CSC to gov’t agencies: Provide shuttle services for employees
MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Tuesday urged government agencies to provide adequate transportation services for its employees once office-based work is allowed by the government.
CSC Commissioner Aileen Lourdes Lizada said that such a move will help address or ease mass transportation problems once the enhanced community quarantine is lifted.
“Tayo po sa gobyerno, marami po tayong mga sasakyan. Wag na po tayo [makisabay], i-shuttle po natin ang mga empleyado natin, hatid-sundo po natin sila. ‘Wag na natin sila isama sa commuting public kasi madadagdagan pa eh, kulang na nga ‘yung ating capacity,” she said in an interview on Teleradyo.
(The government has many vehicles. Let us provide shuttle services for our employees and take them to and from work. Let us not let them join the commuting public because the capacity of our mass transportation is already limited.)
Lizada added that government agencies can also rent buses and other large vehicles to transport their employees if their offices do not have or lack vehicles.
She noted that this will also help operators of private transportation services whose jobs were adversely affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
In observing this move, she said that government employees will likewise be better protected due to minimal exposure to possible novel coronavirus carriers.
Physical distancing and wearing of face masks should also be observed when riding government-provided vehicles, said Lizada.
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