MANILA, PHILIPPINES – To provide assistance in easing traffic congestion in Metro Manila through water transport, the Department of Transportation, through the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), will be launching the Cavite-Metro Manila Ferry Boat Service with a hashtag “#OkayKaFerryKo” on 08 December 2019 at the City Hall of Cavite City.
With the theme “Mabilis, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Biyahe,” the primary aim of this project is to give the Filipino commuters an alternative way of getting to their destination through water transportation.
Through the coordination of the MARINA with its partner agencies Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Navy, Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and Local Government Units (LGUs) of Cavite and Manila, the Cavite-Metro Manila routes will finally be realized with the following routes:
1. Cavite City Port Terminal – Cavite City Hall to CCP Port
2. Cavite City Port Terminal – Cavite City Hall to Lawton, Liwasang Bonifacio
The said routes will be operated by Shogun Ships Co., Incorporated, and Seaborne Ferries, Incorporated, and are also expected to participate in the said launching.
Aside from the launching of the Cavite-Metro Manila Ferry boat service, as part of the said ceremonial launching, the MARINA will be also introducing the registration of recreational boats wherein ceremonial inspection and registration will be conducted.
Finally, the MARINA will also have a ceremonial unveiling of its Central Office Processing Center (COPC) marker, which will be located in Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) and will focus on serving the Filipino seafarers and shipping companies.
Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, Congressman Francis Gerald A. Abaya, Congressman Edgar Mary Sarmiento, VADM Narciso A Vingson Jr, PPA General Manager Jay Santiago, PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Joel S Garcia, Cavite City Mayor Bernardo “Totie” Paredes, and other government officials and local government units are expected to grace the said event.