Bus terminal official discourages bringing of cargo, children

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THE manager of Cebu’s South and North bus terminals urged the public to avoid bringing a lot of cargo and their children, if possible, should they decide to go home to the Province for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Carmen Quijano, who manages both Cebu South and North Bus terminals, told Superbalita Cebu that with the holiday rush, they are expecting more people to flock to the terminals just to catch a ride to their hometowns.

She said with the holiday rush now apparent, passengers should strictly follow minimum health protocol such as wearing of masks and face shields and observing social distancing when they are inside both terminals.

She also discouraged the bringing of children in both terminals in compliance with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)’s policy that prohibits minors aged 15 and below from traveling.

Quijano said around 300 buses, 200 of which are for Southern Cebu and 100 for Northern Cebu, are on standby at both terminals to bring passengers to the Province.

She said they can still call the bus companies to deploy their additional units should there be more passengers awaiting in both terminals.

Quijano said they also have security units on standby in both terminals to ensure the safety and security of their passengers.

Quijano said with more people returning to their hometowns for the holidays, she expects that the income of both terminals will increase.

Since November this year, the income of the Cebu South Bus Terminal has reached P979,897.27. As of Dec. 20, its income has reached P2.5 million.

Meanwhile, the earnings of the Cebu North Bus Terminal has reached P485,739 since it started operating again in October. In November, its earnings reached P974,460. (ANV / JKV)