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Manila truck ban worries Customs chief


Bureau of Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla said the expanded truck ban set to be implemented by the Manila city government could adversely affect the operations of not just one but four major cargo holding facilities, including that of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Police step up security ahead of New Year revelry


Police tightened security measures and increased police presence in bus terminals, sea and air ports as the New Year’s Day celebration draws closer.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

World-class Cebu port terminal up


A world-class P149-million passenger terminal building will start operating early next month at Pier 1 here and is expected to boost tourism in the city and province and earnings for the Cebu Port Authority (CPA).

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Over 600 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to ‘Yolanda’

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Some 637 passengers, as well as 105 vehicles, were stranded in major ports across Bicol, reports reaching the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Bicol here Thursday, said.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

COA: Public funds wasted in P3B ports construction

Operational Ports 2009-2012

The government spent more than P3 billion to construct ports from 2009 to 2012, but only 38 out of the 52 ports are operational, thereby wasting public funds, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs revamp halted pending DOF approval

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon stopped subport collectors from vacating their posts, pending the Department of Finance’s approval of their reorganization plan, a Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

200 passengers of grounded shipping line stranded at Romblon port


Some 200 passengers bound for Batangas at noon on Sunday were stranded at the port of Odiongan, Romblon, after the operations of the 2GO Travel and Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corp. were suspended in light of Friday’s ship collision in Cebu.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More income expected with Cebu port cranes


The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) is expecting an increase in revenue with the coming online of three new gantry cranes at the Cebu International Port (CIP). “We hope that there would be an increase in the revenue as more vessels will be coming in because we are now more capable of handling cargoes,”said lawyer Tomas [...]

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Over 9,000 passengers now stranded at Manila North Harbor

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More than 9,280 passengers have been stranded at Manila’s North Harbor and eight other major ports in Luzon due to rough sea conditions caused by tropical depression “Quinta” (international code name: Wukong), as of Thursday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

R-II says court order covered only some areas


R-II BUILDERS on Saturday denied that Manila Harbour Centre (MHC) had been completely taken over by the government through the Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC) as ordered by a Manila court, saying the ruling only covered “common areas, utilities and facilities.”

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bogo City seeks aid for port dev’t


THE Bogo city government is asking the Cebu Ports Authority to help fund the expansion of the Pulangbato Roll-on and Roll-off Port as part of efforts to spur economic growth. The city government trying to carve out a ‘business district’ out of vast sugarcane fields in barangay Cayang. This will be completed in December or [...]

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Sendong’ strands close to 8,000 in various Visayas, Mindanao ports


Nearly 8,000 people were stranded in ports across the Visayas and northern Mindanao due to Tropical Storm Sendong, the Philippine Coast Guard said Saturday.

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »



For 220 years, between 1641 and 1853, Dejima Island was Japan’s only window to the world. All of her ports, indeed the entire country was intentionally isolated by the Tokugawa shogunate, forbidding any Japanese contact with Westerners and Asians except through this island. Dejima, the Japanese word for “exit island” was itself artificial, formed by digging a canal to separate a section of a small peninsula in Nagasaki on orders of Shogun Iyemitsu.

Posted: October 27th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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