Shape up or ship out, Labella tells Ceres


Mayor Edgardo Labella warned Ceres Liner to shape up or ship out following successive road accidents involving the company’s buses in Cebu City this past month.

Ceres buses also figured in accidents in other local government units.

“We would like to make an admonition that this is getting out of hand because of the number of accidents. It is alarming so we called them to a meeting with other concerned agencies,” said Labella. (

If the bus line will not heed the city’s call, its buses will be barred from the city, according to him.

“If they cannot shape up, we can stop allowing them to travel the Cebu City streets, if only to prevent the loss of lives to our people in the City of Cebu,” the mayor added.