Manila-based port users are more than welcome to do business in the bustling port city of Batangas and contribute to its growth by tapping into the modern international gateway Batangas Container Terminal (BCT). This assurance was given by Batangas provincial executives led by Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto (center) during a courtesy call by officers of the Port Users Confederation (PUC). The group, led by retired Col. Rodolfo de Ocampo (left), said they are considering the Port of Batangas as an alternative port for their shipments because of its strategic location, modern facilities, and proximity to markets. “Just as we are actively promoting Batangas as a safe, progressive and business-friendly haven for investors, you are most welcome here and are assured of our full support,” Recto told the PUC.