In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s this mobile app called Sakay.ph that provides directions for commuters around Metro Manila. It specifies which mode of public transport you can take to get from one point in the metro to another. Think Waze, but tailored for people moving on foot.
Now, with the suspension of public transport in line with the ongoing enhanced community quarantine, the team behind Sakay.ph has reworked the software to provide details on the free transport available for frontline workers around the capital instead. All the currently available transport services have been mapped out as the COVID-19 routes, and these can now be viewed on both the app and the website. This is similar to Google Maps’ new feature that it rolled out just recently.
If you’re on desktop, you can check out the website to get a detailed look of Metro Manila. You can filter your search to view the agencies, routes, or stops available. You can then narrow your selection down to a specific route, and you’ll be given the necessary details including operating hours, frequency of trips, and all the stops.
Meanwhile, if you’re on on your smartphone, you can download the app for free from Google Play or the App Store. Inside the app, you can select the Route Explorer to see all the available COVID-19 routes. You can also get specific directions on how to get from point A to B by simply indicating your start point and your desired destination. The directions cover the entire distance, including the parts where you might need to walk. Check out the screenshot below to get an idea of what we’re talking about.
If Sakay.ph’s new features will be of great help to you or anyone you know of, then spread the word—this will certainly make things easier for all of our frontliners.