Free Pasig River ferry trips every Saturday in May

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced it would be extending its free Pasig Rivery ferry rides to the 3 remaining Saturdays of May.

In a statement Thursday, May 8, the MMDA said it opened the Saturday services "to help parents buy school supplies for their children in Divisoria." MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the rides would run from 8 am to 2 pm on May 10, 17, and 24.

Reopened in late April, the MMDA's revival of the ferry system has been operating for free. Since then, "thousands" have been using the ferry system, the MMDA said.

Free coffee and pandesal await ferry-riders.

Prior to the May 8 announcement, the Pasig River ferry system operated only from Mondays to Fridays, plying 3 routes. – Rappler.com