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More than 22,000 commuters were transported through the Philippine National Police’s Libreng Sakay program since the beginning of the community quarantine.
The ‘Libreng Sakay’ program by the Philippine National Police (PNP) has helped transport over 22,000 commuters since the beginning of the community quarantine measures amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
According to its latest information, free rides were given to a total of 22, 461 stranded health workers and commuters since March 19. The Libreng Sakay program serviced 12 routes using 12 buses and troop carriers to and from designated pick-up and drop off points within Metro Manila and nearby locations.
The load capacity of the rides was reduced to 50 percent, and physical distancing is also strictly observed during loading and unloading of passengers. Disinfection is also being conducted before and after every trip.
Meanwhile, PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa reminded police personnel to encompass courtesy and all forms of assistance to commuters. Those manning various checkpoints and quarantine control points (QCPs) were also reminded to strictly follow the PNP’s ethical standards, especially when dealing with female and elderly people.
The Libreng Sakay is operating daily from 6AM to 9AM and 6PM to 9PM. Inquiries may be coursed through the new PNP Helpline 16677.