Since the Cebu has been suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice-President Leni Robredo has been planning to set-up shuttle services and dormitories in Cebu City.
On Saturday, VP Robredo has said that they have deployed a 4-person team to Cebu. These people were tasked to find ways to address the needs of our medical frontliners.
“Yung isa sa mga recommendations nila ay magkaroon ng shuttle bus service sa Cebu gaya ng ginawa natin sa Manila. So ang gagawin natin susubok tayo ng ruta na maseserbisyohan ang mga ospital, magda-dry run na tayo ng Monday,”– Vice-President Leni Robredo
Free Shuttle Service starts on July 6
As confirmed on a Facebook Post from the VP’s official Page, the shuttle service for the health workers and frontliners will start tomorrow, July 6 (Monday), as part of #BayanihanSugbuanon, the COVID-19 Response Operations in Cebu from the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
The pilot run will have initial three routes, with two trips each for morning and afternoon. Kindly refer to the individual cards for the full schedule for AM, AM reverse, PM, and PM reverse trips.
Dormitories for frontliners
On July 7, the OVP announced the opening of three dormitories for Cebu frontliners.
Dorm 1 is located at Brgy. Banilad, Cebu City. The nearest hospital is North General Hospital.
Dorm 2 is located in Mandaue City. Hospitals nearest to the establishment include: Chong Hua Hospital (Mandaue), University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), and Dr. Ignacio M. Cortes General Hospital.
Dorm 3 is in Talisay City, with Talisay District Hospital as the nearest medical institution.
For frontliners who wish to avail of this service, kindly send the following details to [email protected] or text to 0998 591 7408 (Andrea):
- Full name
- Contact number
- Email address
- Current home address
- Emergency contact (name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant)
- Civil status
- Designation and hospital / organization where the applicant is working
- Schedule of shift
She said her office is currently in talks with hotel and pension-house owners who could provide medical pensioners sleeping quarters at nearby hospitals.