Longer operating hours for Pasig River ferry
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday, May 23, announced it would extend the operating hours of the Pasig River ferry service beginning June 1 to accommodate more people, particularly students going back to school.
The ferry boats will now operate from 6 am to 6 pm daily, with their lunch break shortened from 10 am to 3 pm to 12 noon to 2 pm.
“The Pasig River ferry service will now operate whole day as private boat operators will fully take over the project on June 1,” said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino. (READ: Pasig River ferry system: More stations, Android app soon)
Beginning June 2, meanwhile, the MMDA will give a 20-percent discount to passengers who buy tickets by the bulk – at least 10 at a time. The discount is on top of the existing 20-percent discount for senior citizens, students, and persons with disabilities.
Two more stations are set to be open by June, the MMDA said, in addition to its existing stops. The Sta Ana, Manila and San Joaquin, Pasig stops will soon open. – Rappler.com