Direct sea travel between Manila and Tagbilaran City is set to be reestablished with the resumption of 2GO Travel’s previously abolished route, said a Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) official.
According to PPA Tagbilaran manager Engr. James Gantalao, 2GO is expected to start its Manila-Tagbilaran route in May this year after a four-year hiatus.
Dredging operations requested by 2GO to deepen the channel where the shipping firm’s vessel will traverse right before docking at the Tagbilaran pier are nearing completion, Gantalao said.
“Gitakda na mahuman ang trabaho sa channel karong Marso,” said Gantalao.
He noted that 2GO officials notified them of the resumption of operations in Tagbilaran last year.
This was intended for the PPA to make the necessary adjustments for accommodating 2GO’s ship.
According to Gantalao, the shipping company is planning to offer two to three Tagbilaran-Manila trips a week.
The PPA official welcomed 2GO’s new route noting that this will provide convenience for the travelling public.
In current sea trips between Tagbilaran and Manila, passengers have to travel onboard buses and pass through other provinces before reaching the nation’s capital or Bohol. (A. Doydora)