Aquino to make rounds of transport hubs
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III will inspect major transport terminals in Metro Manila on Friday to ensure that safety measures are in place for the annual exodus of commuters for All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.
In an advisory, Malacañang said Mr. Aquino would begin his inspection this afternoon.
He will first be at the North Port Passenger Terminal Complex at the Manila North Harbour Port and then proceed to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City.
This will be followed by a trip to the JAC Liner’s Buendia Terminal and the DLTB Nirvana-LRT Buendia Terminal, both in Pasay City.
Malacañang has yet to announce when President Aquino would visit the graves of his parents—democracy icons Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and the late President Corazon Aquino, who are buried at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City.
The President has been making an annual inspection of the terminal and transport hubs, which are crowded with people returning to their hometowns to pay their respects to their departed loved ones.
Accidents involving buses and ships are commonplace in the country, where the transportation industry is hobbled by poor regulation and companies are caught violating safety rules.