Baclaran, Paranaque City
31 October 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III inspected the operations of the Southwest Interim Transport Terminal to personally ensure that his directive to all concerned agencies regarding the safety and convenience of commuters bound for the provinces in time for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day is being followed.

During the inspection, the President was briefed by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francisco Tolentino on the bus scheme being implemented by the agency. The President also tested the Bus Management Dispatch System wherein through the MMDA data system, the terminal can check the background of the bus driver and if it matches the bus he is driving. It also shows the bus accreditation with the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), as well as states if it is city bound, province bound or if it is a colorum bus.

Aside from the new bus scheme, the President was also informed of the facilities of the terminal such as free Wi-Fi, drinking fountains, and children’s playground.

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