Vice President Leni Robredo said her office will cease to operate its free shuttle service for Cebu frontliners starting Sunday.
Robredo, in a Facebook post, said the shuttle service will stop its
month-long operations now Cebu City is placed under the general community quarantine.
“We would like to inform our health workers and frontliners in Cebu that our free shuttle service, under #BayanihanSugbuanon, will be available only until Aug. 8, Saturday,” she announced.
The Vice President said they will focus their attention on their “other initiatives for frontliners and communities in need” during the coronavirus crisis.
OVP started its free shuttle service for Cebu frontliners last July 6 as part of its COVID-19 response operations. It covered four routes in Consolacion, Talamban, and the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Naga, and Talisay.
Robredo’s team and its private partners have also provided free dormitories and ferry service, four swabbing booths, and food packs to aid the city in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
According to OVP, about 10,000 passengers benefitted from its free shuttle service in Cebu, while it was still under the enhanced community quarantine.
Robredo’s office partnered with UBE Express, Seaoil, Genergex Marketing Corp., the SK Federation of Cebu City, Pagtambayayong Foundation, and CYPD for the shuttle service.
“We would also like to thank our volunteers and staff who stepped up for the day-to-day operations of our initiative,” she said.