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Physical distance reduction in public transport on hold

Physical distance reduction in public transport on hold

Sep. 18 | Passenger terminal at Capinpin Port in Bataan | Photo from DOTr Implementation of the reduced physical distancing requirement among riders of public transportation has been suspended pending approval by Malacañang, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque,...

BOC NAIA confiscates P6.5M luxe goods in balikbayan box

BOC NAIA confiscates P6.5M luxe goods in balikbayan box

Sep. 18 | Seized luxury goods shipped inside a balikbayan box from France | Photo from Bureau of Customs A balikbayan box containing luxury goods in commercial quantity worth an estimated P6.5 million and misdeclared as personal effects was seized by the Bureau...

EU wants PH tariff perks withdrawn over human rights abuses

EU wants PH tariff perks withdrawn over human rights abuses

Sep. 18 | Image by postcardtrip from Pixabay The European Parliament has recommended temporary removal of the Philippines from the European Union’s (EU) Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) program over alleged continued human rights violations committed...

BOC establishes rules for duty-free store, warehouse operations

BOC establishes rules for duty-free store, warehouse operations

Sep. 18 | Duty Free Philippines flagship store in Paranaque City | Photo from DFPC’s website The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 11-2020, which governs the establishment and operation of duty- and tax-free stores...

BOC Davao sets daily collection record of P817.7M on Sept 10

BOC Davao sets daily collection record of P817.7M on Sept 10

Sep. 18 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao last September 10 recorded its highest revenue collection in a single day with P817.736 million. With this feat, the collection district surpassed its collection goal for the entire month on its second week. From...

Cebu’s Pier 5 construction goes ahead

Cebu’s Pier 5 construction goes ahead

Sep. 18 | Cebu base port | Photo from OPASCOR The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) is pushing through with construction of Pier 5 for exclusive use of domestic cargoes. In a recent online interview with the Philippine Information Agency-Region 7, CPA general manager Leonilo...

Cebu ports register 12.6% cargo dip in 7 months

Cebu ports register 12.6% cargo dip in 7 months

Sep. 17 | Cebu base port | Photo from CPA Cargo volume handled by Cebu ports declined 12.63% to 32.7 million tons in the first seven months of 2020 from 37.5 million tons year-on-year, according to Cebu Port Authority (CPA) general manager Leonilo Miole. For the...

MARINA dictates optimum safe distance between ship passengers

MARINA dictates optimum safe distance between ship passengers

Sep. 17 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has issued new guidelines on the optimum safe physical distance and number of passengers required on board passenger vessels. Under MARINA Advisory 2020-69 dated September 11, the physical distance required between...

PortCalls September 16, 2020 issue

PortCalls September 16, 2020 issue

Sep. 17 | Our latest issue (Sept 16, 2020). Stories include: Bayanihan 2 orders interventions to improve supply chain, cut logistics costs E-TRACC for electronic materials bound for Laguna, Cavite eco zones deferred PPA, PCG eye inter-operability in port areas,...

Burnt Skyway Stage 3 portion reconstructed

Burnt Skyway Stage 3 portion reconstructed

Sep. 17 | Recent inspection of the rebuilt section of Skyway Stage 3 | Photo from DPWH The section of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 that collapsed in February 2020 due to a fire has been rebuilt, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH...