Libreng sakay: Free rides on Monday due to nationwide transport strike

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Libreng sakay: Free rides on Monday due to nationwide transport strike

Some local government units are offering free transport for their citizens as transport groups are set to hold a nationwide strike

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and a number of local government units (LGUs) will offer free rides on Monday, September 30, for commuters who will be affected by the nationwide transport strike. (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 30, 2019)

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said in a Sunday, September 29, statement that they are expecting little effect from the nationwide transport strike, but are deploying contingency plans to ensure the mobility and convenience of commuters. 

Here’s a list of routes in Metro Manila where commuters can expect buses to be deployed by LTFRB:

  • LETRE Malabon via Samson Road to Monumento, Caloocan
  • Valenzuela via McArthur Highway, Rizal Avenue Avenida to Manila
  • 5th Avenue via Rizal Avenue Avenida to Manila
  • Monumento via McArthur Highway to Malanday, Valenzuela
  • Monumento via Samson Road to Navotas
  • C3 Dagat-Dagatan via C3 Road to East Bound (going to 5th Avenue)
  • 5th Avenue via C3 Road to South-North Bound
  • Marikina via Marcos Highway to Angono, Rizal
  • Marikina via Aurora Blvd to Cubao
  • Marikina via Manghan to Pasig
  • Taft via JP Rizal to Guadalupe
  • Taft via Pedro Gil to Sta Ana
  • Quezon Avenue via España Quezon Blvd to Quiapo
  • RMB via V Mapa to Plaza Avelino
  • Baclaran via Dr A Santos to Sucat
  • EDSA via Taft Avenue to Manila and  Quezon City
  • EDSA Heritage via Osmeña Highway to FTI & Alabang
  • Parañaque via Quirino, Don Galo Las Piñas, Zapote
  • Technohub via Commonwealth LITEX Fairview
  • PHILCOA via EDSA to Monumento
  • Commonwealth via EDSA to Cubao
  • Guadalupe via Kalayaan C5 to C5 Taguig
  • Guadalupe via EDSA Cubao and Monumento
  • Guadalupe via JP Rizal Extension to Pasig
  • Guadalupe via Buendia Gil Puyat to EDSA Taft
  • Santolan via EDSA to Monumento
  • Santolan via EDSA to Makati
  • Santolan via EDSA to EDSA Taft
  • Novaliches via Gen Luis to Dela Rosa
  • Dela Rosa via Mc Arthur Malinta
  • HK Staging Parañaque via Quirino Don Galo Las Pinas, Zapote
  • Robinson’s Fairview via Quirino to Balintawak

LGUs have also put out their own advisories regarding free rides for commuters. Here’s a list of LGUs deploying means of free transport for citizens: 

Metro Manila

  • Pasig City – 6 routes will run from 5 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Caloocan City – city government buses and vehicles are to assist affected commuters
  • Valenzuela City – 40 Libreng Sakay vehicles will be available in the city’s main thoroughfares
  • Taguig City – the city will provide transportation from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 7 pm


  • Cebu City – Kaohsiung buses and other private and government vehicles will be deployed
  • Iloilo – 24 light vehicles and 7 trucks will be stationed in Ungka, Tagbak, and Mohon terminals in the morning to pick up provincial passengers


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