‘Your bus terminal is awesome’ PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:21


“Kuyaw kaayo ang inyong bus terminal” (Your bus terminal is awesome), said a female Pagadian-bound passenger as she expressed her appreciation to District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat while waiting for her departure.

Rep. Lobregat toured the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) in Divisoria last Sunday, December 13 together with Councilors Noning Biel, VP Elago, Ismael Musa and former City Councilors Rey Candido and Rudy Lim.

It will be recalled that the IBT was conceived, funded and started during the administration of then Mayor Celso Lobregat.

Dodong Albol, a businessman from Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur and a frequent traveler to Zamboanga City, commented that the IBT of Zamboanga City is orderly and peaceful. Mr. Albol is the brother of Midsalip Vice-Mayor Leoni Ancap.

Another outbound passenger, Maideth Demepita of Zamboanga Sibugay province who is working at the Oriental Tin Can factory in Talisayan, said the bus terminal is really beautiful. Maideth’s sister May-ann Demepita returned from a vacation in Batangas described the IBT as “parang International Airport”.

An inbound passenger Jefferson Permejo of San Roque arriving at the terminal from Sirawai further commented that “bien safety el diaton nuevo terminal”.

“Malinis, hindi magulo and well-coordinated” said Rowena Salgania, 52, from Dipolog City who is bound for Sarawak to join her husband who is working as a pipe-fitter in a factory in the area.

The IBT opened last December 8, Tuesday. While Congressman Lobregat was invited, he already expressed that if any turn-over ceremony is done on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday he will not be able to attend due to the fact that he is actively participating in the legislative process of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Congressman Celso Lobregat, Councilors Noning Biel, VP Elago, Ismael Musa and former City Councilors Rey Candido and Rudy Lim mingled with the outgoing and incoming passengers who all expressed positive comments about the IBT saying it is awesome, orderly, peaceful, beautiful, safe, clean, well-coordinated and spacious. (Jubels Santos)