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Ceres, drivers org to continue plying routes

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Bus giant Ceres Liner is not joining the one-day nationally-coordinated transport strike today while one transport group will continue to field public utility jeepneys in major routes here.

Private vehicles create traffic along Lacson-Burgos Streets. Since the untat-biyahe covers only public transport, privately-owned cars and taxi cabs continue plying the city streets, so certain thoroughfares are still as busy as ever. | Photo by Hannah A. Papasin
Private vehicles create traffic along Lacson-Burgos Streets. Since the untatbiyahe covers only public transport, privately-owned cars and taxi cabs continue plying the city streets, so certain thoroughfares are still as busy as ever. | Photo by Hannah A. Papasin

“We have already complied with all the requirements of the (Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board),” legal affairs and media relations officer Jade Marquez said when asked why Ceres management is not joining the strike.

This means that the more than 4,000 buses of the Yanson Group of Bus Companies in all its 15 stations will continue plying their routes.

Business  as usual. Certain jeepney units did not join the strike, like this one  plying the Mandalagan-Libertad route providing transportation for  passengers. Photo by Hannah A. Papasin
Business as usual. Certain jeepney units did not join the strike, like this one plying the Mandalagan-Libertad route providing transportation for passengers. Photo by Hannah A. Papasin
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In the city, jeepneys of members the United Negros Transport Cooperative (UNETCO) will ply major routes and several out-town destinations.

BACOLOD ROUTES SERVICED BY UNETCO JEEPNEYS

Here, these routes are:

BACOLOD:

  • Banago-Libertad
  • RPHS-Central Market
  • Handumanan-Libertad
  • Punta Taytay-Central Market
  • Murcia-Bacolod
  • Tangub-Central Market
  • Homesite-Central Market
  • Shopping-Central Market
  • Fortune Towne-Central Market
  • Sum-ag-Central Market
  • Alijis-Central Market
  • Taculing-Central Market
  • Northbound-Burgos
  • Mandalagan-Libertad
  • Bata-Libertad
  • Mansilingan-Central Market
  • Sta. Fe
  • Eroreco-Central Market
  • Dona Juliana-Central Market

TO OTHER PARTS OF THE PROVINCE

  • Isabela-Kabankalan
  • Bacolod-Silay Airport
  • Bacolod-Kabankalan
  • Bacolod-Dos Hermanas
  • Bacolod-Sipalay
  • Silay-Patag
  • Silay-Capt. Ramon
  • Bacolod-Silay
  • Bacolod-Silay via Guimbalaon

In Victorias City, an hour away from here, Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca issued an advisory that there is no cancellation of work or classes.

“There is no transport strike. Buses (CERES), and tricycles will continue to carry passengers in the city,” Palanca said in a message posted on his Facebook page.

Marcelo Ochia , UNETCO chairman, said they understand the issues being raised by the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center, and two other groups.

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“We feel what they feel, too but there are passengers who must be served,” Ochia said.

Aside from that, UNETCO was reminded by the Office of Transport Cooperatives of the transportation department that joining the strike would lead to a cancellation of their accreditations.

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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