The Current Members of the Cebu Port Commission
||DOTr Sec. Arthur P. Tugade
||Usec. Felipe A. Judan
|Vice-chairman (concurrent as CPA General Manager)
||Angelo C. Verdan
|Commissioners (representing the following sectors):
|a. Shipowners and Shipping Operators Sector (2)
|Jose Mario Elino T. Tan
|Regina R. Barleta
|b. Cargo Handling Labor Sector (2)
|Vincent Franco D. Frasco
|Joselito O. Pedaria
|c. Business Sector (2)
||Allan G. Alfon
The Corporate Board Secretary
The Governing Body
The powers and functions of the Authority is vested in and exercised by the Cebu Port Commission composed of a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and five (5) other Commissioners.
- The Chairman shall be a Secretary of the Department of Transportation or his duly designated undersecretary.
- The Vice Chairman who shall be designated as the Cebu Port General Manager shall be elected by the Commissioners from among themselves.
- The Commissioners shall be appointed by the President and shall represent the following sector:
- Ship-owners and shipping operators;
- Cargo-handling labor sector; and
- Business Sector
By-Laws of the Cebu Port Authority
On 15 June 2016, the Members of the Cebu Port Commission reviewed and revised the CPA By-Laws, particularly Section 4 of Article V, to harmonize with the CPA Manual on Corporate Governance and Code of Corporate Governance for GOCC’s per GCG Memorandum Circular No. 2012-07. The CPA By-Laws 2016 can be downloaded here.
In aid of policy formulation and determination, the Members of the Commission established different Committees. The composition and functions of the respective committees are shown here.
Schedule of Board and Committee Meetings
As stated in Article IV of the CPA By-Laws, Regular Board Meeting shall be held on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Thursdays of every month. Committee Meeting may be held on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Wednesdays of every month, as maybe necessary. If the scheduled meeting falls on a holiday, then it may be held on the immediately preceding regular working day. The schedule for regular Board Meetings and Committee Meetings may change upon the agreement by the majority of the Members of the Commission.
The board materials with complete staff work are submitted in advance to the Members of the Commission at least five (5) working days before the scheduled board meeting to give them ample time to review and study the agenda for in-depth discussion on the matter.
A process flow map is provided as guidance in the conduct of the Board and Committee Meeting. (Agenda Formulation and Tasking Process, Regular Board Meeting, Special Board Meeting)
In 2016, four (4) out of six (6) Members of the Commission posted above 95% in attendance, as shown:
For the Regular Board Meetings, click here.
For the 2016 Committee Meetings, click here.
Highlights of 2017 Committee and Board Accomplishments
The Cebu Port Commission (CPC), with three existing and three new members, adhered to the Authority’s Vision, Mission and Strategies during the 1st quarter of 2017.
It is also during the 1st quarter of the year that the CPC reviewed the Authority’s commitments for the current year as well as its financial performance during the previous year. These positions are monitored by the different committees and are integrated within the respective meetings.
The Committee on Business, Finance and Risk Management continues to bolster its strategies on mitigating expenditures while expanding means to better utilize available CPA resources in consonance with existing regulations while realizing possible improvements.
To better service our consignees, shippers, exporters and cargo owners alike, the Guidelines for the Extension of Free Storage Period (CPA Administrative Order No. 04-98) has been revised to consider inevitable circumstances caused by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) computer system malfunction, failure of other concerned government agencies to provide requisite documents, or other reasons not attributable to the cargo owner. The practice of efficiency is well highlighted in acting upon such requests.
The order to terminate CPA’s rent of the 11,955 sqm Trident Lot located in E.S. Baclig St., Port of Cebu - used to park seized cargoes - has taken effect in the last quarter of 2017. Noting that the yard congestion had been solved way back 2016. The initiative aims to save the authority 1.3M annually.
Adjustments have been made to CPA’s Lease Policy on Real Properties to adapt the current fair market value, considering that the previous rates were 214% below the prevailing industry rate since the 1997 increase. For out-ports, however, the increase will not be more than 15%.
The CPA has also been successful in recognizing possible, non-traditional, income generating resources such as leasing ad spaces within the port area.
The Committee has been aggressively increasing its efforts in the ongoing titling of CPA’s real properties, such as the Compania Maritima, to cite among others. It was also in the last quarter of 2017 that the CPA heightened its security and imposed authority through official parking fees in Maritima.
Hand in hand with Management, The Committee on Executive Governance, Nomination and Remuneration has also directed to implement the efficient utilization of the Authority’s remaining CY 2017 savings, an estimated Php4.4M after the implementation of the Modified Salary Schedule as provided for in E.O. 36 s.2017, to fill up to forty eight (48) vacant positions.
The Committee on Labor, partnered with the Committee on Audit, initiated cross-checking of payouts to evaluate Cargo Handling Service Providers (CHSP). The implementation of sanctions to non-compliant CHSPs is one of the many reinforcements being studied to firm the implementation of Memorandum Circular 04-2010 and 02-2012.
The year 2017 was the peak of the developing terrorism in the region which devastated Bohol and Marawi. Being the maritime gatekeepers, the Committee on Safety ordered the immediate augmentation of security force visibility in both operational and passenger terminal areas, especially those in the provincial subports - priming its forces in coordination with the LGUs for any upcoming threats. The aim is to contain the crisis and avoid its escalation to other areas.
Comprehensive studies are ongoing as well to maximize existing shuttle services for both inbound and outbound domestic passengers. Currently, the Authority has already deployed two electric cars for arriving PWDs and senior citizens.
The Committee on Port Development continues to expand its efforts in support of the Duterte Administration’s Infrastructure Plan - Build!Build!Build! - designed to fuel the Philippine Economy.
With the help of DPWH, the Committee has determined strategic locations to put up access roads leading to the 25 hectare New Cebu International Container Port to be established in Tayud, Consolacion in order to minimize future road congestion in Cebu.
Coordination between CPA and DOTR has been ongoing to finalize the feasibility, master plan and the soon implementation of the detailed engineering design for the Roro Spine Port situated in San Fernando, Cebu.
The Committee has been open to proposals from both LGUs and private partners to augment and amplify out-ports, as well as the construction of public servicing ports such as that of the Liloan Roro Port to ferry passengers to and fro Liloan-Mactan.
The Committee engaged in strategies to minimize berth congestion as well as increasing space for yard operation.
In cooperation with OPASCOR, a 12,500sqm finger wharf will be constructed in CIP.
Addition to that is the expansion of the RC Deck and Back up Area (Phase 1) at Berths 7-8, Cebu Baseport. The project, which will cater domestic containerized operations, is expected to increase container yard space by 240TEU slots or 15,900 sqm. An additional berthing window of 176 linear meters will also be made available through the said project thus allowing bigger vessels to dock.
Finally, the CPA has adapted to the international standard of a Fixed Berthing Window System. As supported by the Philippine Liner Shipping Association, the scheme resulted to a 20% increase in berth utilization in its first launch and a 4% improvement on average port time per vessel despite the possible increase of 19% per vessel from June to August 2017. The scheme was also seen to minimize berthing and anchorage congestion by eliminating waiting vessels. This provides better planning and production not only for the CPA but for shippers and consignees alike.
Previous Year's Accomplishments:
In consonance with Article XIV of the CPA Manual on Corporate Governance, the Members of the Commission are subject to an Annual Performance Appraisal aimed at further enhancing its governing competence and performance.
The evaluation is conducted every first quarter of the succeeding year. Each member is evaluated by his fellow commissioners, the Chairman and the CEO. Likewise, the Chairman and the CEO are also evaluated by the Members. They are provided with questionnaires , an aid for evaluation, with the following criteria, among others: 1.) Knowledge and Personal Development and 2.) Preparedness and Participation 3.) Teamwork and Communication 4.) Conduct/Behavior 5.) Board Management. Each criterion is provided with sub-criteria with the corresponding rating of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest.
Continuing Education and Development Program
As part of the continuing education and development of the Members of the Commission and the CPA Management, the Authority assures that there is a fund allocated for their attendance to trainings and seminars. Every year, the Authority sends qualified Members of the Commission, officials and employees to international or local trainings, workshops and seminars to enhance their knowledge and capacity building skills. For list of trainings attended, click here.
The Members of the Commission are handed with orientation kits composed of the following:
- A copy of the CPA By-Laws
- CPA Charter
- CPA Manual of Corporate Governance
- Code of Corporate Governance for GOCCs
- CPA Primer
Duties and Functions of Members of the Board:
The powers and functions of the Port Commission shall be as follows:
(a) To manage, administer, operate, maintain, improve and develop, coordinate and otherwise govern the activities of all the ports within its territorial jurisdiction;
(b) To investigate, prepare, adopt, implement and execute a comprehensive and orderly plan for the overall development of all ports within its territorial jurisdiction, and to update such plans, as may be warranted from time to time;
(c) To raise revenues for the Authority through fees, tolls, charges, rentals and the like for the use of any property, equipment or facility owned or controlled by it;
(d) To raise and administer, together with such revenues as may by law accrue to the Authority, capital outlays by means of loans from any local or foreign financial institution to finance its projects;
(e) To determine by survey and establish by engineering design the exact location, system and character of any and all port facilities which it may own, construct, establish, effectuate, operate or control;
(f) To provide and maintain port facilities including accessory buildings and installations within its territorial jurisdiction on its own or through the private sector;
(g) To prescribe and enforce rules and regulations on the use of wharves, piers and anchorages by ships and other watercraft;
(h) To determine the organization of the Authority and create such functional units therein as it may deem necessary in the proper and efficient implementation of the functions and purposes of the Authority, including the appointment of officials and employees, it being understood that the security of tenure of these workers shall be respected consistent with existing laws;
(i) To define the duties and fix the compensation and benefits of the General Manager, Deputy General Manager, Port Managers, and other officers of the Authority, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Budget and Management;
(j) To approve the annual budget of the Authority and/or such supplemental budgets thereof as may be submitted by the General Manager from time to time; and
(k) To perform such other duties as may be necessary and convenient for the attainment of the objectives of the Authority.
The regular standing committees of the Commission, with their corresponding functions and responsibilities, are subject to periodic review by its members. These committees shall likewise perform oversight functions on matters within its respective jurisdictions.
Key Officials and Contact Details (including resumes and relevant trainings)