PFDA vs COVID-19. The PFDA-NFPC is implementing stricter measures and further intensifying its campaigns on COVID-19 prevention initiatives.

With the recent city-wide lockdown imposed by the Local Government of Navotas City, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority – Navotas Fish Port Complex (PFDA-NFPC) is implementing stricter measures and further intensifying its campaigns on COVID-19 prevention initiatives.

Last July 16, 2020, the Navotas City issued the Executive Order No. TMT-038, series of 2020, placing the entire city on a two-week lockdown from July 16 to July 29, 2020. 


PFDA vs COVID-19. the PFDA-NFPC organized a virtual meeting with the Navotas City LGU and various stakeholders.

As part of the compliance with the issued EO, the PFDA-NFPC led by Ms. Luz P. Ortiz, Port Manager, organized a virtual meeting with the Office of the City Mayor – Navotas City, Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group, and representatives from various port stakeholders’ associations to discuss the updates on the implementation of safety health protocols and pertinent precautionary measures relevant to the recent city-wide lock down, July 20, 2020.

The virtual meeting was attended by Navotas City Mayor Tobias Reynald M. Tiangco; PCol. Ricardo E. Villanueva – Chief, RMU-NCR; Mr. Roderic C. Santos- President, Association of Fresh Fish Traders of the Phils., Inc. (AFFTPI); Mr. Michael C. De Guzman-President, Market 2 Night time Fish Traders Association; and Dr. Mario Daniel Eduardo DG. Pascual- President, Mkt. 3,4,5 Navotas Fish Traders Association.

Aggressive campaigns and information dissemination activities are also implemented in PFDA-NFPC to remind all the personnel and stakeholders on the standard health protocols to arrest the spread of the COVID-19.

Recently, the port management conducted series of orientations in coordination with Philippine National Police (PNP)- Maritime Group (MG), Regional Maritime Unit-National Capital Region (RMU-NCR).

Regularly disinfection activities since the start of community quarantine back in March are also part of the COVID-19 prevention measures of the PFDA-NFPC. 

Specific schedules of the disinfection activities will be posted on the PFDA official Facebook pages.

PFDA vs. COVID-19. Orientation/briefing for PFDA- NFPC stakeholders on standard health protocols.

The PFDA-NFPC engaged various port stakeholders, as follows: AFFTPI; Market 2 Night time Fish Traders Association; Market 3-5 Fish Brokers Association; Inter-Island Deep Sea Fishing Association (ISDFA); Irma Fishing & Trading, Inc.; RBL Fishing Corp.; Kay-Anya Foods Corp.; Emmie-Jim Marine Products; Rubenel Fish Broker, Inc.; Concord Fishing & Canning Corp.; Clabel Fishing Enterprises; St. Joseph Fish Brokerage, Inc.; Manila Fish Dealer; Royale Fishing Corp.; Connie’s Fish Dealer; Jeamboy Fish Consignacion; Ate Dhey Consignacion; Boy & Neneng Fish Dealer; 5F Cold Storage; L.V. Fishing Enterprises.

Aside from the safety and health protocols under the issued EO, the stakeholders’ orientations also covered the penalties for violations under EO No. TMT-038.

According to the EO, businesses caught violating quarantine protocols shall pay a fine of P3,000 on their first offense, P4,000 fine with 15 days closure of business on their second offense, and a P5,000 fine with 30 days closure of business on their third offense. (Public Information Division with reports and photos from the PFDA-NFPC).