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With return of MECQ, commuters forced to walk due to lack of mass transport system

Stranded workers wait for shuttle services following the suspension of mass transportation on the first day of the government’s reimplementation of a stricter lockdown to curb coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A saleslady for a hardware store had to walk for more than three hours on Tuesday, August 4, to reach her place of work in Sta. Ana, Manila

Joseline Sarmiento shared that she left her home in Valenzuela City at around 5:30AM but, as of 7:30AM, she has only reached R. Papa Street in Tondo, Manila.

Nagtrytry kaming makasakay ng e-trike (electronic tricycles), kung may masasakyan,” Sarmiento told DZRH reporter Boy Gonzales.

Many commuters had to walk on Tuesday to reach their place of work after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation to revert Metro Manila and four other provinces to modified enhanced  community quarantine status.

Due to the modified enhanced community quarantine status, the operations of mass public transport system have been suspended.

However, some local government units, including Manila City, allowed tricycles to continue with their operations.

 

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