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Tondo shanties demolished for Manila harbor upgrade

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PORT OF NO RETURN.  Jamaica Lanosa, 11, secures her family’s belongings and her pet Lindon as demolition crews descend on their neighborhood Tuesday to clear shanties and make room for a P14.5-billion port project in Tondo, Manila. JOAN BONDOC

Around 100 families were evicted from shanties in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday, with 400 more to follow as the government began clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernized port.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Relief gridlock in Matnog

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A cargo truck, one of hundreds of vehicles bound for Samar and Leyte provinces,  prepares to board a ferry in Matnog, Sorsogon province, for the mercy trip to the Visayas  on Friday. PHOTO FROM PNP INFORMATION OFFICE-BICOL

Port officials in Matnog town in Sorsogon province on Friday appealed to shipowners to deploy more vessels as a lack of ferries caused a traffic jam in which trucks carrying relief for typhoon victims were caught in a tailback that stretched for 6 kilometers from the Port of Matnog.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks | Read More »

Complete Sual port, PPA urged

The local government has asked the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to invite investors, through a private-public partnership arrangement, to complete and operate the Sual international seaport.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Passenger craft missing in Siquijor; black out hits Dumaguete City

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A passenger craft was reported missing while power black out hit Dumaguete City as typhoon “Pablo” unleashed its wrath in Siquijor and parts of Negros Oriental late Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Victims of Tondo fire barred from rebuilding

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A scuffle broke out on Thursday on Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila, between the victims of Friday’s fire and teams from the Philippine Ports Authority after the latter barred the residents from rebuilding their homes on government-owned property.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino, Roxas inspect airport, harbor, bus terminal as Holy Week starts

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Services to passengers at Metro Manila’s major land, air and sea terminals have gotten significantly better from last year, but more improvements still need to be made.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Passenger boat delayed after minor accident at Iloilo wharf

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A Bacolod City-bound passenger boat was delayed after it accidentally grazed the anchor of a dredger of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) at the Iloilo wharf late Thursday afternoon.

Posted: December 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Commission on Audit: P260-M seaports unused, underutilized

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More than P260 million worth of seaports have remained unutilized or underutilized in the past year, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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