MCIT and MSH advise their clients to wait for announcements on the resumption of port operations which will depend on the country’s weather condition, the PPA said. —/mbmf

400 pasaherong stranded sa Pio Duran Port pinayagan nang makapasok sa Masbate

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 25, 2021

Pinahintulutan na ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Masbate na makapasok sa probinsya ang 400 pasahero na apat na araw nang stranded sa Pio Duran port sa Albay dahil sa “no vaccine, no entry policy”.

Sa halip na pababalikin ang mga ito sa kanilang pinanggalingan ay isasailalim na lang sila sa antigen swab test ng local government unit (LGU) bago pasakayin ng barko.

Kinuha na rin ang kanilang mga pangalan at uuwiang LGU para sa proper coordination.

Ayon sa lokal na pamahalaan, ito na ang huling beses na papayagang nilang makauwi ang mga locally stranded individuals (LSI) na hindi pa bakunado.

Sa susunod na may magtatangkang papasok sa lalawigan na walang bakuna at sapat na dokumento ay sasampahan na ng kaso.

Ayon pa kay Masbate Governor Antonio Kho, layon ng “no vaccine, no entry policy” na hindi na makakalusot sa checkpoint ang mga colorum na sasakayan na namemeke ng mga dokumento.

“There is an increase in transmission of COVID-19 in the province of Masbate because of this colorum van that enters and fabricates documents,” aniya.

PPA to provide free snacks for vaccinated passengers at port terminals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will provide free snacks to vaccinated passengers at port terminals.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade issued the directive to support the government’s anti-pandemic efforts and promote vaccination against COVID-19.

In a memorandum released on Tuesday (August 3), PPA General Manager Jay Santiago ordered all port managers to prepare free snacks at all PPA port terminals from August 3 to August 20. It will cover passengers who have received the required number of COVID-19 doses or partial doses.

“In support of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program, and in consonance with the mandate of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to keep its ports safe, you are directed to make available free light snacks for all vaccinated passengers passing through terminals under your area of responsibility,” Santiago said.

The PPA memorandum was issued after Secretary Tugade ordered the Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2), Manila Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) and Philippine National Railways (PNR) to also provide free rides to vaccinated commuters and authorized persons outside the residence (APORs) starting August 3 until 20 August 2021. AAC



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