Provincial Government of Bulacan

Public transport in Bulacan resumes operation

CITY OF MALOLOS – Some public transportation in Bulacan including buses and jeepneys resume operation today.

After more than three months of public transportation ban, 526 units of public utility jeepneys and 510 units of buses have been issued special permit to operate and serve the public.

As per the announcement of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region III on their official Facebook account, they opened 1,598 units of jeepneys in 26 routes in Bulacan. From there, 526 can now get back on the road while the other 1,072 units are still available for application.

The routes include Angat-Baliwag via Bustos; Angat-Meycauayan; Angat-Santa Maria; Balagtas-Siling Matanda; Calumpit-Meycauayan; Calumpit-Plaridel; Hagonoy-Mycauayan; Hagonoy-Malolos; Licaw-Licaw-Tungkong Mangga; Bulakan-Malolos; Bulakan-Obando; Malolos-Pulilan; Marilao-San Jose del Monte; Minuyan Sapang Palay-Kaypian; Sampol-Meycauayan; Grotto-Sapang Palay; Sto. Niño-Meycauayan; SJDM-Tungkong Mangga; Baliwag-Meycauayan; Baliwag-San Miguel; Capitol Malolos-Fausta Malolos-Meycauayan; Fatima-Sta. Cruz and Calumpit-Meycauayan.

They also posted that there are now 47 units of operational P2Ps in five routes including Malolos, Santa Maria or Bocaue, Balagtas, Pandi and Plaridel to North Edsa.

However, Billy Tatil, president of Bulacan Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association, said that they are thankful for the permits but they cannot fully operate due to expenses.

“Talagang one week na nagbibiyahe kaya lang hindi makabiyahe lahat kasi ‘di naman kumikita. Ang nangyayari nalulugi pa sa krudo nauuwi lang sa gastos kaya uuwi na lang. Kaya sana, hinihiling namin sa LTFRB kung pwede itaas ang pamasahe hanggang ganito ang sitwasyon,” Tatil requested.

Tatil also said that 16 PUJs continue to provide free rides to Bulakenyo medical frontliners in Bulacan Medical Center, Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Santa Maria, Plaridel Infirmary, Gregorio del Pilar District Hospital in Bulakan and Calumpit District Hospital.

Moreover, Five Star Bus Company announced on their Facebook account that they are now servicing commuters from Cabanatuan to Meycauayan which departs from 5 am, 7 am and 8 am and vice versa from 10 pm, 12 pm and 2 pm; Moncada, Tarlac to Meycauyan, Bulacan from 6:15 am and 7:15 am and going back at 3 pm and 4 pm. They also have buses from Meycauayan to Monumento back and forth with P30.50 fare.

Baliwag Transit, Inc. also said on a phone interview that they will start servicing commuters from San Jose, Nueva Ecija to Meycauayan, Bulacan and the fare is P2.20 per km as approved by the LTFRB.

Furthermore, Gov. Daniel R. Fernando is assuring the public that the government is doing everything to serve the public, in ways that are best for everyone.###