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MMDA surprised why QC opened 9 bus stations it shuttered for chronic violations

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was surprised why the Quezon City government reopened the nine bus terminals in Quezon City it shut down last week for violating its nose-in nose-out policy.

MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago the MMDA was still reviewing the cases of these bus terminals.

“I’m clueless on what happened considering that today is a holiday,” Pialago said in a text message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday..

The Quezon City local government reopened the operations of the nine bus terminals on Monday after they were ordered shut down last August 17. According to a Radyo Pilipinas report, Quezon City administrator Aldrin Cuna said the bus terminals have complied with the policies of the city government.

The bus stations are Lucena Lines Inc., E.S. Transport Inc., Amihan Bus Lines, Inc., Philtranco Service Enterprises Inc., Golden Bee Transport and Logistics Corporation, JAC Liner Inc., Pangasinan Five Star Bus Co./ Luzon Cisco Transport Inc. and two terminals of the First North Luzon transit.

The bus terminals were found non-compliant in sanitary permit, locational clearance, fire safety inspection certificate, mayor’s permit for terminal garage and cargo forwarding, environmental protection waste management permit and violation of MMDA’s nose in nose out policy which required buses to go in and out of their terminals front first and should not be allowed to back up and disturb the traffic flow.

The agency has coordinated with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the possible cancellation of franchises of bus terminals that did no comply with the closure order.