Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin rides a provincial bus to check out new MMDA policy
Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin’s constituents are worried about the new thrust of the Metro Manila Development Authority to ban provincial buses on EDSA.
It has raised concern among commuters who were worried that they would have to have a longer commute if the buses would stop on the outskirts of the metropolis.
Wanting to see the situation for himself, Garbin rode a bus going to Manila, he shared on Facebook. He learned that the bus still went to EDSA, but only stopped at its terminal in Cubao and did not make any other stops at the major thoroughfare.
The MMDA has only banned the buses from unloading passengers along EDSA other than its terminal, he said.
But he said he would keep an eye on the MMDA’s practices and whether it would change its policy.
He wants to make sure Bicolanos are not unreasonably hassled!
“Hindi na bago saakin ang pagsakay ng bus papuntang Maynila, kung kaya’t minarapat kong sumakay dito sa kabila ng pangambang ipinatutupad na ang ‘Provincial Bus Ban’ sa EDSA.
Naibsan ang ating pag-aalala nang kami po lahat ay ibinaba parin sa Cubao at ang ipinagbabawal lamang sa kasalukuyan ay ang pagbababa ng pasahero sa EDSA, kung saan ay naging Point to Point ang aming naging biyahe.
Sabay-sabay parin po nating antabayanan ang maaaring maging pagbabago sa mga darating na araw kasunod ng dry-run ng nasabing batas.
Marhay na aga tabi sa gabos!☺️
#141AkoBicol,” the Ako Bicol party list page posted.