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Only PNP can inspect cargo vehicles, and only if absolutely necessary

Only PNP can inspect cargo vehicles, and only if absolutely necessary

Apr. 3 | Only the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) may inspect cargo vehicles at dedicated control points (DCPs), according to PNP Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. DCPs will...

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Cargoes overstaying beyond 30 days face abandonment under proposed order

Apr. 2 | Manila International Container Terminal The government is drafting an order requiring all cargoes overstaying at the port for more than 30 days to be withdrawn within five days or face abandonment. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine...

PH manufacturing activity sees historic low in March

PH manufacturing activity sees historic low in March

Apr. 1 | Philippine manufacturing activity in March plunged to a historic low, thanks to the Luzon lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Philippine Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in March 2020 fell well below the 50.0 no-change mark to 39.7,...

DILG bans all barangay checkpoints

DILG bans all barangay checkpoints

Apr. 1 | The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered that no barangay checkpoints be set up along national highways and provincial roads across the country. Only checkpoints manned by the Philippine National Police are allowed and only PNP...

Softlink Global signs up Sotelo Group of Companies for Logi-Sys

Softlink Global signs up Sotelo Group of Companies for Logi-Sys

Apr. 1 | Softlink Global announced the addition of three more Philippine companies to its roster of clients. Port Net Logistics, Inc., Triple-V Worldwide Logistics Inc, and GCLPI- Gateway Container Liners Inc.–all under the Sotelo Group of Companies–...

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Port shutdown looms as overstaying cargoes clog Manila terminals

Apr. 1 | Manila container terminals now with almost 100% yard utilization, according to the Philippine Ports Authority. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has warned of a port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees “continue to shun calls” to withdraw their...

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

BOC transferring 4,000 overstaying boxes from congested MICT

Mar. 30 | Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is transferring 4,000 unclaimed containers from Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) to the container depot of Pacific Roadlink Container, Inc. (PRLI) and the domestic terminal...

DOTr lines up measures for aviation sector, eyes rental holiday

DOTr lines up measures for aviation sector, eyes rental holiday

Mar. 28 | Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is mapping out contingency measures to help the troubled Philippine aviation sector affected by global travel restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). DOTr said it...

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

As vegetables rot, DA works to hasten movement of agri-fishery goods

Mar. 28 | Image by Gábor Adonyi from Pixabay The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the food resiliency protocol proposed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to speed up transport of major agri-fishery...

BOC seizes P5M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol products

BOC seizes P5M worth of overpriced PPE, alcohol products

Mar. 28 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC), assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Manila Police District, and concerned citizens of Barangay 281-26 in Manila, apprehended an estimated P5 million worth of protective personal equipment (PPE) and alcohol at a store...