Aquino orders agencies to ensure safety, convenience of commuters during “Undas”

MANILA, (PNA) — President Aquino has directed all pertinent agencies to ensure the safety and convenience of the commuting public in the coming Undas on Friday and Saturday.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson, President Aquino, along with other Cabinet officials, will inspect terminals and other transport hubs as part of the operations.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has deployed additional units to help ease the flow of traffic, and the Philippine National Police remains on alert to ensure the security of transport hubs and cemeteries.

The Department of Transportation and Communications has likewise launched OPLAN Ligtas Biyahe: Undas 2013, a centralized plan to ensure access to convenient, affordable, reliable, efficient, safe, and secure transportation that started during the 2013 Barangay Elections, and will continue until the All Saints/All Souls Day holidays.

As part of OPLAN Ligtas Biyahe: Undas 2013, the Civil Aeronautics Board is also conducting monitoring activities and has installed help desks in all four NAIA terminals, along with Documentation and Ground Assistance Roving Teams to address passenger concerns and verify flight statuses. This is in tandem with CAAP’s increased frequency of airworthiness inspections nationwide.

Air passengers may text 0917-TEXNAIA (0917-8396242) for information on the status of flights. The riding public may also call the DOTC Action Center Hotline at (02)789-0-DOTC for their concerns.