Commuters left struggling in season premiere of ‘GCQ: Survivor Philippines’

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Let’s just all survive this

The country’s worst ‘show‘ premiered today as Day 1 of the General Community Quarantine (AKA Survivor Philippines) has officially begun – and as usual, PH transport isn’t getting any better.

Even as limited public transportation such as P2Ps and PUVs have resumed in Metro Manila, a number of workers still had to endure crazy waiting times and almost zero physical distancing earlier today – as some commuters were left downright stranded.

‘Sabi nila maraming masasakyan. May P2P, may modified jeep na masasakyan, hanggang ngayon ang mga tao nakapila.’ said a commuter waiting in Commonwealth Avenue to CNN Philippines.

 

(As of 6:45 a.m.) Commuters scramble for a ride along Commonwealth Avenue on Monday, the first work day after Metro Manila shifted to a general community quarantine. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News #COVID19

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Meanwhile, other modes of transport are also still trying to cope with the shift. With the MRT and LRT deemed successful for carrying only 10% to 12% passenger capacity, the same can’t be said for EDSA bus riders waiting for nonexistent buses that aren’t allowed to pass by.

 

 

 

Despite commuters’ struggle, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade asks understanding from the pvblic, as instances like this could still continue well into the GCQ. After all, they didn’t ‘promise‘ anything.

‘Nakikiusap kami at nagsusumamo sa inyo na bigyan niyo kami ng pasensiya at understanding’

‘Wala kaming pinangako o sinabi na ang transportasyon ay magiging extensive and will meet the requirements of all during the first day of GCQ – and even during the duration of the GCQ for that matter.’

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