ECOP calls for resumption of all public transport

Published October 7, 2020, 11:26 AM

by Noreen Jazul

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) has called for the resumption of all public transportation for the sake of employees as more businesses were allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity.

In this photo taken on September 8, 2020, an elderly woman wearing a face shield boards a bus in Manila. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

ECOP President Sergio Ortiz Luis said the transport of employees remains the main problem for businesses that aim to resume full operations.

“Maraming magbubukas siyempre. Ang problema is yung sasakyan. Problema natin yung public transport, yung mass transport, (Of course a lot of businesses will open. However, there is a problem in transport. Our problem is the public transport, the mass transport),” Luis told DZMM on Wednesday.

According to Luis, there are businesses that were allowed to operate at a bigger capacity but can’t do so since many of their employees can’t report for work due to lack of transportation.

“Yung sinasabing i-sha-shuttle mo, nangyayari lang ito sa mga malalaking kompanya na may kapasidad, and even then, may problema rin, dahil di makarating sa mga point of pick-up yung mga tao nila (Only big companies can provide shuttle services and even those who have the capacity to provide such services are having problems because their employees can’t reach the point of pick-up),” he said.

Luis reiterated that the way to solve the issue is to resume all public transportation. 

“Bakit ba hindi na lang ibalik lahat ng transporation nung bago pa mag COVID? (Why not just resume all modes of transport that we have before COVID happened?),” he said.

The ECOP president also said the fixing of routes and lines is not “rocket science.”

“Wag lang nila papasukin yung mga colorum, yung mga hindi makakasunod sa mga ika nga protocols. Pero ibalik ninyo lahat ng sasakayan. Hindi naman rocket science na aayusin mo yung linya, ano yung ruta. (Just don’t let colorum operate and those who cannot follow protocols. But bring back all vehicles. It’s not rocket science to fix lines and routes),” he said.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had earlier suggested increasing the ridership capacity in public transportation to 70percent.

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) has called for the resumption of all public transportation for the sake of employees as more businesses were allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity.

ECOP President Sergio Ortiz Luis said the transport of employees remains the main problem for businesses that aim to resume full operations.

“Maraming magbubukas siyempre. Ang problema is yung sasakyan. Problema natin yung public transport, yung mass transport, (Of course a lot of businesses will open. However, there is a problem in transport. Our problem is the public transport, the mass transport),” Luis told DZMM on Wednesday.

According to Luis, there are businesses that were allowed to operate at a bigger capacity but can’t do so since many of their employees can’t report for work due to lack of transportation.

“Yung sinasabing i-sha-shuttle mo, nangyayari lang ito sa mga malalaking kompanya na may kapasidad, and even then, may problema rin, dahil di makarating sa mga point of pick-up yung mga tao nila (Only big companies can provide shuttle services and even those who have the capacity to provide such services are having problems because their employees can’t reach the point of pick-up),” he said.

Luis reiterated that the way to solve the issue is to resume all public transportation. 

“Bakit ba hindi na lang ibalik lahat ng transporation nung bago pa mag COVID? (Why not just resume all modes of transport that we have before COVID happened?),” he said.

The ECOP president also said the fixing of routes and lines is not “rocket science.”

“Wag lang nila papasukin yung mga colorum, yung mga hindi makakasunod sa mga ika nga protocols. Pero ibalik ninyo lahat ng sasakayan. Hindi naman rocket science na aayusin mo yung linya, ano yung ruta. (Just don’t let colorum operate and those who cannot follow protocols. But bring back all vehicles. It’s not rocket science to fix lines and routes),” he said.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had earlier suggested increasing the ridership capacity in public transportation to 70percent.

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ECOP calls for resumption of all public transport
BY NOREEN JAZUL

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) has called for the resumption of all public transportation for the sake of employees as more businesses were allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity.

ECOP President Sergio Ortiz Luis said the transport of employees remains the main problem for businesses that aim to resume full operations.

“Maraming magbubukas siyempre. Ang problema is yung sasakyan. Problema natin yung public transport, yung mass transport, (Of course a lot of businesses will open. However, there is a problem in transport. Our problem is the public transport, the mass transport),” Luis told DZMM on Wednesday.

According to Luis, there are businesses that were allowed to operate at a bigger capacity but can’t do so since many of their employees can’t report for work due to lack of transportation.

“Yung sinasabing i-sha-shuttle mo, nangyayari lang ito sa mga malalaking kompanya na may kapasidad, and even then, may problema rin, dahil di makarating sa mga point of pick-up yung mga tao nila (Only big companies can provide shuttle services and even those who have the capacity to provide such services are having problems because their employees can’t reach the point of pick-up),” he said.

Luis reiterated that the way to solve the issue is to resume all public transportation.

“Bakit ba hindi na lang ibalik lahat ng transporation nung bago pa mag COVID? (Why not just resume all modes of transport that we have before COVID happened?),” he said.

The ECOP president also said the fixing of routes and lines is not “rocket science.”

“Wag lang nila papasukin yung mga colorum, yung mga hindi makakasunod sa mga ika nga protocols. Pero ibalik ninyo lahat ng sasakayan. Hindi naman rocket science na aayusin mo yung linya, ano yung ruta. (Just don’t let colorum operate and those who cannot follow protocols. But bring back all vehicles. It’s not rocket science to fix lines and routes),” he said.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had earlier suggested increasing the ridership capacity in public transportation to 70 percent.

 
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