PPA reminds travelers not to bring pork, other meat products in ports

PPA reminds travelers not to bring pork, other meat products in ports

/ 02:52 PM December 23, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — Aside from deadly weapons usually prohibited in ports, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Saturday reminded passengers that more items are also subject to confiscation in its managed ports across the country.

According to the PPA, there are existing orders and guidelines from concerned local government units and national government agencies regarding the prohibition of different items.


The PPA said in an advisory that as of Dec. 21, the Port Management Offices in the following ports do not allow the boarding of the items below:



  • Port of Batangas – pork products bound for Mindoro

Marinduque and Quezon

  • Lucena Port – all pork meat products bound for Marinduque


  • Port of Calapan – pork and chicken products


  • Port of Matnog – live hogs, and processed and frozen pork products without proper documents for shipment bound for Visayas and Mindanao


  • All ports – pork meat from Cebu, Pilar, Pio Duran and Lucena without proper permits, and live chicken


  • Port of Puerto Princesa – mango

Negros Oriental and Siquijor

  • Baseport Dumaguete – pork meat and pork products
  • Ports of Siquijor and Larena – pork and pork-related products
  • Port of Sibulan – goat’s meat and pork products, including chorizo
  • Port of Bulado – pork and pork products, including the chicharon from Carcar

Panay and Guimaras

  • All ports – pork meat or any pork products bound for Bacolod or Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental, Bacolod, and Banago

  • All ports – pork meat and other pork products


  • All ports – live pigs, raw or cooked pork meat and its products without documents for shipment

Western Leyte and Biliran
Port of Ormoc

  • live pigs, pork products and byproducts (whether fresh, frozen, processed or cooked), including but not limited to frozen boar semen from areas with reported African Swine Fever (ASF)
  • coconut seed nuts, seedlings, young coconut, fresh parts of a coconut tree and similar plants coming from Luzon (Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, and the Bicol Region)
  • plants and fruits from Luzon without Plant Quarantine Shipping Permit, and 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, Samal Island – endangered species and wildlife, corals, shells, and sands bound for Davao
  • Ports of Davao City – raw and cooked pork meat, pork products, and mango bound for Samal Island

Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro

  • 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 ASF-affected areas bound to Zamboanga City, and wildlife animals and plants without shipping permit
  • Port of Isabela – pork meat and byproducts from ASF-affected areas bound for Isabela City and Basilan, and wildlife animals and plants without shipping permit

Misamis Occidental and Ozamiz

  • Ozamiz Port – pork meat from and bound for Cebu City

Lanao del Norte and Iligan

  • Port of Iligan – pork products bound for Cebu

Meanwhile, in a separate advisory, the PPA also said pets will only be allowed to board a ship if they have shipping permits from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) – National Quarantine Services.

The PPA advised passengers to either visit the nearest BAI to them or register here to get a permit.

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The port authority also added that passengers who wish to bring their pets must also provide a veterinary health certificate.


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