MANILA, Philippines – More than 500 buses from Southern Luzon, Bicol and Visayas are set to use the South Station in Alabang, Muntinlupa.
The opening of the bus station is still awaiting final approval from the Muntinlupa City government, but officials of the Muntinlupa City Hall and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have already submitted the list of 556 buses that will be using the terminal.
A notice has also been sent to the concerned bus companies.
LTFRB chairman Atty. Winston Ginez said the LTFRB will ensure that the buses have legitimate bus routes from South Luzon Expressway to the terminal and proper identifying marks such as sticker or tags are distributed to the bus units.
“Mayor Fresnedi and I already discussed the details of the Memorandum Circular (MC) that we will be releasing by this week. This will give them a list of all buses that are only allowed to use the South Station Bus Terminal. LTFRB will discuss with MMDA and City of Manila regarding the identification and tagging of buses that are allowed to drop and pick-up passengers in this area. We will leave the traffic management and apprehension of traffic violators to MMDA and the city of Muntinlupa that are not under our JAO rules and regulations,” Ginez said.
Another meeting, meanwhile, will be held between the LTFRB, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and mayors of Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Malabon and Navotas to identify staging areas for 226 provincial buses coming from Northern Luzon whose end points in Metro Manila is Balintawak, Central Integrated Terminal and Metro Manila.