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Gov’t agencies provide transportation to stranded commuters

Photo by DZRH Val Gonzales

Government agencies have deployed vehicles on Tuesday, March 17, to transport commuters who were stranded across Metro Manila due to the suspension of public mass transportation system.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed pick-up trucks to transport commuters along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), while local government units provided free trips to passengers stranded along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.

Earlier, MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija promised to coordinate with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in order to shuttle stranded passengers in Metro Manila.

Itong enhanced community quaratine may kanya-kanya kaming aspeto nung pagpapatupad nito and transportation is part of DOTr,” Nebrija said during DZRH’s Magandang Umaga Pilipinas.

The national government placedĀ  the whole of Luzon under enhanced community quarantine and suspended mass public transportation in order to prevent the spread of the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Meanwhile, several public utiltiy vehicle drivers decided to operate even though the national government has prohibited it.

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