Here’s how different LGUs addressed transport issues during quarantine

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by Leandre Grecia | Mar 24, 2020
PHOTO: Vico Sotto, City Information Office-Santa Rosa, Biñan City Information Office, on Facebook

Since the government implemented an enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, several issues on mobility arose due to the total ban on public transport across the region.

Thankfully, several LGUs and government agencies were able to come up with the necessary solutions. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) launched its free P2P transport services for healthcare workers going in and out of the metro. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, on the other hand, rolled out its ‘Hatid-Sundo’ service for OFWs who need rides to or from any of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals.

Meanwhile, the Manila City government deployed 189 e-trikes to ferry frontliners to and from their work posts. Pasig City, for its part, deployed COMET electric vehicles to operate via a designated route within the locale. In addition, Mayor Vico Sotto also launched a ‘Mobile Palengke’ in the city earlier today. Instead of people crowding the local markets, the government devised a way to bring the basic supplies closer to the people. Check it out below.

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There are also many other LGUs that have provided transport solutions to their respective communities. These include the cities of Biñan and Santa Rosa in Laguna, Imus and Bacoor in Cavite, and Navotas, Muntinlupa, and Taguig in Metro Manila. We’ve compiled the respective government units’ official social media posts below.

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We’re sure there are a lot more we can add to this list, so share them in the comments section. You can also read up on our previous stories on the ongoing COVID-19 situation here.

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PHOTO: Vico Sotto, City Information Office-Santa Rosa, Biñan City Information Office, on Facebook
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