VTI assures travelling via Ceres bus is safe
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Vallacar Transit Inc., the parent company for the bus service, recently assured those travelling during the Holy Week observance that bus travel is safe.
VTI Media and Public Relations Manager Jade Seballos said they will monitor all bus units to ensure there are no problems.
She noted, all drivers and conductors will be subject to medical check-ups this week.
Seballos also said they will strictly comply with security and safety regulations for all passengers and advised travelers not to bring too much baggage.
The company will also assign medical personnel to their main terminals in Bacolod City in order to respond to possible emergencies.
She added, passengers should show up to the terminal early to avoid problems.
Earlier this week, following an accident in Barangay Igbucagay, located in Hamtic, Antique, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Region VI (LTFRB-6) suspended Ceres bus operations between Iloilo City’s Molo Terminal and Caticlan in Aklan.
VTI was forced to halt the 10 buses servicing the route for 30 days.
LTFRB-6 Director Richard Z. Osmeña said the agency would be conducting an investigation into the incident, which resulted in three casualties and seven injuries./DGB, WDJ