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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Public transport operation resumes in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY (PIA) — Public transportation here resumed on Friday, May 1,  as the Iligan City government starts easing restrictions after more than a month of enhanced community quarantine to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


City Mayor Celso Regencia said public utility jeepneys, taxis, kalesa, and trisicads are now allowed to operate within Iligan City but at a reduced capacity.


Under his Executive Order No. 40 which placed Iligan City under modified community quarantine, jeepneys are just allowed to have half of its maximum capacity including the driver while taxis should only have two passengers


A maximum of three persons, including the “kutsero”, should ride in a kalesa while trisicads should only have one passenger.


To observe social distancing rules, a “one-seat apart” policy is strictly implemented inside public transport.


Also, the driver and passengers are required to wear masks and possess a quarantine pass or work certificate.


The drivers are directed to check if their passengers are bearers of a quarantine pass or certification from their employer that they are in the workforce.


Regencia said those on board who are not wearing their face masks or any face covering or without a quarantine pass/work certificate will be required to disembark. 


The mayor maintained that the requirement of wearing a face mask has no exception no matter the work, condition, status, rank, profession, employment of whatever nature, either in the private or public sector. (APB/PIA ICIC)