Globalport Bohol Holds Its Very First Cultural Fair

PORT OF TAGBILARAN – The very first ever Bohol Cultural Fair 2023 brought to you by Globalport Bohol Terminal Inc. Held at the Passenger Terminal Building 2 of the Port of Tagbilaran last May 20 & 21, 2023.

Passengers were invited to immerse themselves in the r ich and vibrant culture of Bohol, as we celebrated the National Heritage Month. This two-day extravaganza was a showcase of Bohol’s captivating heritage, tradition and artistic talents.

Featured local products included Antequera LGU and Prime Asia Handicraft’s famous rattan crafts. Bags, wallets and hats by Mara & Aram Baglines. Souvenir items such as rice soap, rice wine, roasted corn coffee and t-shirts and more by Jzaki Enterprise and Crissander Enterprises. Last of the many featured goods was the traditional salt made in Alburquerque, Bohol also known as, ” Asin Tibuok” by Kapunungan Sa Mang- asinay sa Albur (KASAMA).

New Tagbilaran Port Terminal Opened; Globalport Takes Over Operations

The new passenger terminal building (PTB) at the Tagbilaran City Tourist Port was opened for public use on Sunday, over a year after its inauguration.

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Bohol manager James Gantalao said the two-story facility which can accommodate up to 2,000 passengers will replace the old PTB which has a capacity of 500 passengers.

In April last year, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Sec. Arthur Tugade inaugurated the P75-million facility but the transfer of operations was delayed due to documentary requirements, particularly as the GlobalPort Terminals Inc.’s takeover was still pending.

Gantalao confirmed that the PPA formally turned over the operations and management of the port to GlobalPort on May 20, 2022.

“GlobalPort assumed operation and management of the port but still, the regulator and administrator of the ports will be PPA. Ang ila lang is cargo handling, passenger terminal building and ancillary services,” said Gantalao.

Gantalao said the PTB 2 is more spacious and will have areas for concessionaires, automated teller machines and currency exchange booths.

The new facility is fully air-conditioned and is replete with free WiFi, larger restrooms, a prayer room and accessibility features for persons with disabilities (PWD).

It will also continue to offer a rent-free space for blind massage therapists.

“Sa PTB 2, gi address nato ang mga kulang sa old terminal like accessibility kay sauna gikan sa gawas, mo saka pa. Og mo ulan, ma compromise pud ang atong security kay mo gawas ang pasahero. Unya huot pud kaayo,” said Gantalao.

However, he noted that they are still awaiting the delivery of a new x-ray machine as some of the port’s old equipment were damaged when Typhoon “Odette struck Bohol in December.

“Wala mi makaayo dayon after sa typhoon so apektado tanan, hasta air-conditioning. Naabtan pud ta sa election ban, di pud ta mahimo maka-repair dayon,” said Gantalao.

Meanwhile, the old terminal or PTB 1 will be renovated and used as a tourist assistance center.

It will also house travel and transport service booths.

Globalport Poised To Take Over Davao Sasa Port

MANILA, Philippines — Globalport is poised to bag the contract for the management, operation, and maintenance of the Port of Sasa in Davao City which will add to its growing portfolio of terminals across the country.

In a stock exchange filing, Globalport 900 Inc. said a joint venture between subsidiaries Globalport Terminals Inc. (GTI) and Globalport Ozamiz Terminal Inc. (GP Ozamiz) has been declared by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) last May 16 as the bidder with the highest bid price for the Davao Sasa port.

Globalport said the total concession fee that the winning bidder would pay PPA for the period of 20 years is P8.64 billion.

GTI, formerly Harbour Centre Port Holdings Inc., is a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of Globalport.

GP Ozamiz, on the other hand, is 98 percent owned by GTI which operates the Port of Ozamiz in Misamis Occidental under a 15-year port terminal management contract with the PPA

Globalport said once the joint venture receives the notice of award for the Davao Sasa port bidding, it would process the incorporation of an additional subsidiary named Globalport Davao Terminal Inc.

Upon its incorporation, GP Davao will be 99 percent owned by GTI.

Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy earlier abandoned its original proponent status (OPS) for the Davao Sasa Port modernization project, which paved the way for the PPA to bid out the terminal instead.

Globalport subsidiary GTI established last year a number of indirect subsidiaries for the purpose of management, operation, and maintenance of various ports in the country.

Globalport, through its indirect subsidiaries, operates the Port of Zamboanga in Zamboanga del Sur, Port of Ozamiz in Misamis Occidental, Port of Iligan in Lanao del Norte, Port of Tacloban in Leyte, Port of Matnog in Sorsogon, Port of Nasipit in Agusan del Norte, Port of Surigao in Surigao del Norte, Port of Tagbilaran in Bohol, and Port of Pulupandan in Negros Occidental.

“Through the foregoing indirect subsidiaries, Globalport will have active commercial operations in different parts of the country, bringing robust financial position for the group on a consolidated level, with a forecasted average annual consolidated gross revenue of P3.5 billion in the next five years,” the company said.