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Shipping lines oppose arrastre charges on empty containers

The Association of International Shipping Lines opposed a plan by the Philippine Ports Authority to introduce never-before-assessed arrastre rates on empty containers, saying any addition to shipping costs will not augur well with the country’s efforts to rebound from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardOct 23rd, 2020

Shippers nix planned arrastre charges on empty containers

The Association of International Shipping Lines, a group of shipping players, is opposing a plan by port regulators to impose arrastre charges on empty containers at the ports of Manila and Batangas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

DENR to coordinate with BOC, DOJ on charges vs companies behind waste shipment from US

The manifesto declared the cargo was “American old corrugated cartons for repulping” but an examination of the initial five containers revealed “prohibited materials which were illegally imported,” the DENR said in a release. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Phl needs its own int’l shipping line

In this corner last week, I wrote about the abusive practices of foreign shipping lines doing business in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Rights groups slam MMDA spox for ‘drama serye’ remark on detained activist

Human rights groups slammed Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago following her “drama serye” remarks at detained activist Reina Mae Nasino who recently buried her three-month-old daughter River.  Kapatid, a support group for families and friends of political prisoners, said those who downgrade what happened to the political prisoner are only trying to “cover the government’s gross violation of human rights.”  “The story of Reina Mae Nasino and her 3-month-old child who died last week is not ‘drama-serye.’ It is a real story that exposed the countless injustices committed by the government,” it said in a statement released on Sunday.  “MMDA Chair Danny Lim, a former political prisoner himself, should have long shown the door to his spokesperson. It should be obvious by now that sensitivity cannot be taught nor proper manners and right conduct if one is empty-headed,” it added. Meanwhile, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) President Edre Olalia was more restrained, saying they would “do the same thing if she was in Ina’s position and circumstance. “To start with, we will never ever wish this horrible tragedy and injustice to visit the Asec, her mother, her daughters, her sisters and her aunts,” he said in a Facebook post. Despite having nothing to do with traffic, Pialago felt the need to “use her voice as a Filipino” to share her two cents on Nasino’s case. “Hindi lahat ng inang nakakulong ay nakapunta sa libing ng kanyang anak. Kaya yung mga sumisimpatya kay Reina Mae Nasino, pag aralan niyo mabuti ang dahilan bakit siya nakulong at kilalanin niyong mabuti kung sino siya sa lipunan (Not all jailed mothers get to visit their children’s funeral. So all of those who sympathize with Reina Mae Nasino, study well why she was imprisoned and know who she is and what her role is in society),” she said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. “Masyado ninyong ginagawang pang drama serye sa hapon ang paghihinagpis niya. Tigilan niyo (You are trying to make her grief like an afternoon drama serye. Stop it)!” she added. Nasino was five months pregnant with River when she was arrested in November 2019 for allegedly being found with firearms and explosives at the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Manila Office in Tondo, Manila. Her lawyers have insisted that the pieces of evidence were planted and that the charges filed against her are trumped-up. She gave birth to River on July 1 at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Hospital on July 1. She and her baby were returned to the Manila City Jail 48 hours later. Before this, she filed a motion before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) to allow her to breastfeed her daughter for a year at the hospital or a prison nursery.  But Manila RTC Branch 20 Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali denied this, saying that the jail has “very limited resources” for the care of her child.  Nasino was also among 22 elderly and medically-compromised detainees who filed a motion for their compassionate release amid the pandemic on April 8 before the Supreme Court. But months later, the High Court ruled that the trial courts will be the ones to decide on their temporary release. On August 13, the activist-mother was ordered to turn her child over to her relatives.  River was admitted at the Philippine General Hospital for fever and diarrhea on September 24. She was placed in the intensive care unit on October 9 where she died a few hours later.  A few hours before her daughter died, Nasino filed a very urgent motion for furlough so she can be with her child in her dying moments. On October 13, Manila RTC Branch 47 Judge Paulino Gallegos granted her three full days from October 14 to 16 to be by her daughter’s side during the wake and burial.  But the next day, he cut Nasino’ furlough down to only six hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 14 and 16 after receiving opposition from the Manila City Jail. The Manila City Jail cited lack of personnel, health concerns, and a guideline stating that detainees can only be at their loved ones’ burial and wake for a maximum of three hours. For both the wake and the funeral, Nasino was clad in a full set of personal protective equipment, handcuffed, and flanked by numerous uniformed personnel.  Tensions rose during the wake after her escorts tried to pull her away twice before her time was up, eventually escorting her out with 20 minutes to spare before 4 p.m. On October 16, Marites Asis, Nasino’s mother, had to kneel and beg in front of the police to allow them to hold funeral at 11:30 a.m. The cops wanted to delay it until 1 p.m. Police also sped off with River’s hearse to the Manila North Cemetery, leaving her family behind and thwarting activists’ plan to conduct a caravan around the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals before burying her at the cemetery. Nasino’s counsels at NUPL earlier said that they will file charges against those involved in the activist’s treatment during her daughter’s wake and burial. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Magsaysay Shipping secures jobs for land-based Filipino workers in Japan

Magsaysay People Resources Corporation (MPRC), a subsidiary of the Magsaysay Group1, has announced that it jointly established global human resources (HR) consulting company, MM Empower Corp., with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) of Japan, one of the leading ship operators in the world and the shipping company’s long-term partner in seafarer talent solutions, education, and training. […] The post Magsaysay Shipping secures jobs for land-based Filipino workers in Japan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Abusive practices of foreign shipping lines

For a country whose annual per capita income is $3,3484, the cost of living in the Philippines is just as expensive as it is in Poland and Hungary where per capita income is $15,595 and $17,463, respectively. Why is this?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

DTI credits DOTr orders to address high shipping costs

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez credited and supported the initiatives taken by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade to address mounting complaints against unreasonable shipping charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Romualdezes provide shelters for frontliners

Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, and officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways on Tuesday said they have turned over at least 56 air-conditioned rooms, mostly made of converted shipping containers as temporary mobile facilities for medical frontliners in two Eastern Visayas hospitals......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

2 pang reefer container van magagamit ng magsasaka

DALAWANG reefer container vans ang ipinadala ng Department of Transportation sa Romblon upang magamit na paglagyan ng mga nabubulok na produkto. Ang container vans ay bigay ng Association of International Shipping Lines Inc. (AISL) sa DoTr sa pamamagitan ng Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). Nagpapadala ang DoTr ng mga reefer container van sa iba’t ibang lugar […] The post 2 pang reefer container van magagamit ng magsasaka appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Ships ordered to allocate 12% space for food, agriculture

The Department of Transportation has ordered domestic shipping lines to allocate 12 percent of a vessel’s cargo space for agricultural and food products per trip to ensure sufficient supply across the country as quarantine measures remain in place......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Cargo capacity, discount ibibigay sa agricultural at food products

INUTUSAN ng Department of Transportation ang mga domestic shipping companies na ilaan ang hindi bababa sa 12 porsyento ng kanilang cargo capacity sa mga agricultural at food products. Sa inilabas na Department Order 2020-007, inatasan din ni Sec. Arthur Tugade ang mga domestic shipping lines na magbigay ng 40 porsyentong discount sa mga isasakay na […] The post Cargo capacity, discount ibibigay sa agricultural at food products appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

DPWH, Villar Group build mobile rooms at CCP complex

Shipping containers purpose-built by the Department of Public Works and Highways and Villar Group of Companies into mobile rooms have been deployed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

BOC destroys P37 million smuggled cigarettes

The Bureau of Customs yesterday destroyed two shipping containers of smuggled cigarettes amounting to P37 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

P34.7 million cigarettes confiscated at Manila port

Two shipping containers of cigarettes from China were confiscated at the Port of Manila by the Bureau of Customs yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

DPWH converts shipping containers into mobile health facilities

CALOOCAN CITY, April 25 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now converting shipping containers into mobile health facilities as part of its continuing efforts to assist t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

DPWH converts shipping containers into mobile health facilities

CALOOCAN CITY, April 25 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now converting shipping containers into mobile health facilities as part of its continuing efforts to assist t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

DPWH to convert shipping containers into COVID-19 clinics

DPWH to convert shipping containers into COVID-19 clinics.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Container van ginagawa nang mobile health facility ng DPWH

GINAGAWA nang mobile health facility ng Department of Public Works and Highways ang mga shipping containers. Ayon kay DPWH Sec. Mark Villar may nagawa ng prototype ng health facility ang DPWH-National Capital Region. “While spread of infection seems to have slowed down because of the enhanced community quarantine, we just have to be ready in […] The post Container van ginagawa nang mobile health facility ng DPWH appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Did you know? Brandon Vera is a huge toy collector

ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera, one would assume, is all about bad-assery.  The towering Fil-American is covered in tattoos and makes a living kicking ass, both in real life inside the ONE Championship circle and on the silver screen.  But while "The Truth" is indeed a bona-fide tough guy, there might be one thing that not a lot of people don't know about him, and it's that he's a massive toy collector, specifically Funko Pop figurines. You know, those cute, little figures with the big heads and big round black circles for eyes?  Yeah, Vera loves those and has collected tons of them over the years.          View this post on Instagram                   I almost lost it when I received this 1-off #fanart from my cousin Digo and @jadeaparta They killed it on the Tattoo Details ???????????????????????????? . Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Maraming Salamat???????????????????????????????????? . Hope to have an official @onechampionship @originalfunko one day ???????????????????????????????????????? . #nerd #nerdlife #fanart A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:39pm PDT           View this post on Instagram                   Hunting at #toycon2018 for my @funko_popvinyl was a success ???????????????????? See y’all again Bukas!!!!!! . . #smxconventioncenter #nerds #nerdsoftheworldunite #OneChampionship #Heavyweight #World #Champion #Verafied #VirtualPlaygroundPH A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on Jun 9, 2018 at 5:48am PDT “I was at a Comic-Con. It was back when the parking lot was so empty because no one even went to those things,” Vera told ONE Championship's John Wolcott. “I was inside, and I saw this thing – I thought it was a bobblehead. But when I looked closer, it was something else.” Vera shared that his first-ever Funko Pop figurine was one of Boba Fett of Star Wars fame.  “I picked up a Boba Fett Funko Pop first. He was a bad guy in Star Wars, but he was misunderstood, kind of like how I was growing up."  Vera's collection continued to grow, and some of the ones he's gotten, Vera admits, reminds him of his childhood.  “When I got the Fraggle Rock set, it reminded me of being young again,” he shared. “I used to sit around with all my cousins and watch Fraggle Rock on this giant Zenith TV with the knobs you had to turn and that you had to bang on the sides to get the lines to go away. Those were simpler times.” Nowadays, Funko Pop figurines have become more and more popular, with the average price being around PHP 500 to PHP 600, while the more rare and exclusive ones can cost up to tens of thousands of pesos.  Vera is the proud owner of 437 figurines, and isn't planning on stopping his collecting anytime soon.          View this post on Instagram                   Pinsan ko si Digo (sorry pic is cropped pogi) went to the same store the day before here @bullyboycollectibles ????????????????????????. Great minds think alike???????????????????????? . If you’re a nerd or geek you’re my kind of people. I got your back ???????????????????????????????? #nerdsoftheworldunite #nerd #verafied #veraclan #onechampionship #heavyweight #world #champion A post shared by Brandon Vera (@brandonthetruthvera) on May 30, 2018 at 11:27pm PDT As for his favorites, well the jolly giant says that it has to be his Christmas Funkos, because of how the season just brings people joy.  “It’s just that time of year, you know?" Vera stated. “From the end of December to the New Year, everybody’s just nicer to each other. Everybody’s more polite to each other. It’s just a different vibe around the entire world – and I love that vibe.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

EDITORIAL - No entry

While supermarkets and grocery stores wait for the speedy replenishment of their merchandise, shipping containers filled with finished products and raw materials for the manufacture of essential items are piling up at Manila’s international and domestic ports......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020