After the Southern Star Bus Transit, Inc. made its entry into the town of Panglao last week, the bus line is now considering further expansion of its operations and will likely start to cater to more towns in the province soon.
According to Southern Star spokesperson Fritzie Labastilla, the bus companyâ€™s operations department is now reviewing viable routes which they could add to its current serviced areas as the public continues to call for more commuter trips that go across the province.
The town of Balilihan, for instance, has directly appealed to the bus company to start offering its services in the municipality as residents continue to struggle with their current transportation options.
Southern Star, which is a bus line under Ceres Liner, is now studying if the companyâ€™s current number of units is sufficient to cover the rest of the province and service areas that they currently are not operating in, Labastilla added.
The bus firm is also reviewing its franchise to see if they are still allowed to add more trips to other towns in the province.
For now, Southern Star is focusing on its newly started trips to Panglao, particularly as it intends to soon use air-conditioned buses for the route to cater to tourists in the bustling travel destination.
Labastilla said that they are also considering the addition of a unit in the Tagbilaran City Tourist Port whichÂ will make regular trips to Panglao.
Since the entry of Ceres in the province, it has been recorded that cases of overloading of smaller public transportation units have gone down, putting an end to trips that even provide accommodation at the vehicleâ€™s roof which is likely to cause accidents. (with reports from Allen Doydora)