DOTr: Free ‘water jeepney’ rides from Cavite-Manila on Dec. 9 to Jan. 31
MANILA, Philippines (Updated) — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Sunday that “water jeepney” rides will be free for one month starting on Dec. 9 (Monday).
In a statement, DOTr said the water jeepney rides for the route for Cavite-Manila and vice versa is free from Dec. 9 this year to Jan. 31, 2020. The route is from Cavite City to Manila Ferry Service in Lawton, Manila.
DOTr earlier announced that the free rides will run for one month from Dec. 9 to Jan. 9, 2020. But after negotiations by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to stakeholders, free rides were extended until Jan. 31.
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This was made possible due to the support from two shipping firms, namely: Seaborne Shipping Company Inc. and Shogun Shops Company.
The free water jeepney rides was also an initiative of DOTr, Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Ports Authority and the Cavite government.
DOTr said water jeepneys will cut short a Manila-Cavite trip to 15 to 20 minutes from three to four hours.
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