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Former PLDT exec named AirAsia Phils CEO

Former PLDT exec named AirAsia Phils CEO

Jul. 31 | New AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricardo P. Isla Former telecommunications executive Ricardo P. Isla has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of AirAsia Philippines. Isla joins AirAsia after more than a decade of international product development,...

SMHC’s proposed Bulacan airport eyed for ground-breaking in Q4

SMHC’s proposed Bulacan airport eyed for ground-breaking in Q4

Jul. 31 | San Miguel Holdings Corp proposes to build the New Manila International Airport at a cost of P735.63 billion under a build-operate-transfer arrangement. Photo from the Department of Transportation. San Miguel Holdings Corp (SMHC) is expected to start...

Asian carriers continue to see decline in air cargo volumes

Asian carriers continue to see decline in air cargo volumes

Jul. 31 | International air passenger demand continued to grow at a moderate pace in June, while air cargo markets weakened further with the fall in global new export orders, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). The region’s airlines...

Truck drivers to undergo discipline training

Truck drivers to undergo discipline training

Jul. 31 | Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso in a meeting with truckers’ associations on July 30. Photo from Manila Public Information Office. Truckers will conduct training for their drivers in response to Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno”...

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

PPA requires accreditation for all port service providers

Jul. 30 | Image by bastiaan from Pixabay Starting August 7, all port service providers, including customs brokers, shipping lines and agent, freight forwarders and truckers, will have to secure accreditation from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). The new accreditation...

Oil companies back fuel marking program

Oil companies back fuel marking program

Jul. 30 | In preparation for implementation of the fuel marking program, a simulation of the fuel marking and testing process was conducted in Subic Bay on July 25 by the Bureau of Customs in coordination with PTT Philippines and fuel marking provider SICPA-SGS...

Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA protocol effective Aug in PH

Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA protocol effective Aug in PH

Jul. 30 | Image by aymane jdidi from Pixabay The protocol upgrading the economic cooperation agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will be implemented next month, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs commissioner...

BOC collects P6.5B from rice import duties

BOC collects P6.5B from rice import duties

Jul. 30 | Image by ImageParty from Pixabay Since the Rice Liberalization Act took effect in March this year, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has collected some P6.5 billion in duties from the rice imports of private traders, according to the Department of Finance (DOF),...

Santa Maria appointed new PAL president

Santa Maria appointed new PAL president

Jul. 30 | Business process outsourcing veteran Gilbert Santa Maria has been elected president, chief operating officer and director of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). Santa Maria’s appointment took effect on July 29, the same day his election and appointment...

Duterte: 100 more customs staff to be fired

Duterte: 100 more customs staff to be fired

Jul. 30 | Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay President Rodrigo Duterte said he would terminate the services of 100 more Bureau of Customs (BOC) employees for alleged involvement in corrupt activities. In a speech on July 25, Duterte said that aside from...