Port applies No Ticket No Entry policy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 September 2011 16:27

To further improve the service and security inside the local port, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will implement starting today (September 15, 2011) a No Ticket/No ID No Entry policy in the Passenger Terminal 2.

Passengers entering Passenger Terminal Building 2 will be required to present their vessel ticket and terminal fee ticket before they will be allowed entrance. In this connection, shipping lines have been advised to issue ticket to passengers at their designated ticketing outlets. Passengers will not be allowed to enter and purchase
their tickets inside the said terminal or aboard the ship.  

PPA Port Manager Leonilo E. Miole said that this is to prevent entrance of unauthorized persons inside the Roll-on Roll-off and International Ship and Port Facility Security Code compliant areas. These include areas for Roll-on Roll-off vessels bound for Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, domestic passenger and cargo vessels and international ships.
Miole said that persons who will be sending or fetching passengers will not be allowed inside the terminal, but only up to the entrance of the terminal building. He said the policy covers personnel/crews of vessel and port workers who will also be asked to present company or PPA issued identification card upon entry.

Personal transactions and visits aboard the vessels are also not allowed except when it is for withdrawing cargoes by shippers with cargo withdrawal permit, or in instances duly authorized by the port.

Miole called on the public to cooperate with the new port policy, since it will be the passengers who will ultimately benefit from the improved security and flow of passenger traffic inside the terminal.