PPA PPA General Manager, Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago: “We commit to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. our unrelenting efforts and determination to improve and bring our ports to even greater heights, both in terms of services and infrastructure, with special focus on his mandate for the digitalization of port operations and management for greater port efficiency, reasonable logistics costs and enhanced comfort and safety for our countrymen.”

Marcos reappoints Santiago as PPA GM

October 26, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 542 views

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has reappointed Atty. Jay Daniel Santiago as general manager of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

“I thank President Bongbong Marcos for his trust and confidence in entrusting the management of the PPA to us once again. I am deeply humbled. I know that this is not just about me, or just the PPA’s management team, but also about the hardworking employees of PPA whose dedication and commitment to service shine through,” said Santiago.

Santiago said he was directed by Marcos to raise the efficiency of ports, both in terms of service and infrastructure.

The President also instructed Santiago to automate the port operations and streamline logistic costs.

Apart from this, the PPA chief was tasked to transfer port operations, as well as management, to digital channels to simplify procedures for stakeholders.

“We commit to His Excellency our unrelenting efforts and determination to improve and bring our ports to even greater heights, both in terms of services and infrastructure, with special focus on his mandate for the digitalization of port operations and management for greater port efficiency, reasonable logistics costs and enhanced comfort and safety for our countrymen,” Santiago said.

Upon his appointment as transport chief, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista instructed the PPA to work on reducing shipping and travel costs without compromising the quality of its services.

Santiago replaced PPA officer-in-charge Francisquiel Mancile. He had served as former general counsel of state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. before his transfer to the port industry.

The new PPA chief obtained his humanities undergraduate and law degrees from the University of the Philippines. He served as senior and managing partner of Feria Tantoco Robeniol Santiago law office prior to his public career, specializing in commercial law mainly for corporate clients.

Majority of PPA stakeholders hailed and praised President Marcos for reappointing Santiago to the agency.

“Santiago is the right and best person to run the agency considering his experiences, track record and integrity,” chorused the stakeholders.

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