Labella alarmed over spate of bus accidents


Mayor Edgardo Labella wants to meet with the executives of a passenger bus company following a series of road accidents involving its buses in Cebu City.

“It’s quite alarming. I intend to call the manager/operator of Ceres so we can apprise and tell them and ask them what is happening with the safety rules,” said Labella.

The mayor said that Ceres was given the privilege to operate in the city in lieu of the traditional public utility jeepneys but it should also be mindful of everyone’s safety. (

Data from Cebu City Police Office’s (CCPO) traffic investigation bureau showed there were 21 accidents involving buses since October 1.

The CCPO has already coordinated with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on the conduct of the investigation.