A bus company decided to remove half of its seats after they received a hefty fine from the City government of Valenzuela.
Malanday Metrolink Bus Corp. was caught overloading passengers despite the 50 percent capacity rule imposed by IATF in Metro Manila.
The bus company was charged by 462,000 pesos for the said violation.
Metro Manila is still under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
To prevent another incident of overloading, Malanday decided to dismantle 50% of its seats.
“Metrolink buses now…chairs removed to prevent the temptation to overload,” Gatchalian said.
The action of Gatchalian received praise from the netizens.
“Nasa nature na kasi natin na kung ano meron at pwede kahit bawal ay gagawin. Kaya ok na ang tanggalin ang upoan para sa ganun iwas temptasyon,” netizen Jan Espiritu said.
“Good job po mayor,tama lng po gnawa nyo kc sa mga bus mga nwawala na po tlaga social distancing.sabi pa matirang matibay nlang.nkakatakot isipin.lalo na ngaun dumadami ung cases,” Yam Mee Rosell remarked.
However, some residents fear that the recent decision of the said company might affect transportation in the said city.
“Sana po Mayor, we can able to add more busses po to cater the number of passenger na sa dami ay dikit dikit na po sa pila. lalo na po sa malanday bus stop grabe po ang pila and pagdaan po ng bus from bulacan eh puno na po tlga. Sana po magkaroon pa ng another bus line na mag route ng malanday -mcu para ndi din po ganun kahirap ang pagsakay,” netizen Ikel Soledad commented.