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The Department of Transportation and its attached agencies will be on heightened alert status in preparation for the annual exodus of passengers from Metro Manila to the provinces for Holy Week.

The department will implement its Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2019 from April 8 to 25 to ensure a safe commuting experience for passengers at ports, terminals, and airports acrosss the country.

Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade, in a statement on Tuesday, said the initiative aimed to provide security to commuters as they spend their vacation.

“It is important for the department to ensure the safety and welfare of the riding public. That is why I have instructed all attached agencies to exert all efforts to assure safe and comfortable travel to everyone as they go to the provinces or vacation spots during the Holy Week,” Tugade said.

In a related development, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has issued special permits to buses that will travel to the provinces during the Holy Week.

To date, the LTFRB has received 484 special permit petitions for 1,133 bus units that will travel in Northern and Southern Luzon, Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao from April 14 to 22.

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