MANILA, Philippines – The Senate committee on public services holds a hearing into the controversial provincial bus ban, seeking an explanation from traffic agencies after the gridlock along EDSA.
Dubbed "anti-poor" by commuters and advocates, the ban prohibits provincial buses from loading and unloading along EDSA from 4 am to 10 pm. It aims to close down bus terminals along the highway, requiring buses to use integrated terminals on the outskirts of Metro Manila.
The committee chairperson, Senator Grace Poe, has invited officials from the Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Land Transportation Office, and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, among others.
Watch the hearing live on Rappler.
Tuesday, August 13 (Part 1)
Tuesday, August 13 (Part 2)