Our free shuttle service is part of #BayanihanSugbuanon, our office’s COVID-19 Response Operations in Cebu. Photo by VP Leni Robredo

Oprah Winfrey once said ~ Helping others is the way we help ourselves. 

Throughout this pandemic crisis, Filipinos from everywhere in the country have done what they can in order to help one another in these troubling times. A lot of Free Classes, Free Consultation, Free Seeds for Gardening, as well as some Free Food has been given and provided to many, especially those in desperate needs. 

Moreover, our National Government has also been trying their best to conquer and fight this Covid-19 crisis. There are now more FREE shuttle services that go around the streets of Cebu City – for the use of Health Workers and Frontliners. The Office of the Vice President has added additional buses to go about the usual Cebu City routes. 

Vice President Leni Robredo stated on her Facebook Page that the shuttles had started operation and going on three routes getting through to the northern and southern borders of the city. 

On July 6, Robredo published on her page and said, “Our buses have served their first trip along with our initial three routes early this morning. Our free shuttle service is part of #BayanihanSugbuanon, our office’s COVID-19 Response Operations in Cebu.” And she also added that “Our schedules and routes may be subject to adjustments, based on the needs that will be seen during our pilot run”.

The three routes consist of two trips each – one in the AM and one in the PM. 

The first route starts at the St. Paul College Foundation Inc. in Bulacao, Pardo, and ends at the BDO Fuente Osmena Circle. 

ROUTE 1

[AM SCHED]

6:22 AM – St. Paul College Foundation, Inc. Bulacao

— Threesixty Pharmacy

6:36 AM – ACE Medical Center

— Petron / 7-Eleven

6:47 AM – St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital

— Basak-San Nicolas waiting shed / United Pentecostal Church

7:05 AM – Cebu City Medical Center

— South bus terminal / Phoenix

7:17 AM – St. Vincent General Hospital (also for those going to Southwestern University Medical Center)

— Cebu Normal University / PLDT post line

7:30 AM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

7:42 AM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

[AM REVERSE SCHED]

8:10 AM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

8:14 AM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

8:27 AM – St. Vincent General Hospital (also for those going to Southwestern University Medical Center)

— Cebu Normal University / PLDT post line

8:39 AM – Cebu City Medical Center

— South bus terminal / Phoenix

8:57 AM – St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital

— Basak-San Nicolas waiting shed / United Pentecostal Church

9:08 AM – ACE Medical Center

— Petron / 7-Eleven

9:22 AM – St. Paul College Foundation, Inc. Bulacao

— Threesixty Pharmacy

ROUTE 1

[PM SCHED]

1:22 PM – St. Paul College Foundation, Inc. Bulacao

— Threesixty Pharmacy

1:36 PM – ACE Medical Center

— Petron / 7-Eleven

1:47 PM – St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital

— Basak-San Nicolas waiting shed / United Pentecostal Church

2:05 PM – Cebu City Medical Center

— South bus terminal / Phoenix

2:17 PM – St. Vincent General Hospital (also for those going to Southwestern University Medical Center)

— Cebu Normal University / PLDT post line

2:30 PM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

2:42 PM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

[PM REVERSE SCHED]

3:10 PM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

3:14 PM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

3:27 PM – St. Vincent General Hospital (also for those going to Southwestern University Medical Center)

— Cebu Normal University / PLDT post line

3:39 PM – Cebu City Medical Center

— South bus terminal / Phoenix

3:57 PM – St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital

— Basak-San Nicolas waiting shed / United Pentecostal Church

4:08 PM – ACE Medical Center

— Petron / 7-Eleven

4:22 PM – St. Paul College Foundation, Inc. Bulacao

— Threesixty Pharmacy

The second route will start from the Fuente Osmeña Circle and end in Mandaue City’s UC Medical Center.

ROUTE 2

[AM SCHED]

6:06 AM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

6:18 AM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

6:36 AM – Cebu City Health Department

— jeepney stop

6:48 AM – SM City Cebu

— Entrance 1

7:06 AM – University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed)

7:17 AM – Chong Hua Hospital – Mandaue

7:29 AM – Park Mall (also for those going to Mandaue City Health Department)

7:44 AM – Cebu City Quarantine Center

— Xiamen street

[AM REVERSE SCHED]

8:04 AM – Cebu City Quarantine Center

— Xiamen street

8:16 AM – SM City Cebu

— Entrance 1

8:28 AM – Cebu City Health Department

— jeepney stop

8:46 AM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

8:58 AM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

ROUTE 2

[PM SCHED]

1:06 PM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

1:18 PM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

1:36 PM – Cebu City Health Department

— jeepney stop

1:48 PM – SM City Cebu

— Entrance 1

2:06 PM – University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed)

2:17 PM – Chong Hua Hospital – Mandaue

2:29 PM – Park Mall (also for those going to Mandaue City Health Department)

2:44 PM – Cebu City Quarantine Center

— Xiamen street

[PM REVERSE SCHED]

3:04 PM – Cebu City Quarantine Center

— Xiamen street

3:16 PM – SM City Cebu

— Entrance 1

3:28 PM – Cebu City Health Department

— jeepney stop

3:46 PM – McDonald’s Jones, EMSU Building (for those going to Visayas Community Medical Center, Cebu Velez General Hospital, and DOH Field Office 7)

3:58 PM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

The last route starts at the Fuente Osmeña Circle and ends at Cebu North General Hospital. 

ROUTE 3

[AM SCHED]

6:20 AM – Cebu North General Hospital

— Savers Depot

6:35 AM – USC Talamban Campus

— Shell / Mineski

6:50 AM – Gaisano Country Mall

— Petron

7:04 AM – Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF)

— IT Park Access Road

7:16 AM – BIR Large Taxpayers District Office (Cebu IT Park)

— AB Home & Office Furniture / Crossroad

7:36 AM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

[AM REVERSE]

7:56 AM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

8:16 AM – BIR Large Taxpayers District Office (Cebu IT Park)

— AB Home & Office Furniture / Crossroad

8:28 AM – Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF)

— IT Park Access Road

8:42 AM – Gaisano Country Mall

— Petron

8:57 AM – USC Talamban Campus

— Shell / Mineski

9:12 AM – Cebu North General Hospital

— Savers Depot

ROUTE 3

[PM SCHED]

1:20 PM – Cebu North General Hospital

— Savers Depot

1:35 PM – USC Talamban Campus

— Shell / Mineski

1:50 PM – Gaisano Country Mall

— Petron

2:04 PM – Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF)

— IT Park Access Road

2:16 PM – BIR Large Taxpayers District Office (Cebu IT Park)

— AB Home & Office Furniture / Crossroad

2:36 PM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

[PM REVERSE SCHED]

2:56 PM – BDO Fuente Osmeña Circle (for those going to Chong Hua Hospital and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center)

3:16 PM – BIR Large Taxpayers District Office (Cebu IT Park)

— AB Home & Office Furniture / Crossroad

3:28 PM – Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF)

— IT Park Access Road

3:42 PM – Gaisano Country Mall

— Petron

3:57 PM – USC Talamban Campus

— Shell / Mineski

4:12 PM – Cebu North General Hospital

— Savers Depot

Vice President Robredo stated that the Free Shuttle Services will remain in Cebu until the end of the Community Quarantine or until public transport would go back to normal.

The buses will make the Health workers and other Front liners their priority. However, if there are available seats, local residents can also take advantage of the free shuttles. 
All photos are from the OVP’s Facebook Page – VP Leni Robredo

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