Santiago PPA General Manager Atty Jay Daniel R. Santiago

PPA scores big in nationwide customer satisfaction survey

August 19, 2021 People's Journal 648 views

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) gained a very satisfactory rating in the latest result of Port Users’ Annual Satisfaction Survey (PASS) conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).

PASS is a nationwide satisfaction survey and PPA secured the very satisfactory level in three of the biggest key indicators: facilities, integrity, and staff and organization.

Based on the result of the latest Port Users’ Annual Satisfaction Survey (PASS) released by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), the The survey was conducted by the DAP across the 25 Port Management Offices of the PPA nationwide involving 800 port users and passengers as respondents.

The report showed that under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the PPA’s scorecard had a steady uptrend with the highest score posted in 2020 with a satisfaction rating of 85.96%.

From 2016 to 2019, the PPA registered a satisfaction rating of 75%, 84%, 82% and 82.38%, respectively. These figures are an uptick from the PPA’s annual satisfaction rating of only 63% under the previous administration.

The report further revealed that overall, the PPA was able to deliver satisfactory services across all covered attributes with facilities, integrity, and staff and organization earning highest ratings .

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, respondents feel safe and secure inside the ports. They also agreed that the ports have measures to promote integrity and address corruption while PPA personnel have neat appearances, professionals, convey trust and confidence and treats customer with respect,” the report said.

The PPA’s management and personnel, led by General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago, welcomed this positive development.

“Once again, this is the cherry on top. The way we perform and deliver our commitments will speak for itself and nothing can take that away from the Authority,” Santiago said.

Santiago explained that satisfaction rating as reflected in the 2020 edition of the PASS, validates the claim that PPA has gone a long way in terms of integrity and transparency as well as in offering world-class facilities and services to its users.

“With the strong leadership of DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, coupled with the dedication and unified commitment of PPA personnel to attain excellence in public service, PPA can be one of the most transparent and trusted agencies of the government,” Santiago added.

Meanwhile, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PPA continues with its improvement of its facilities with more than 400 port projects completed nationwide along with the DOTr.

The PPA is also set to finish about 30 more projects by the end of the year. These include the Passenger Terminal Building at the Port of Calapan that can accommodate some 3,500 passengers at any given time and the dedicated cruise port at the Jubang Port in Surigao del Norte.

Furthermore, PPA in partnership with Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), has an on-going construction of mega and world class Passenger Terminal Building to better serve its passengers going to the provinces of Mindoro, Masbate, Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Romblon.

Batangas Port Manager Joselito Sinocruz revealed that the said port has the most number of passengers among PPA ports in the country.