PHILSTAR/MIGUEL DE GUZMAN
THE LONG weekend leading up to Easter Sunday, with the holiday usually starting by Wednesday afternoon, has traditionally been a time for Filipinos to travel back to their hometowns or go on a summer vacation. Government agencies and security forces set up joint assistance desks for passengers at bus terminals, seaports, and airports, with the number usually peaking late Wednesday to Thursday morning. Some travelers do try to beat the crowd by starting their journeys early.
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: QUEZON CITY
Commuters spend the night at the Araneta Bus Terminal in Quezon City on Tuesday, waiting for a bus to their destination.
CALABARZON: BATANGAS CITY, BATANGAS
Still no long lines at the Batangas Port on Monday, when officials of the Maritime Industry Authority conducted a random inspection of roll-on, roll-off vessels, and to check on other maritime safety measures.
CENTRAL VISAYAS: CEBU CITY
The Cebu provincial government, which manages the Cebu South Bus Terminal, announced on Monday that safety and security measures are in place, especially for Wednesday when about 45,000 passengers are expected to flock to the transport hub.