PCG offers free rides for health workers in Manila

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:53 PM March 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will deploy buses to give free rides for health workers in Manila who are unable to go to and from their respective hospitals due to the suspension of public transportation in the country.

In a tweet, PCG announced that health personnel working in government hospitals in Manila may avail rides from Land Transportation Office (LTO) in East Avenue in Quezon City which will start from 6 a.m.


“Magdedeploy ng buses ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) para maihatid ang mga health workers mula LTO Central Office sa East Avenue, Quezon City papunta sa kanilang pinagtatrabahuhang pampublikong ospital sa Maynila,” read the statement on Tuesday.

(PCG will deploy buses to escort health workers from LTO Central office in East Avenue going to public hospitals in Manila.)


Health workers may request free rides through messaging PCG’s official Facebook page.

Health workers who are far from the LTO office may coordinate with PCG Facebook page for possible pick-up points.

Public mass transportation was temporarily stopped after the government placed the Philippines under enhanced community quarantine due to the surge of COVID-19 cases which is now at 187 including 14 deaths.

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