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Middle East woes dampen Feb air demand

Middle East woes dampen Feb air demand

Apr. 4 | INTERNATIONAL cargo and passenger traffic increased in February even as international carriers said political unrest in the Middle East dampened growth demand for both sectors. Cargo and passenger demand grew 2.3% and 6% respectively from February 2010,...

No PIATCO payment without just compensation

No PIATCO payment without just compensation

Apr. 4 | GOVERNMENT will pay the Philippine International Air Terminal Company, Inc (PIATCO) but only after the issue of claims is settled, Transportation and Communications undersecretary Ruben Reinoso, Jr said last week. The resolution of just compensation is...

Potato importer charged with smuggling

Potato importer charged with smuggling

Apr. 4 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) last week filed a P380-million smuggling suit against an importer of sliced potatoes. Charged before the Department of Justice Thursday were Ramon Pinero, proprietor of Kool 8 Enterprises, and Ricardo Ebuna, the company’s...

BOC’s automated export system online in May

BOC’s automated export system online in May

Apr. 4 | THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) will implement its electronic-to-mobile (e2m) automated export system beginning May in Manila ports and in June for all other ports. “All issues have almost been settled, paving the way for the imposition of the e2m export...

PAL ground crew ready to defy labor order vs strike

PAL ground crew ready to defy labor order vs strike

Apr. 4 | THE Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) is bent on staging a strike despite the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) latest order effectively banning such action. Last Friday Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz issued a certification...

PH cargo throughput up 9.6% in 2010

PH cargo throughput up 9.6% in 2010

Apr. 4 | PHILIPPINE cargo throughput grew 9.59% to 165.11 million metric tons (mmt) last year from 150.73 mmt in 2009, according to latest data from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). The port agency attributed the increase to strong performance of the Manila...

PH trade unaffected by Japan disaster — BOC chief

PH trade unaffected by Japan disaster — BOC chief

Apr. 4 | CUSTOMS commissioner Angelito Alvarez has brushed aside negative effects of the Japan earthquake and tsunami on Philippine trade, saying the agency is even set to surpass its March collection target. Customs commissioner Angelito Alvarez told PortCalls...
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