Robredo revives free shuttle services for health workers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 03 2020 01:04 PM

FILE: Health workers ride a free shuttle service going to major hospitals around Metro Manila during its pilot run on March 18. Charlie Villegas, OVP handout

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo has revived the free shuttle program for health frontliners as the capital region reverts to the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), where public transport is limited. 

"Bilang tugon sa inaasahang pangangailangan ng ating frontliners sa transportasyon sa loob ng two-week implementation ng MECQ, muling ihahandog ng Tanggapan ni Vice President Leni Robredo ang free shuttle service para sa kanila," Robredo's office announced Monday. 

(In response to the needs of our frontliners during the two-week implementation of MECQ, we are again offering free shuttle service.)

The shuttle service system will have 8 routes, mostly traversing areas of major hospitals in the National Capital Region.

 

The Office of the Vice President said the program was through the help of private bus companies and other corporations like UBE Express, Diamond Motor Corporation, Pilipinas Autogroup, and Seaoil. 

The modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Aug. 4 to 18 will cover Metro Manila and Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan provinces. 

The second strictest of 4 lockdown levels bans buses, jeepneys, taxis, ride-hailing services, and tricycles from plying the roads, and limits the operation of manufacturing plants and other establishments to half of their capacity.