Category Archives: Transport and Logistics

The Networking Committee on Transport and Logistics (NC-TL) aims to identify, discuss issues and monitor government policy implementation and reforms involving transportation and logistics as necessary elements of a successful concerted national exports development program and recommend courses of actions to the Export Development Council.

Business Organizations uphold the decoupling of the PPA

Business organizations, namely Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT), and Supply Chain Management of the Philippines (SCMAP) once again expressed their support for the decoupling of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

PCCI President George Barcelon, PHILEXPORT President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr., and SCMAP President Pierre Curay, altogether signed a letter expressing their strong support for the House Bill (HB) No. 1400 filed by Rep. Bernadette Herrara-Dy, proposing to decouple the conflicting regulatory and commercial functions of the PPA.  Continue reading Business Organizations uphold the decoupling of the PPA

LTFRB calls for the cooperation of truckers and ports as the ULP kicks off

To help the economy recover, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) requests the cooperation of the truckers and ports as the Unified Logistics Pass (ULP) kicks off its implementation.

Following the recent launch of the ULP system on pilot ecozone ports, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) officially turned over the system to the LTFRB on 28 June 2022. Continue reading LTFRB calls for the cooperation of truckers and ports as the ULP kicks off

Transport and logistics associations bare their goals at the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference

The United Portusers Confederation, Inc. (UPC), a group of transport and logistics associations, bares its goals on day 2 of the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference.

Mr. Nelson Mendoza, president of UPC, reported that its mission is to be the “go-to organization for port-related concerns of all port users and stakeholders nationwide.”, and relative to that announced the following as their current goals: Continue reading Transport and logistics associations bare their goals at the 2022 Ports and Shipping Conference

Unified Logistics Pass launched to boost the logistics sector

Truck operators can now register to get their Unified Logistics Pass (ULP) QR Code in the three participating pilot ecozone ports: Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Clark Freeport Zone, and Cavite Export Processing Zone. To register, truck operators may access this link: https://ulp.ltfrb.gov.ph/.

The ULP aims to mitigate truck congestion, streamline requirements, and eradicate pass-through fees to introduce a more business-friendly environment for the logistics sector.

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Philippine Transportation Safety Board, one step closer to its institutionalization

The bicameral conference committee report on the bill institutionalizing the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) has been ratified by Congress.

According to a PNA article, the chamber approved the final version reconciling the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 9030 and Senate Bill 1077. The PTSB will be an independent and non-regulatory agency under the Office of the President that will ensure the maintenance of a safe, viable, efficient, and dependable transportation system in the country; improve transportation safety measures to prevent accidents, and ensure the implementation of transportation safety standards.

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DOF underscores the Duterte administration’s Game-Changing reforms 

Dept. of Finance (DOF) Sec. Sonny Dominguez underscored the Duterte Administration’s socio-economic reforms over the past six years, including the Ease of Doing Business Act which paved the way for efficient delivery of public services. The DTI was also commended for the efficient implementation of this law, which remarkably increased the competitiveness of the country’s business climate. Continue reading DOF underscores the Duterte administration’s Game-Changing reforms 

PRRD ratifies Public Service Act amendment

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ratified the Public Service Act (PSA) amendment during the ceremonial signing of the law in Malacañang on Monday, 21 March 2022.

This amendment will generate more jobs and lower business costs in the country. The definition of public utilities is limited to industries such as the distribution and transmission of electricity, petroleum and petroleum products, pipeline transmission systems, water pipeline distribution, wastewater pipeline systems, seaports, and public utility vehicles. The above mentioned are the only industries subjected to the 40-percent foreign ownership restriction on public utilities as mandated by the 1987 Constitution. Continue reading PRRD ratifies Public Service Act amendment

ARTA reiterates  to LGUs the ban of imposition of illegal fees 

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) conducted an info-session to raise awareness for the existence of JMC 2021-01 or the “Omnibus Guidelines on the Suspension of LGU Imposition and Collection of Illegal Fees and Taxes Relative to the Transport of Goods and Products”. This was due to several reports that some LGUs are still collecting pass-through fees and taxes from vehicles transporting goods despite several directives for its ban. Continue reading ARTA reiterates  to LGUs the ban of imposition of illegal fees