CEBU City, Jan. 24, 2016 – Thousands of people participating in the 51st Eucharistic Congress can avail of the free shuttle service when going to various IEC venues throughout the congress.
Organizers have prepared numerous shuttle services for free at designated bus pick-up and drop-off points for those who can present their IEC IDs.
Safe and convenient IEC trips
For the convenience and safety of the IEC delegates, helpers, and other participating parties, volunteer transportation teams, and PNO officers accompany each trip.
“In every bus, there are designated officers chosen to assist,” said SPO2 Jose Yamasaki Repompo in Filipino.
According to the organizers, the buses are readily available when there is the need to be transported from one IEC venue to another, also if a delegate can present his IEC ID and happens to be within the bus routes he can hail the shuttle anytime.
New Buses, new experiences
According to Rayniel Rubilla, a transportation team volunteer from Leyte, some of the buses are new and were specially bought for the IEC.
“Some of these are new buses, especially for the IEC; some came from Bacolod,” said Rubilla in Filipino.
“Since it’s the first ride, I was nervous at first, but so far it’s a wonderful experience,” he added.
“[It] was a very convenient ride, very organized and fitting, really,” said Sister Dolores Tan from the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, recounting her passenger experience.
“We encountered a very accommodating volunteer who became our ‘instant tourist’ guide within the trip too,” she added.
The first trip of the IEC shuttles navigated from the IEC Pavilion to Plaza Independencia where the Opening Mass was held and this free transportation will be available during the weeklong IEC. (Chrixy Paguirigan / CBCP News)