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Gov’t vehicles, buses provide free trips to stranded commuters

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The Department of Transportation assured that more than 20 vehicles have been giving free rides to stranded commuters.

This in relation to the implementation of the DOTr’s campaign Tanggal Usok, Tanggal Bulok.

According to Transportation Asec. Elvira Medina, DOTr Sec. Artur Tugade has already given directives to 20 government vehicles that were deployed to assist commuters in different areas.

The said vehicles were provided by local government units, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Meron ng directive si Secretary tungkol sa mga sasakyan na sasalubong at maghahatid.” Medina said during the DZRH program One On One. “Meron tayong 20 government vehicles galing sa LGU, PCG, at Armed Forces. Ito’y dinedeploy sa iba’t ibang lugar.”

Medina also revealed that private bus companies have also volunteered to give free trips to stranded passengers.

“Yung din mga nakisama sa atin na private bus companies. Iyan ay lahat libre ang sakay. Meron iyang sticker kung saan yung destination.” Medina further added.

The DOTr official also explained that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority have been constantly monitoring venues for a build-up of stranded commuters in order to coordinate the deployment of vehicles.

Recently, drivers have refused to go out to the streets because of their fear that they will be caught and their vehicles will be seized due to the Kontra Bulok, Kontra Usok campaign.

These caused problems to commuters who have been stranded due to the sudden decrease in public utility vehicles,

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