ICYMI, the recently declared Enhanced Community Quarantine led to a ban on mass transport. The goal of the ban was to decrease crowds and discourage mass gatherings, which was supposed to stop the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) from spreading. Unfortunately, this proved to be difficult for commuters and those without private cars. Even more so for the front-liners who needed to get around.
Thankfully Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto had a ready solution: a Pasig Bus Service. He announced this on a Facebook post dated March 18, citing that essential personnel who were exempted from the quarantine can avail of this shuttle. These include commuters and frontline personnel like health workers, retail workers, government employees, patients, and the like.
BUS SERVICE FOR ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL (MAAARING SUMAKAY MGA EXEMPTED SA QUARANTINE, KATULAD NG HEALTH WORKER)1. City…
The routes, with the Pasig City Hall or Mega Market as the starting point, include:
- City Hall – Sheridan (8-12 am, 1-4 pm)
- City Hall – Santolan (B) (8-12 am, 1-4 pm)
- Lucky Gold – PCGH (6 am and 5 pm)
- City Hall – PCGH (6 am and 5 pm)
- City Hall – Santolan (A) (6-8 am, 5-7 pm)
- City Hall – Kalawaan (6-8 am, 5-7 pm)
- City Hall – Kenneth (6-8 am, 5-7 pm)
- City Hall – Rosario (6 am and 5 pm)
- Mega Market – Shaw (19 stops)
For more details on the specific stops, you can check Mayor Vico Sotto’s post on Facebook. As stated in the Facebook post, they will try their best to operate beyond the indicated times, should the need arise. To enforce proper social distancing, the buses will accommodate only a limited number of passengers. Alternative modes of public transport in Pasig include tricycles, which the Mayor has allowed, but only for essential travel.
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