LTFRB rolls out free rides for healthcare workers

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has opened its free ride service for healthcare workers in Zamboanga City.

In an official communication to the local government, LTFRB IX Regional Director PBGen. Johnson C. Almazan (ret) stated that the free ride service, dubbed Libreng Sakay for Healthcare Workers, is under the Service Contracting (SC) program undertaken by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the LTFRB pursuant to Republic Act No. 11519 or the Bayanihan II and aims to provide free rides exclusively for frontline healthcare workers.

It currently services three identified routes plying hospital zones in the west coast, east coast, and the central business district (CBD).

Route structures for services exclusive for healthcare workers are as follows:

A. Zamboanga City To Labuan (Dbiel Terminal At Thomas Claudio St. – Labuan Terminal V.V.):

ZCPM – RT Lim – Brent Hospital – Baliwasan Chico – San Jose Rd – Zamboanga West Coast Rd. – Camp Navarro Gen. Hospital – Labuan-Limpapa National Rd. – Labuan Public Hospital – Labuan Terminal

B. Labuan Terminal To Zamboanga City (Dbiel Terminal At Thomas Claudio St.):

Labuan Terminal – Labuan Public Hospital – Labuan-Limpapa National Rd – Camp Navarro Gen. Hospital – Suterville – Baliwasan Seaside – Rt Lim Boulevard – Brent Hospital – Terminal (Thomas Claudio)

Pick-up points are at Sea Oil Gas Station, San Jose Gusu; Southcom front of DOH Gate; Sinunuc, Brgy Hall; Recodo, Brgy Hall, and; Crossing Dumagsa Talisayan and vice versa. Schedule of trips are at 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 5:30 PM.

C. Central Business District (Plaza Pershing) – Medical Sanitarium General Hospital:

Central Business District (CBD) (Plaza Pershing) (Zaragoza St) – Magno St. Don Pablo Lorenzo St. – Gov Lim Ave. – Zamboanga City Medical Center – Veterans Ave Ext. (Zamboanga Doctor’s Hospitals) – Tumaga Rd – West Metro Medical Center – Cabato Rd – Mccl Highway – Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center – Medical Sanitarium General Hospital – Mcll Highway – Cabato Rd – Tumaga Rd Veterans Ave. Ext – Zamboanga City Medical Center – Pilar St – Corcuerra St – Zaragosa St & Vice Versa

Pick Up Points Are: Sta Cruz, (Petron Tetuan Don Toribio); Budget Wise, Tumaga; Petron Gas Station Guiwan (Between Aurora and San Bernadino Bridge); Yubenco Mall, Putik; Z Oil Putik; Jollibee Divisoria, and; crossing Boalan going to Zambowood (entrance Woodland Resort).

Schedule of trips are at 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 9:00 PM.

According to the LTFRB, the Libreng Sakay has served approximately 300 healthcare workers since the start of its services in May 13.

The free transport service will run until June 30. For queries, contact hotlines 0926-373-4052 and 0955-741-3073. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)