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Clark airport new passenger terminal building open by Jan 2021

Clark airport new passenger terminal building open by Jan 2021

Jul. 16 | Transport secretary Arthur Tugade during an inspection of Clark International Airport’s new passenger terminal building | Photo from the Department of Transportation Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the opening of Clark International Airport’s...

NCR still under GCQ until end-July

NCR still under GCQ until end-July

Jul. 15 | The National Capital Region will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) from July 16 to 31, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced on July 15. Cebu City, on the other hand, will shift to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ)...

TPLEX final section now open, cuts by half travel time between Baguio and Manila

TPLEX final section now open, cuts by half travel time between Baguio and Manila

Jul. 15 | TPLEX | Photo from DPWH Secretary Mark Villar’s Facebook page The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) officially opened today (July 15) with the completion of its final section, cutting travel time between Manila and Baguio by half to...

PEZA oks 50 projects worth P22.5B

PEZA oks 50 projects worth P22.5B

Jul. 15 | The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Board has approved 50 new projects expected to bring in P22.5 billion in investments and employ 8,917 people. Of the total, 33 projects are under existing or operating locator companies that will generate...

COVID-19 to change warehouse market ‘for good’—report

COVID-19 to change warehouse market ‘for good’—report

Jul. 15 | The COVID-19 crisis is challenging many key warehousing trends, prompting companies to take a far more nuanced or multifaceted approach, especially when it comes to inventory stocking, according to a new report from Transport Intelligence (Ti). The paper...

Dedicated COVID-19 test lab now in operation at Mactan airport

Dedicated COVID-19 test lab now in operation at Mactan airport

Jul. 14 | Kiosks for swab testing passengers at Mactan-Cebu International Airport | Photos from MCIAA Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) and GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation have begun operations of a dedicated coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

PortCalls July 15, 2020 issue

PortCalls July 15, 2020 issue

Jul. 14 | Our latest issue of PortCalls (July 15, 2020). Stories include: Groups push suspension of ‘arbitrary’ BOC fine on clerical errors ASEAN free trade partners, Japan accept PH scanned commercial dox for customs clearance PPA launches e-payment portal...

Groups seek suspension of ‘arbitrary’ BOC fine on clerical errors

Groups seek suspension of ‘arbitrary’ BOC fine on clerical errors

Jul. 14 | The Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) and Aduana Business Club, Inc. (ABCI) are urging the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to temporarily suspend imposition of the P5,000 fine on clerical errors, describing the penalty as “arbitrary, capricious and whimsical”. The...

SBMA extends suspension of rent, port charges to Oct 28

SBMA extends suspension of rent, port charges to Oct 28

Jul. 14 | The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has extended the suspension of rent and other payments—including port charges—due since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in March. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said...

Lift ban on mature coco exports, MinDA chief appeals anew

Lift ban on mature coco exports, MinDA chief appeals anew

Jul. 14 | Photo from Wikimedia Commons Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol renewed an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the Marcos-era ban on export of mature coconuts and issue a special permit for Mindanao exporters. The...