Warning against boarding overloaded buses in Cebu




CEBU CITY – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has warned the public not to board overcrowded buses or they will be forced out of public vehicles.

“Passengers should also take responsibility. You already know it’s overloaded and still insist on riding. We must therefore ask the last to embark to disembark, ”she said.

Public buses in Cebu province will also need to affix visible signs on the windshield with QR codes indicating the number of passengers allowed to board.

All buses will need to go through Cebu North Bus Station or Cebu South Bus Station where they will receive a daily travel ticket with QR code functionality called Provincial Public Utility Pass.

Travel tickets will be inspected either by the police, the Land Transportation Office or the Land Transportation, Franchising, and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) who will conduct several random checkpoints around Cebu cities.

Since Cebu Province is under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with increased restrictions, public transport is only allowed 75 percent of seating.

The rules also provide that all buses will open their windows to ensure proper ventilation, which the governor considered a major source of the spread of COVID-19 and its dreaded delta variant.

Garcia said those who do not have the provincial public service pass would be considered “colorum” or unauthorized public transport. This new rule got the green light from LTFRB-7 director Eduardo Montealto.

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