SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
03 April 2019 03:06:36 PM
The House Transportation Oversight Committee on the Roll Off Roll On port system spearheaded by former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has moved to stop the Cebu Port Authority from collecting questionable port fees from a Cebu port. During the Oversight hearing yesterday in Tabuelan, Cebu, attended by Speaker Arroyo and Cebu Reps. Peter Unabia (Chairman), Gwen Garcia and Benhur Salimbangon, the Committee found out that the CPA has been for the five years questionably collecting its share from the port fees in Tabuelan without any legal basis. It was established that in 2004, the CPA and the local government of Tabuelan entered into a ten-year compromise agreement that allowed the CPA to collect a 40 percent share from the fees collected in Tabuelan.