Bus ban in Las Piñas, too?
MANILA, Philippines - Will Las Piñas implement a bus ban, too?
It's a possibility, according to 1st District Councilor Mark Santos. Should it push through, buses will not be allowed to ply Alabang-Zapote road, the main road.
Instead, commuters will be dropped off by buses at a planned terminal in Barangay Zapote, which borders Las Piñas and the city of Bacoor in Cavite.
Santos, who is also Las Piñas Mayor Vergel Aguilar's chief of staff, said the plan was crafted even before the city of Manila implemented a scheme that barred buses without in-city terminals.
Around 230-250 buses ply Las Piñas daily, said Santos. The volume used to be something the city could handle — that was, until Manila's bus ban.
"Cycles become faster because they have no terminal [in Manila]. When they come back to Las Piñas, traffic na sa amin," he told Rappler. (When the buses return to Las Piñas, traffic here gets heavy.)
Santos, however, assured commuters that the ban will only be implemented once plans for the proposed Zapote terminal pushes through, possibly within the year. Negotiations with the property owner are currently underway. –Rappler.com