Pasig City serve free rides to more than 111K frontliners

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:17 PM May 01, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —  The Pasig City government gave free rides to more than 111,000 medical workers and other frontliners as the enhanced community quarantine continues to be enforced.

In a tweet on Friday, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said Pasig City’s transportation department had provided free rides to 111,628 health workers and other essential personnel in the city from March 19 to April 30.


“Yung para sa frontliners and health workers pa lang po ito. May Libreng Hatid din para sa mga pasyente,” Sotto wrote on Twitter.

(These rides were just for out frontliners and health workers. We also have free rides for our patients.)



On March 18, the local government rolled out its free bus service for essential workers who are exempted from the lockdown being implemented in Luzon. During the ongoing quarantine period, public mass transport services were suspended.

Sotto added that the city government is crafting a transition plan for transportation once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 15.

“Their hands will be full as they draft and implement our transport transition plan for our exit out of ECQ to GCQ (general community quarantine), relaxed CQ (community quarantine), and no CQ (community quarantine),” Sotto said.

The government extended the enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and other high-risk areas until May 15 as the number of coronavirus disease cases continue to soar.


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