Cebu City set to open all traditional jeepney routes

Published May 27, 2021, 4:16 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

MORE ACCESSIBLE – A modern jeepney services the Talamban to Downton route in Cebu City. More public transportation will be available in Cebu City with the reopening of all routes for traditional jeepneys. (Calvin Cordova)
CEBU CITY – Mayor Edgardo Labella here has approved the recommendation to reopen all traditional jeepney routes in this city.

Labella was scheduled to issue an Executive Order (EO) Thursday that will allow all traditional jeepneys to resume operations.

The city has suspended some jeepney routes as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some routes have resumed but most of the public transportation that were allowed to ply were modern public utility vehicles.

The Cebu City Jeepney Task Force headed by City Councilor James Anthony Cuenco recommended the reopening of all jeepney routes to address the lack of transportation.

With the reopening of all routes, the mayor here reminded that health protocols must be observed in public vehicles.

“Let us not be complacent, we have to stay alert. If there will be violations, we will cancel it again but I was assured they will complied with the minimum health requirement,” said Labella.

COVID-19 cases in the city have gone down in the previous weeks with only 459 active cases as of May 26.

Labella added that the Cebu City Transportation Office is ready to address possible road congestion with the return of all public transportation.

“I have coordinated with them already to ensure that health protocols will not be violated,” said Labella.