Manila North Harbor, Tondo, Manila
16 April 2014
As part of his inspection activities in relation to the upcoming Holy Week, President Benigno S. Aquino III toured the North Port Passenger Terminal Complex where he inspected 2GO ticketing booths, the porters assessment area, and the excess baggage screening and assessment areas. He also proceeded to the passenger terminal building where he passed through the terminal fee counter, and the passengers and baggage screening counter.
Accompanied by Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Atty. Juan Sta. Ana, MARINA Administrator Dr. Maximo Mejia, Jr., Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI) CEO Richard Barclay and 2GO Group, Inc. Executive Vice President for Sales Jose Manuel Mapa, President Aquino also inspected the St. John Paul II vessel bound for Cebu and Cagayan de Oro City.
According to MNHPI, they have deployed six K-9 units one week before the Holy Week, and checked and maintained the facilities such as the restrooms and clinics as part of their preparations. Likewise, a help desk manned by the PPA, MARINA, Philippine Coast Guard, PNP Maritime and PDEA have been put up inside the facility for the occasion.