LIST: Items that may be confiscated in PPA-managed ports
MANILA, Philippines — Aside from deadly weapons, more items may be subject to confiscation in certain ports across the country, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).
In a public advisory on Tuesday, the agency released a new list of items that may be seized from travelers, which were drawn from orders and guidelines by local government units and national government agencies.
As of Monday, April 3, the following ports prohibit these products:
- Port of Batangas in Batangas – pork products bound for Mindoro
- Lucena Port in Quezon – Pork products bound for Marinduque
- Port of Calapan in Mindoro / Quezon – Pork and chicken products
- Port of Magnog in Bicol – live hogs and all pork products without shipment documentation bound for Visayas and Mindanao
- All ports of Masbate – live chicken and pork meat from Cebu, Pilar, PioDuran, and Lucena with no permits
- Port of Puerto Princesa in Palawan – mango
- Baseport Dumaguete – pork meat and products
- Oorts of Siquijor and Larena – all pork and pork products
- Port of Sibulan – pork products, including chorizo, and goat meat
- Port of Bulado – pork and pork products, including chicharon, from Carcar
- All ports in Negros Occidental, Bacolod, and Banago – pork meat and pork products
- All ports in Bohol – all live pigs, pork meat, and pork products like chicharon, chorizo, embutido, siomai, lechon without permit and documents
- Port of Ormoc – live pigs, pork products from areas with reported African Swine Fever (ASF), coconut seed and seedlings, fresh coconut tree parts and similar plants from Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, and Bicol Region, plants and fruits without permit that came from Luzon; Banana, hemp and other similar crops from Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon and North and South Cotabato
- Port of Babak – from Samal Island to Davao City, endangered species and wildlife, corals, shells, sand; from Davao City to Samal Island, pork meat, pork products, and mango
- Cagayan de Oro Port – pork and chicken meat bound for Iloilo, Bacolod, Bohol and Cebu.
- Balingoan Port – pork and chicken meat bound for Camiguin.
- Baseport Zamboanga – pork meat and byproducts from African Swine Fever-affected areas bound for Zamboanga City; Illegal wildlife animals and plants without permit
- Port of Isabela – pork meat and byproducts from African Swine Fever-affected areas bound for Isabela City, Basilan; Illegal wildlife animals and plants without permit
- Ozamiz Port and Plaridel Terminal Management Office – [ork meat to and from Cebu City
- Port of Iligan – pork products bound for Cebu
The expanded list of prohibited items in Philippine ports notably comes after the Bureau of Animal Industry in March reported the presence of ASF in Cebu, Bogo, Sibonga, Liloan, and Tuburan.