Valesco seeks opening of new transport routes for students PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2011 16:34

To help students from spending additional fares on double rides, the City Council approved in its regular session yesterday a resolution sponsored by Councilor Gerky Valesco addressed to the LTFRB and concerned drivers associations expressing deep concern and importance on the necessity to open up new routes from Sta. Cruz intersection to WMSU area and R.T. Lim Boulevard.

Valesco said if realized this will surely help the student passengers coming from the east coast barangays from spending additional fares on double and sometimes triple rides.

“I pity both the students and parents who always wake up early in the morning for school  but most of the time come to classes already late  because of traffic problem, that they have to ride from one vehicle to the other,” Valesco said.

The councilor said there are even other people who work at the canning factories who are also in the same traffic situation.
Valesco said student passengers from as far as Bolong, Manicahan, Cabaluay and other east coast barangays who are studying at the Western Mindanao State University, Pilar College, AMA Computer College, Zamboanga Polytechnic College, Claret, Comtech and Zamboanga National High School West are the ones mostly affected.

“Everything has gone up and we just cannot ignore the situation they are in. I pity them and their parents. I hope there are passenger vehicles   that will hear the plea of our students and will include the additional route towards the WMSU area,” Valesco stressed. — NS