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NOVEMBER 2019 HOLIDAYS AND UPDATES

1 Nov, 2019 by Jill Viray

PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS

Holiday in the Philippines

 November 1 (All Saint’s Day) and November 2 (Additional Non-Working Holiday)
November 1 (Friday) is a regular holiday and November 2 (Saturday) is a non-working holiday in the Philippines in observance All Saint’s Day.
 
November 30 (Bonifacio Day)
November 30 (Saturday) is a regular holiday in the Philippines in observance of Bonifacio Day.
 
Royal Cargo offices in the Philippines will be closed on the said dates except for those business units where we operate 24/7.
 
We remind all Managers and HODs that they should be on top of the business operations in their respective departments and business units during these holidays.
 
For list of contact persons, please click here.

LOCAL HOLIDAYS

Holiday in Province of Negros Occidental

November 5 (Tuesday) is a special non-working holiday in the Province of Negros Occidental pursuant to republic Act No. 6709. Royal Cargo office in Bacolod will be closed on the said date. Regular work will resume on November 6 (Wednesday).
 
For urgent matters, kindly contact any of the following to immediately attend to your concerns:
 
JUVIE C. CARBAQUIL
Supervisor, Domestic Sea Freight – Bacolod Branch
Mobile: +63 (927) 809 7672, +63 (943) 565-8210
Email: juvie.carbaquil@royalcargo.com
 
MAYETTE PASTRANA
Area Manager, Visayas
Mobile: +63 (917) 842 6682
Email: mayette.pastrana@royalcargo.com
 
EVA DIMAPINDAN
Vice President, Visayas and Mindanao
Mobile No.: +63 917 539 5305
Email: eva.dimapindan@royalcargo.com  

GLOBAL HOLIDAYS

Holiday in Guam, Palau and USA

November 11 (Monday) and November 28 (Thursday) are public holidays in Guam and USA in observance of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day, respectively. Royal Cargo offices in Guam and USA will be closed on the said dates.
 
November 28 (Thursday) is a public holiday in Palau in observance of Thanksgiving Day.Royal Cargo office in Palau will be closed on the said date.
 
For urgent matters, please contact:
 
GUAM AND PALAU:
 
BETH ARROYO
Managing Director, Guam – Micronesia
Guam Mobile:  671-489-7900
USA Mobile:  510-600-5666
Email: beth.arroyo@royalcargo.com
Group Email: rcc_guam@royalcargo.com
 
USA:
 
WOLFGANG FRIEDRICH
Managing Director
Mobile: (310) 634 5250
Email: wolfgang.friedrich@royalcargo.com
Group Email: infousa@royalcargo.com eva.dimapindan@royalcargo.com  

Holiday in Indonesia and Malaysia

November 9 (Saturday) is a public holiday in Indonesia and Malaysia in observance of Maulidur Rasul. Royal Cargo offices in Indonesia and Malaysia will be closed on the said date.
 
For urgent matters, please contact:
 
INDONESIA:
 
CECILIA MUSTIKA KUSUMA
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Logistics Indonesia (RLI)
Mobile: +62 81381169746
Email: cecilia.mustika@royalcargo.com
Group Email: indonesia@royalcargo.com 
 
MALAYSIA:
 
KHALID BIN AZMAN
Operations Manager
Mobile: +60 17 7005 067
Email: khalid.azman@royalcargo.com
Group Email: malaysia@royalcargo.com Email: eva.dimapindan@royalcargo.com  

UPDATES

Sea Import’s Pre Alert Cut Off

Please be reminded of below Sea Import’s Pre-Alert Cut Off on November 1 and 2 Holidays:
 
November 1 (All Saint’s Day) and November 2 (Additional Non-Working Holiday)
ETA: November 1 – 3
CUT OFF: October 30 (Wednesday) | 1200H
  
For urgent matters, please contact:
 
ROVHEY CORPUZ
Oceanfreight Import Sr. Supervisor, Documentation 
Mobile: (+63) 967 325 2525
Email: rovhey.corpuz@royalcargo.com
 
JENNIE PACLEB
Oceanfreight Import Sr. Supervisor, Billing & Operations
Mobile: (+63) 917 584 7412
Email: jennie.pacleb@royalcargo.com
 
JASON NOCETO
Oceanfreight Import Assistant Manager
Mobile: (+63) 917 582 3303
Email: jason.noceto@royalcargo.com
 
XANDRA GRACIELLA VILLASENOR
Oceanfreight Manager
Mobile: (+63) 917 854 0951
Email: xandragraciella.villasenor@royalcargo.com

Laguna Section of CALAX Due to Open at End of October

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday it will open on Oct. 30 the first 7.4-kilometer (km) of the Laguna segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). “Oct. 30, before Undas (All Saints’ Day), we can expect this to be passable,” Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar told reporters, referring to the Subsections 6, 7, and 8 of the Laguna segment of the 45.3-kilometer CALAX project.
 
The entire length of CALAX project will connect the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) from Kawit, Cavite to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) at the Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna. The DPWH and the project’s concessionaire MPCALA Holdings, Inc. conducted a final inspection of the subsections of the Laguna segment Tuesday, which covered the Mamplasan Barrier onto Laguna Technopark Interchange, Laguna Boulevard Interchange all the way to Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange.

“The project is 90% completed. The remaining 10% are portions of the expressway that need to be harmonized. We are fast-tracking those portions,” Mr. Villar was quoted as saying a statement. He added that the DPH will ensure that CALAX “will be passable and ready to serve motorists this October 30, in time for Undas.”

Source: https://www.bworldonline.com/

Freight and Insurance as Part of Transaction Value

The “transaction value”‘ should include both freight from the port of exportation to the Philippine port of entry and insurance, the Philippines being a CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight) country.
 
The 4th paragraph of Section 701 of the CMTA on “Transaction Value System – Method One, “provides that –
 
In determining the transaction value, the following shall be added to the price actually paid or payable for the imported goods:
(3) cost of transport of the imported goods from the port of exportation to the port of entry In the Philippines;
(5) cost of insurance
 
In the event that the declared value only covers cost of the imported shipment, the insurance and freight shall be added thereto based on the submitted documents or using the computation provided in CMO 22-2007, whichever is higher.
 
Source: BOC Memorandum 2019-10-002

Temporary Total Ban of Entry of Pork Products in Batangas

Batangas, the second largest producer of hogs in the country, has banned the entry of live hogs and processed meat as it beefs up measures against African swine fever (ASF).

In Memorandum Circular 3 issued on Monday, Gov. Hermilando Mandanas said pork and formulated swine feed are also banned. Mandanas said the memo aims to eradicate, prevent and cure any kind of animal disease as well as protect the health of local hogs.

Hog transport carriers, closed vans and feed ingredients carriers are subject to inspection and disinfection and should be cleared by the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian. The provincial government will lead disease investigation, surveillance and monitoring.

Farmers and veterinarians were asked to report any suspected case of viral disease or above normal pig mortality in their farm. The memo also prohibits swill feeding and giving out of swill feed by restaurants, hotels and similar establishments.

Processed meat should be sourced and processed in areas free of ASF and not covered by the 10-kilometer radius or surveillance zone of ASF positive sites, it added. The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian will conduct spot inspection of commercial and backyard farms, cold storage areas, wet markets, supermarkets, concessionaires, hotel, and restaurants for compliance monitoring.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/ • Memorandum Circular No. 03, Series of 2019

New Truck Ban Scheme

South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Star Tollways and Batangas will be imposing window hours for trucks going to Manila starting this coming Monday, October 14, 2019.

The Skyway Operations and Maintenance Corporation announced that Manila-bound trucks would be limited to midday trips via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). They further stated that trucks can only pass through the SLEX between 9:30AM to 4:00PM, and between 9:30PM to 4:00AM. For those taking STAR Tollway, trucks may pass from 8:30AM to 3:30PM, and between 8:00PM to 3:00AM.

The said rules will not apply to trucks heading out of Manila, nor to those coming from Laguna. They will only apply to trucks travelling beyond Laguna and into Metro Manila.

Please see below truck window hours and truck ban schedules for your reference:

Area
Star Tollway
Open Window
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
8:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Truck Ban
3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
3:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Area
South Luzon Expressway
Open Window
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
9:30 PM – 4:00 AM
Truck Ban
4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
4:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Area
Batangas
Open Window
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 PM – 6:00 AM
Truck Ban
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Source: CNN Philippines
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