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Western Visayas-Sta. Rosa provincial bus routes reopened; more jeepneys allowed to operate

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AT least 1,043 more traditional jeepneys were allowed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to resume operations on Tuesday in eight routes in Metro Manila. For provincial buses, 221 units have been allowed back on the road starting Wednesday in seven routes. The jeepney routes approved by the LTFRB under Memorandum Circular 2020-073 are Evergreen Subdivision to Bagong Silang/Evergreen Subdivision to Philcoa, MCU to Recto via F. Huertias and Oroquieta, Pier South to Project 6 via España, Pier South to Project 8 via Quezon Avenue, Project 6 to T.M. Kalaw via Quezon Avenue, Project 6 to Vito Cruz via Quezon Avenue, Project 8 to Quiapo via Roosevelt Avenue and Project 8 to T.M. Kalaw via Quezon Avenue. The bus routes, meanwhile, are: Kalibo and  Malay in Aklan, San Jose in Antique, Roxas City in Capiz, Estancia in Iloilo, Iloilo City and Miag-Ao in Iloilo, all going to and from the Sta. Rosa Integrated Terminal in Laguna. The LTFRB said public utility vehicle  operators need not secure special permits to operate, but they are required to use downloadable quick response or QR codes. — Emmanuel Tupas/PHILSTAR

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