By Marjaleen Ramos
A university in Manila has offered free bus rides for health workers of Makati Medical Center (MMC) amid the continuing ban on public transportation due to the enhance community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon.
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Adamson University, in a statement, said it will deploy three buses, which will have two routes, that will be included in a fleet covering the everyday commute of MMC frontliners.
The first route will cover travels to and from MMC and Paliparan-Molino Road (via Molino Boulevard).
Trips from MMC are scheduled at 6:30AM, 8:30AM, 2:30PM and 6:30PM, while those on the way to MMC are slotted at 7:30AM, 1PM, and 5PM.
Other pick-up points for Route A also include Paliparan Market, Jollibee Golden City, Cavite School of Life-Dasmariñas, District Mall-Dasmariñas, SM City Molino, Camella Springville Gate, Shell Gas Station-Pag-asa, Jollibee Molino, Palico Daanan/ Bayanan Road Stop Light, Bacoor City Hall entrance, and Tacaba Elementary School.
Meanwhile, the second route has its lone pick-up point at the LRT Monumento Station.
Buses from MMC will leave at 6:30AM, 8:30AM, 2:30AM, and 5:30PM, while those on the way to the hospital are scheduled at 7:30AM, 1PM, and 4PM.
“I am really grateful that everybody involved in the partnership is committed to help our frontliners during this crisis. Thank you also to MMC for taking care of our drivers,” said AdU Vice President for Administrative Affairs Dr. Venusmar Quevedo.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) earlier announced all land transport modes including passenger buses, jeepneys, taxis, transport network vehicle service (TNVS), FX, UV Express, Point-to-Point (P2P) buses, as well as motorcycle taxis will be suspended during the ECQ.
The entire Luzon was placed under an enhanced community quarantine last March 16.