BAGUIO CITY – The city government disclosed that another bus company servicing various routes from the city to other parts of Northern and Central Luzon and the National Capital Region donated another unit of bus to the city for the needs not only of government workers but also the various groups needing transportation.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong disclosed the management of Solid North, one of the bus companies providing the transportation to people going inside and outside the city, signified its intention to donate a brand new bus to the city government for whatever it desires to use the said vehicle.
Earlier, the Victory Liner management donated a bus to the city government to be used for the transport requirements of government workers coming from the different parts of the city, among others.
However, City General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan claimed the city government is not yet using the bus for the transport requirements of government workers because the city is not yet in possession of its certificate of registration and official registration with the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
The City Chief Executive expressed the city government’s gratitude and appreciation to the gesture of the two bus companies in donating to the city some of their motor vehicles that could be used to provide the transport requirements of government workers and groups from the different barangays and associations needing transportation going to and from their places of destinations.
The city government intends to relocate the bus terminal along Gov. Pack Road to its proposed south-bound bus terminal within a portion of the Baguio Dairy Farm that was ceded by the agriculture department to the city to help in significantly reducing the congestions along the said roadline.
Victory Liner already transferred its operations to its existing terminal within its property in barangay Marcoville while Solid North is pursuing the put up of its bus terminal along South Drive to help in significantly reducing the traffic along main roads of the city leading to its loading areas along Gov. Pack road.
One of the plans of the present administration is to relocate south-bound and north-bound public utility vehicles to proposed designated parking and staging areas outside the central business district area to help in the bid to significantly reduce the monstrous traffic congestions right in the central business district area which is a convergence area of people from inside and outside the city.
The two donated buses will be under the custody of the City General Services Office but the same will only be used for the transport requirements of government workers and various groups after the donors shall have provided the city government with the pertinent documents that will show proof that the same are now the properties of the city to avoid any issue that may arise to its use and ownership, and will be used pursuant to the guidelines to crafted by the concerned offices on their use.
By Dexter A. See