PITX ready for Undas 2022

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), which currently averages 120,000 passengers daily, has geared up for the surge in traffic expected in the Undas (Halloween) holidays from October 31 to November 4.

For this reason, the country's first-ever landport put together "Oplan Biyaheng Ayos for Undas 2022", together with a handfful of government agencies

"Our priority is the security, safety, and sufficiency of trips to accommodate all our passengers," Jason Salvador, PITX Corporate Affairs and Gov’t Relations Head stated.


"We will be working round-the-clock to respond immediately to any incidents that may arise,” he assured.

As part of Oplan Biyaheng Ayos, the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s Malasakit Help Desk (MHD) will be set up at the main entrance (Entrance 2) of PITX starting October 31 to November 4.

Representatives of the DOTr, as well as the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), plus the PITX Emergency Response Team will man the help desk.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will also do 24-hour postings with additional K-9 units to heighten security measures around the area.

In addition, the LTO will make sure all Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) are road worthy and that drivers are in good condition, physically and mentally, free from the influence of liquor and prohibited drugs.

To guarantee ample supply of buses to meet demand, the LTFRB will issue special permits to serve more passengers within PITX.

They will likewise have personnel on the ground to issue special permits for additional buses in real time, when the need arises.

Apart from the Malasakit Help Desk, PITX ensures that the facility is equipped to accommodate passengers and provide them with a comfortable travel experience.

“Our restrooms are well-maintained; seats are provided for waiting passengers; we have fast connection with our free WiFi; and there’s a variety of retail and food options available for everyone,” Salvador noted.

“We are also working closely with bus companies and transport operators to ensure connectivity and the sufficiency of trips and transport options for all passengers,” he concluded.