South Bus Terminal prepares for Holy Week

Holy week is one of the busiest weeks in the Philippine calendar where almost everyone is preparing for a long weekend.

During this season, the influx of passengers and tourists are expected in the terminal, as confirmed by Cebu South Bus Terminaloperations manager Ramon Dumayac.

Dumayacwill tap some personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) to augment the terminal’s security with the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) providing teams for emergency situations.

Although the terminal has its own security personnel, the additional police visibility can lessen criminal activities, said assistant manager Eddie Dusaban.

The walk-through metal detector and the surveillance cameras are also a big helpto ensure public safety at the terminal.

Dusaban added that, they will be renting additional tents and portable toilets for the convenience of the public this coming holy week.

Meanwhile, some non-government organizations like the Red Cross also pledged to put up a team in the terminal next week.

The management also added that the same process or system inside the terminal will be applied during the holy week, “mao lang gihapon ang pamaagi kay kung amo’ng usabon, basin mag hatag kini og kalibog sa mga pasahero”.

With several developments coming up in the terminal, the management admitted that the long wait for the installation of air conditioners might have to be moved back some more. The procurement process has hit a snag.

However, thetwo (2) newlydelivered wall air conditioners will be installed in the canteen to maintain cleanliness in the area. The canteen is a passage area for the passengers.

On the other hand, assistant manager Eddie Dusaban reminded the public to be always alert especially with their personal things.

As hundreds are expected to rush home to the provinces for “semanasanta”  Dusaban urged passengers to keep safe their belongings, put name tags on them , and body numbers where needed.