The Central Luzon branch of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has decided to push the Sept. 30 reopening of the bus route connecting Pampanga to Manila.

In a statement, LTFRB Region 3 said that the province was still in the process of crafting health protocols for interzonal travel.

The bus route affected was supposed to hold trips from San Fernando, Pampanga to Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City and vice versa.

“Pansamantala po munang ipagpapaliban ang operasyon ng mga Provincial Bus Route mula ARANETA CENTER CUBAO – CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA upang maisaayos ang mga health protocols na ipatutupad ng Provincial IATF ng Pampanga,” LTFRB Region 3 said in a Facebook post.

Earlier, the LTFRB released Memorandum Circular 2020-051, which reopened the following bus routes:

  • Batangas City, Batangas – Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx)
  • Lemery, Batangas – PITx
  • Lipa City, Batangas – PITx
  • Nasugbu, Batangas – PITx
  • Indang, Cavite – PITx
  • Mendez, Cavite – PITx
  • Tagaytay City, Cavite – PITx
  • Ternate, Cavite – PITx
  • Calamba City, Laguna – PITx
  • Siniloan, Laguna – PITx
  • Sta. Cruz, Laguna – PITx

Passengers in the reopened bus routes were required to do the following:

  • present Philippine National Police-issued travel authority/pass at the point of origin issued within 48 hours prior to departure;
  • present valid IDs as proof of residency/place of origin, age, workplace/school;
  • wear face masks and shields;
  • as much as possible, prevent the use of cell phones and talking inside the bus;
  • have temperature tested before boarding (those with temperatures of 38 degrees and higher will not be allowed to board); and
  • present written consent to undergo Covid-19 testing and/or quarantine as may be required by LGUs either at the point of origin or destination. 

Passenger pick-up and drop-off will only be allowed in designated stopover points and terminals. John Ezekiel J. Hirro