Pasig govt provides free transport service to fetch health workers reporting for work


By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Pasig City has provided free transport service to fetch its health workers reporting for work amid the enhanced community quarantine.


The local government on Monday began the trial run of its “Libre Sundo” project which provides free transport service for health workers in the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Pasig Transport, health workers will be fetched by a designated vehicle from their predetermined pick-up point before going to healthcare institutions they were working at.

“Handog ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Pasig para sa mga health workers ang proyektong Libreng Sundo upang makatulong sa pagpasok at pag-uwi mula sa trabaho,” the Pasig Transport said in a Facebook post.

(Pasig City Government offers health workers the “Free Sundo” project to help them with their means of transport going to and from work.)

Following the implementation of the quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak, modes of public transport have been suspended.

This made it difficult for health workers to get to their workplaces with some even walking several kilometers just to get to their destination.

To avail of the service, health workers will have to contact Pasig Transport and send a message a day before the scheduled trip.

They will be also required to give their names, the name of the hospital or clinic they are working at, location and time of pick-up, and their destination. Health workers will also have to present their identification.

“Ito ay para sa trial period na mula sa 20 Abril hanggang 24 Abril 2020 (This is for the trial period from April 20 to April 24, 2020),” the city transport department said.