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PCG gets P15B budget for 2020; CAB, MARINA budgets slashed

PCG gets P15B budget for 2020; CAB, MARINA budgets slashed

Feb. 5 | Sister transport agencies Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) have been given lower budgets for 2020 compared to 2019, while the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) gets a higher allocation from last year’s. According to...

MARINA holds follow-up audit to strengthen PH readiness for IMO state audit

MARINA holds follow-up audit to strengthen PH readiness for IMO state audit

Feb. 4 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has conducted a verification audit of different government agencies as part of preparations for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) scheduled for October 2021. The verification...

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

DOTr tightens safety protocols at all transport hubs

Jan. 31 | Safety measures have been tightened in the Philippines’ transportation hubs with the recording of the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Transport Secretary...

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

BOC, DA, DOH monitor cargoes from countries with cases of coronavirus

Jan. 29 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Health (DOH) in monitoring and inspecting shipments coming from countries with reported cases of novel coronavirus...

PH transport agencies on high alert vs coronavirus entry at ports

PH transport agencies on high alert vs coronavirus entry at ports

Jan. 28 | Screengrab from the World Health Organization website Philippine transport and government authorities have gone on heightened alert in response to the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the virus which was first detected in Wuhan,...

PCG: IMO 2020 strictly enforced

PCG: IMO 2020 strictly enforced

Jan. 8 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay The Philippines is strictly implementing the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global sulfur cap policy on marine fuel oil  since the new policy took effect on January 1, 2020, according to the Philippine...

Month-long free fare for passengers of Cavite-Manila ferry service

Month-long free fare for passengers of Cavite-Manila ferry service

Dec. 10 | Passenger fare for the newly reopened ferry service between Cavite and Manila will be free for a whole month, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The service launched on December 8 serves the Cavite City Port Terminal going to the Cultural...

New Cavite-Metro Manila ferry service to start soon

New Cavite-Metro Manila ferry service to start soon

Nov. 22 | Meeting discussing the Cavite-Manila ferry service. Photo from the Department of Transportation. A ferry service between Cavite and Metro Manila intended to ease congestion in the NCR is set to be operationalized by the Department of Transportation (DOTr)...

Proposed legislation aim to modernize old harbor pilotage rules

Proposed legislation aim to modernize old harbor pilotage rules

Nov. 4 | Bills have been filed in the 18th Congress seeking to liberalize harbor pilotage and create a regulating body to supervise harbor pilots in the Philippines. Two of these bills—Senate Bill (SB) No. 916 filed by Senator Ramon Revilla, Jr. and House Bill...

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

JAO regulating foreign carriers’ charges out in a week or two—DTI chief

Jun. 23 | Image by Maritime_Filming_UK from Pixabay The joint administrative order (JAO) that will regulate local charges imposed by international shipping lines servicing the Philippines will be out in one or two weeks, according to Trade and Industry Secretary...