The public transport, especially in Metro Manila and neighbouring provinces, has witnessed a major overhaul in the last several months spearheaded by the Philippine National Government. The approved routes for buses, jeepneys and vans were surprisingly limited considering there are many workers who still go to the office or to their workplace. We understand that the major overhaul has good intentions. In fact, the PITX-to-Monument via EDSA route or so called EDSA Carousel has improved the commute time of people plying EDSA daily based on news and personal accounts uploaded in Youtube. However, the positive impact of limited number of routes approved since June, 2020 remains to be seen.
Provincial buses, sadly, are not yet back in operation just like what Spox Harry Roque said in this video. Although, this should be understandable as the movement of people from cities to the provinces and vice versa might significantly increase the cases in the countryside.
The fact that the provincial bus operations has not restarted yet still might confuse you so here’s a photo shared in Facebook that went viral to better understand the situation.
A wise man once said, “Sharing is Caring”. So, below are the list of the routes approved by the government for public transport.
Lets do our part in preventing the spread of the virus. Please follow the minimum public health standards like social distancing, wearing of face masks and face shields and washing hands whenever possible.
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