One the concerns that the ‘Yolanda’ victims have with moving to their new homes is that the relocation site is far from the city where they had established their lives.
With no public transportation operating in this route, they will surely have a difficult time reaching the city for work and for the kids to go to school. Then, there is also this problem of moving their belongings from their temporary homes to their new houses at the relocation site as most of these people do not own vehicles and hiring one would surely be costly.
Thankfully, the government had also considered this problem. So, they found a solution: hire buses for these people.
On Sunday evening, November 27, 2016, a fleet of Ceres buses arrived in Tacloban City, Leyte to help with the scheduled relocation on Monday, November 28. In a post on the Facebook page of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, it was revealed that the buses will not only help with the relocation but will also stay in the area for the next 6 months to serve as shuttle service for the residents.
The post shares some photos of the yellow buses with the caption:
Ceres buses have arrived in Tacloban and now parked at the Astrodome. The buses will help carry the settlers from their old homes to their new homes tomorrow. The buses will stay for 6 months to ensure that the students can go to school and occupants whose jobs are in the city can go to work. A stop-gap solution until a new PUV route is established from the relocation site in the city. #Yolanda #PartnerForChange #Tacloban
But why are the buses yellow?