Southern Star Bus Company, Inc. is planning to deploy seven ordinary bus units to service the Panglao-Tagbilaran route, said an official of the transportation firm amid their continued bid to resume operations in the town.
According to Efren Balina, branch manager of Southern Star Bohol, they continued to process requirements needed for them to re-establish their Panglao trips as these were suspended in 2016 after only a brief period of operations in the town.
The bus company is optimistic that they will soon be able to relaunch their Panglao trips as they aim to furnish the Panglao local government unit (LGU) with required documents within the week, said Balina.
Balina clarified that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 7 has already approved their franchise for the route.
Southern Star had previously announced that it will resume its Panglao oprations in April or May, but Balina said that they were delayed in the processing of requirements.
The resumption of the Ceres trips was projected to benefit students and employees who travel to school or work in Tagbilaran City on a daily basis.
Panglao has been seen to lack adequate transportation which has prompted the LGU to accept the entry of bus companies into the town as stipulated in an ordinance passed by the municipal government.
The LGU earlier said that it will allow the entry of new public transportation groups as long as they secure necessary documents. (AD)