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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...

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...

BOC Subic busts P60M in misdeclared cigarettes

BOC Subic busts P60M in misdeclared cigarettes

Sep. 17 | Photo from BOC Two forty-foot containers of smuggled cigarettes from China worth an estimated P60 million were apprehended by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Port of Subic. The two shipments, which arrived on September 5 and September 6 and were consigned...

DTI study aims to help PH exporters tap EFTA market

DTI study aims to help PH exporters tap EFTA market

Sep. 16 | Image by Alexandre Gonçalves da Rocha from Pixabay The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will conduct a market study on the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) to help Philippine exporters effectively promote their products to EFTA member countries,...

Capinpin port fees cut in half for ships undertaking crew change

Capinpin port fees cut in half for ships undertaking crew change

Sep. 14 | The first crew change undertaken at Capinpin Port last September 5 | Photo from DOTr/MARINA Ships that will sail to the port of Capinpin in Orion, Bataan to undertake a change of crew will be entitled to a 50% reduction in port charges, according to the...

Clark and Zambo ports set up customs one stop shops

Clark and Zambo ports set up customs one stop shops

Sep. 14 | Newly-inaugurated Customer Care Center of BOC Port of Clark Two more customs one-stop-shop facilities were recently opened at the ports of Clark and Zamboanga, bringing the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Customer Care Centers (CCCs) to a total of seven. BOC-Zamboanga...

BOC Jan-Aug collection exceeds target by 5%

BOC Jan-Aug collection exceeds target by 5%

Sep. 14 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has collected P347.6 billion in revenues from January to August 2020, higher by 5.13% than the P330.63-billion target for the period. For August alone, BOC and sister agency Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) also surpassed their...

PPA, PCG eye inter-operability in port areas, waterways

PPA, PCG eye inter-operability in port areas, waterways

Sep. 12 | Philippine Ports Authority general manager Jay Daniel Santiago (left) with Philippine Coast Guard commandant George Ursabia, Jr. Photo from the Philippine Ports Authority. A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) technical working...

Commuter distancing rules in public transport eased

Commuter distancing rules in public transport eased

Sep. 12 | More passengers will be accommodated in public transport systems starting September 14 after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved a proposal to relax social distancing rules for public transport...

Duterte signs P165B Bayanihan 2 into law

Duterte signs P165B Bayanihan 2 into law

Sep. 12 | President Rodrigo Duterte signed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 on Sept 11. Photo from the Presidential Communications Office. President Rodrigo Duterte on September 11 signed into law the P165.5-billion Bayanihan to Recover as One Act,...