The CALABARZON Regional Development Council (RDC) in its Full Council meeting on December 18, 2019 endorsed to the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board the proposal to study the “Incentive for Government Employees Availing Point-to-Point (P2P) System.”

The Sectoral Committee on Infrastructure Development (SCID) reported that mass transportation is critical in attaining the development goals of the Region. The ongoing construction of the Skyway Extension Project triggered traffic congestion along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The use of P2P bus system was introduced as a strategy to decongest major thoroughfare in the Region and in Metro Manila.

ARD Jovel Mendoza of DPWH Region IV-A presents the P2P Bus System

The P2P mode of transportation, especially to employees who travel to work on a daily basis, will ease traffic congestion along the major expressway without compromising the overall quality of commuting experience and thus promote employee productivity.
The SCID recommends determining additional P2P routes to accommodate more commuters and identify possible incentives to encourage government employees to take the P2P buses.

The RDC also endorsed during the meeting the institutionalization of Community-Driven Development, support on the declaration of adolescent pregnancy as a national social emergency, Quezon-Bicol Expressway, and CALABARZON Transport Master Plan.

The members of the RDC Full Council Meeting

The RDC also confirmed the geographic representatives namely Ms. Marilou G. Dinoy of Punta Fuego Village Foundation, Inc. for Batangas; Mr. Rodrigo M. Camia of Cavite Metro Multipurpose Cooperative for Cavite; Ms. Vivienne Co-Say of ICCT Colleges Foundation, Inc. for Rizal; and Ms. Zenaida L. De Asis of Original UGAT Lucena Association, Inc. for Quezon.

Gov. Hermilando I. Mandanas, RDC Chairperson, officiates the oath-taking of new geographic private sector representatives

Francess Louise P. Lopez, NEDA Region IV-A | December 20, 2019