Cebu port chief: Port frontliners strictly follow health protocols
CEBU CITY, April 16 (PIA) — The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) has assured that port frontliners who are working to ensure continued port operations in Cebu are strictly following health protocols against COVID-19.
CPA General Manager Leonilo Miole said the frontliners and skeletal workforce at the Cebu port continue to follow and implement stringent security and health measures in seaports consistent with the protocols set by the Department of Health (DOH).
This is to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission via ports, said Miole in a statement.
Miole has also expressed his gratitude to the the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and other law enforcement officers and border control guards for allowing passage of all Cebu port frontliners and stakeholders such as cargo owners, shippers, and consignees.
This, he said, ensures that the cargo and supply chain remain unhampered amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CPA chief has earlier requested law enforcement officers assigned at checkpoints or at border control to allow the entry of CPA employees upon presentation of their CPA IDs and/or Certificate of Employment to be able to report to their respective areas of assignment in CPA ports and offices throughout the province.
“This is to give due credit and appreciation to our patriotic and courageous enforcement officers manning our borders for allowing CPA frontliners to perform essential functions at the port,” said Miole.
He further thanked all law enforcement agencies for recognizing the importance of the smooth flow of cargoes in and out of ports. (rmn/PIA7 with reports from Maryknoll Lague, CPA)