The enhanced community quarantine measures over the entire Luzon area have made it especially difficult for frontline health workers, especially those dependent on public transportation, to join the fight against COVID-19.
With no public transportation available, many were left stranded or forced to walk long distances.
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To address this concern, government agencies, as well as private groups, have mobilized free shuttle services that will ferry health personnel to and from their respective areas of assignment.
The DOTr has released a list of routes to serve active-duty frontline health workers reporting to a number of major hospitals and medical facilities around Metro Manila.
Medical personnel must present a valid ID to avail of the service, will undergo temperature checks before boarding, and must observe social distancing on every trip.
Buses on standby at PITX
Route 1: Malanday to United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)
Malanday — Valenzuela City General Hospital — Monumento/MCU Hospital — Tondo General Hospital — Our Lady of Fatima — Metropolitan Medical Center — San Lazaro Hospital — Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center — University of Sto. Tomas Hospital — Chinese General Hospital — United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)
Route 2: Valenzuela Gateway Complex to United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)
Valenzuela Gateway Complex — Quezon City General Hospital — Balintawak — MCU Hospital — Our Lady of Fatima — Chinese General Hospital — Philippine Orthopedic Center — United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)
Route 3: Dr Jose N Rodriguez Memorial Hospital to MRT3 Quezon Avenue Station
SM City San Jose del Monte (Bulacan) — Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial (Caloocan) — SM Fairview — Diliman Doctors Hospital — Veterans Memorial Medical Center — Lung Center of the Philippines — Philippine Heart Center — East Avenue Medical Center — Philippine Children's Hospital — Centris Station (EDSA/Q.Ave.)
Route 4: SM City Masinag to The Medical City Ortigas
SM City Masinag — Marikina Valley Medical Center — Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center — BFCT East Metro Transport Terminal — Quirino Memorial Medical Center — Araneta Center Bus Terminal — Robinsons Galleria — The Medical City Ortigas
Route 5: Ortigas Hospital and Healthcare Center to Rizal Medical Center
Ortigas Hospital and Healthcare (Cainta) — SM City East Ortigas — Pasig City General Hospital — The Medical City Ortigas — Robinsons Galleria — VRP Medical Center — St. Luke's Medical Center — Rizal Medical Center
Route 6: MRT3 Quezon Avenue Station/Centris Mall to MRT3 Cubao Station
Centris Station (EDSA/Q.Ave.) — Providence Hospital — Capitol Medical Center — Philippine Orthopedic Center —United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda) — National Children's Hospital — De Los Santos Medical Center — St. Luke's Medical Center E. Rodriguez — UERM Memorial Medical Center — MRT-3 Cubao Station
Route 7: The Medical City Ortigas to Makati Medical Center
Pasig City General Hospital — Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral — Pasig Rotonda Rizal Medical Center — The Medical City (Ortigas) — Robinsons Galleria — Cardinal Santos Medical Center — VRP Medical Center — National Center for Mental Health — Makati Medical Center
Route 8: RITM Alabang to St Luke's Medical Center
RITM — Asian Hospital and Medical Center — Muntinlupa City Hospital — South Station — SLEX Sucat Exit — Bicutan Exit — Makati Medical Center — St. Luke's Medical Center BGC
Route 9: Vista Mall, Daang Hari to United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)
Vista Mall, Daang Hari — Perpetual Help Medical Center Las Pinas — Las Pinas General Hospital — Baclaran Market — San Juan de Dios Educational Medical Center — Pasay City General Hospital — Adventist Medical Center — Makati Medical Center — Philippine General Hospital — Manila Doctors Hospital — United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)
With no public transportation available, many were left stranded or forced to walk long distances
Free shuttle services provided by the Office of the Vice President
See the routes below:
Route 1: RITM, Alabang to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Manila
RITM Alabang — Magallanes SLEX MRT (via Osmeña Highway, via Quirino Ave.) — Taft Ave. LRT — PGH / UP-NIH — Lawton LRT — Carriedo LRT — Recto LRT — Tayuman LRT — Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
Route 2: Heritage Hotel, Pasay to Quezon Avenue MRT3, Quezon City
Heritage Hotel EDSA ext (via Roxas Blvd., via Quirino Ave.) — Taft Ave. LRT — PGH / UP-NIH — Manila City Hall (via Quiapo) — UST Hospital — UDMC (via Welcome Rotonda, via Quezon Ave.) — Phil. Orthopedic Center (Banawe, via Araneta Ave. — EDSA Quezon Ave. MRT
Route 3: SM MOA Globe corner EDSA, Pasay to Sta Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta
SM MOA Globe EDSA — EDSA Taft LRT / MRT — Magallanes MRT — Guadalupe MRT — Shaw MRT — Cubao MRT / LRT2 (via Aurora Blvd., via C5 ext.) — QMMC (via C5 / Marcos Highway) — Santolan LRT2 — Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta
The Office of the Vice President is also providing free shuttle services
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Route 4: EDSA corner Macapagal Avenue, Pasay to LRT1 Monumento Station, Caloocan
EDSA ext. / Macapagal Ave. — EDSA Taft LRT / MRT — Magallanes MRT — Shaw MRT — Cubao MRT / LRT2 — East Ave. Medical Center — Phil. Heart Center — Lung Center of the Phils. (via Quezon Memorial Circle) — VMMC (via EDSA) — Monumento LRT
Route 5: SM Fairview, Quezon City to Lawton/LRT1 Central Station
SM Fairview (via Commonwealth Ave, via Quezon Memorial Circle) — East Ave. Medical Center — Phil. Heart Center — Lung Center of the Phils. (via Agham Road, via Quezon Ave.) — Phil. Orthopedic Center — UDMC (Welcome Rotonda, via España) — UST Hospital — Lawton LRT
Route 6: LRT1 Balintawak Station, Quezon City to Heritage Hotel, Pasay
Balintawak LRT — Quezon Ave. MRT — GMA – Kamuning MRT — Cubao MRT — Santolan–Annapolis MRT — Ortigas MRT — EDSA cor. Kalayaan Ave. — Ayala MRT — Magallanes MRT — Heritage Hotel EDSA ext.
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Joseph Paolo Estabillo