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City Hall offers free rides as drivers go on strike

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Bacolod City government offers “Libre Sakay” — free rides — for Bacolod residents as the scheduled two-day transport strike for public utility vehicles will tomorrow until Tuesday, 22 March.

City Administrator lawyer Edward Joseph Cuansing said the city has allocated nine service vehicles that will ply seven point-to-point routes.

The pickup points according to a press release from the Bacolod City PIO will be at the following: Barangay Bata (Bangga Sawmill); Barangay Alangilan (Plaza); Barangay Sum-ag (near the public cemetery); Barangay Mansilingan (Mormons Church); Barangay Handumanan (Police Station 10) via Alijis; Barangay Estefania (Savemore) and Barangay Banago.

All vehicles will take-off at 4:00AM. The drop-off point will be at the Bacolod City Public Plaza, Cuansing added.

Julius D. Mariveles
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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