After its government-sanctioned rehabilitation, the island of Boracay is open to the public once again. Just in time for the reopening, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) turned over three PUV units to Grab Philippines for use on the island. The ceremony was attended by IPC executives, Grab representatives, and members of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
“IPC is most certainly proud to share its expertise and world-class vehicles with the people of the island. Our modernized PUVs are very much aligned with the government’s vision of a modern, safe, efficient, cost-effective, and environment-friendly transport system not only for Boracay, but for the entire Philippines,” said IPC president Hajime Koso.
The units from Isuzu are Class 2 23-seaters with air-conditioning and side-facing seats. Features include LCD/LED TV monitors, GPS, backing-up cameras, and CCTV cameras.
The new PUV units are now part of the New Boracay Integrated Transport System, which aims to have the whole island’s transportation system become a well-oiled and easy-to-use machine for tourists and locals. You can read up about that here. If you plan to visit the new Boracay, expect to see one of these Isuzus ferrying passengers across the island.