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PH customs brokers seek deferment of e-submission of air manifest

PH customs brokers seek deferment of e-submission of air manifest

Jun. 21 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc is requesting the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) to defer the strict implementation of the “switch-on” mode for the electronic submission of airfreight manifests, noting it has led to delays in customs clearance...

Private sector proposals to build new PH airports on hold

Private sector proposals to build new PH airports on hold

Jun. 21 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has set aside for now unsolicited proposals to establish new air hubs, saying its current focus is short-term measures to address congestion at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and to improve...

Higher imports, oil prices boost BOC May collection by 3.4%

Higher imports, oil prices boost BOC May collection by 3.4%

Jun. 18 | The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) collected P39.6 billion in revenue for May 2017, exceeding the target of P38.28 billion by 3.4%. The May collection was also 23.5% higher than the P32.07-billion revenue posted in the same month last year, data from...

PPA books 23% hike in Q1 income

PPA books 23% hike in Q1 income

Jun. 18 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) posted a 23% increase in net income to P2.3 billion for the first three months of 2017 compared to the P1.93 billion registered in the same period last year. The figure is also higher by 32.84% against the target of...

Proposed order allowing BOC to charge OT fee opposed

Proposed order allowing BOC to charge OT fee opposed

Jun. 18 | The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is against a draft customs administrative order (CAO) that charges the overtime fee of customs airport personnel to airlines, noting this “contradicts the basic principles of labor laws.” According...

Transport agency determined to complete Metro Manila Subway Project before 2022

Transport agency determined to complete Metro Manila Subway Project before 2022

Jun. 18 | Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has reiterated his directive that he wants the ambitious Metro Manila Subway Project finished before 2022, the end of the current administration’s term. “I want this project finished,” Tugade said during the...

LTO mulls online application of driver’s license

LTO mulls online application of driver’s license

Jun. 18 | The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is planning to modernize its system to allow Philippine motorists to apply for their driver’s licenses and register their vehicles online. LTO chief Edgar Galvante said that part of the agency’s strategy is to...

PH Coast Guard takes over nationwide seaports security

PH Coast Guard takes over nationwide seaports security

Jun. 13 | The Philippine Coast Guard has taken over the security supervision of ports, and shipping, whether public or private, including the egress and ingress to all waterways from the Maritime Industry Authority and the Philippine Ports Authority. Photo from...

Cebu Pacific orders more A321s

Cebu Pacific orders more A321s

Jun. 8 | Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air has placed an order with Airbus for an additional seven A321CEO (Current Engine Option) aircraft, for delivery from March 2018. The aircraft will meet the airline’s increased capacity requirements pending the start...

Draft PH order tackles storage of overstaying and abandoned goods

Draft PH order tackles storage of overstaying and abandoned goods

Jun. 3 | Rules on the temporary storage of imported goods declared overstaying or abandoned have been drafted by the Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Customs (BOC). The proposed customs administrative order (CAO) will implement Section 307...
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