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PH Coast Guard patrols in southern PH to intensify amid slew of pirate attacks

PH Coast Guard patrols in southern PH to intensify amid slew of pirate attacks

Jan. 31 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has directed the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to increase its presence and conduct more patrols in the waters off Zamboanga Peninsula and Basilan following reports from domestic...

Asian Terminals empowered to handle berth assignments at Batangas port

Asian Terminals empowered to handle berth assignments at Batangas port

Jan. 31 | Starting February 1, port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) will have the authority to approve and issue berth assignments at the Port of Batangas Phase 1. This power used to reside with the Philippine Ports Authority...

PH House transport body to probe costs of rail common station, airport projects

PH House transport body to probe costs of rail common station, airport projects

Jan. 31 | The Philippine Lower House Committee on Transportation (COTr) will conduct inquiries on two of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) projects—the mass transit rail common station and five regional airports...

PAL ups flight frequencies at Clark airport

PAL ups flight frequencies at Clark airport

Jan. 31 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be adding three new domestic routes as it ramps up its operations at Clark International Airport (CRK). “PAL is offering Clark to Davao on February 1, and Puerto Princesa and Busuanga...

Proposed PH tax reform bill aims to remove ‘flaws’ in BIR, BOC to achieve revenue targets

Proposed PH tax reform bill aims to remove ‘flaws’ in BIR, BOC to achieve revenue targets

Jan. 31 | The revised comprehensive Philippine tax reform bill proposes applying administrative reforms to revenue-generating agencies to raise more revenues for the government’s ambitious infrastructure program. Finance...

Cebgo opens more flights to PH surfing capital

Cebgo opens more flights to PH surfing capital

Jan. 31 | Cebu Pacific (CEB), through its wholly owned subsidiary Cebgo, has increased flight frequencies to Siargao, the surfing capital of the Philippines, just in time for the summer break. Starting February 1, passengers...

Davao City-GenSan-Bitung service ready for April 28 launch

Davao City-GenSan-Bitung service ready for April 28 launch

Jan. 31 | Agricultural products will be among the first batches of cargoes to be transported on the new shipping route to be launched in April between the Philippines and Indonesia. Identified by the private sector in Mindanao...

BOC levies charges against alleged smugglers of refined sugar worth P6M

BOC levies charges against alleged smugglers of refined sugar worth P6M

Jan. 31 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) recently filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) smuggling charges against alleged illegal importers that brought in refined sugar from China via the Port of Manila. The complaint...

Anti-corruption efforts in Asia Pacific sidelined—report

Anti-corruption efforts in Asia Pacific sidelined—report

Jan. 30 | The majority of Asia-Pacific countries sit in the bottom half of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016, with 19 out of 30 countries in the region scoring 40 or less out of 100, said Transparency International. The...

WCO marks International Customs Day, launches official theme

WCO marks International Customs Day, launches official theme

Jan. 30 | The World Customs Organization (WCO) officially adopted Data Analysis for Effective Border Management as its theme for the year during the celebration of International Customs Day on January 26, 2017. Secretary General...
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