Abela said the city government under the leadership of Mayor Angel Alan Celino will no longer allow buses such as Ceres Bus Liner, roll on-roll off buses as well as provincial buses, jeepneys and vans to have separate terminals elsewhere.
“They will not be allowed to receive passengers at their parking spaces or terminals but they will pick them up at the transport terminal of the city,” Abela told The News Today.
Abela, a former judge, facilitated the execution of the deed of donation of the two-hectare lot donated by the Ong family.
He said the proposed terminal will be elevated at 3.5 meters which is higher than that of the airport in Brgy. Dayao, thus, there will be no flooding problems.
“To avoid confusion, there will only be one transport terminal in the city,” Abela said.
The Ong family, who are in real estate business, also donated another two hectares to the provincial government to be used as site for the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital.
Pueblo de Panay, which has a land area of some 200 hectares, is dubbed as the city within the city being developed by the Ong family.
Aside from residential units, the subdivision will also have a police station, transport terminal, hospital, mall, schools, restaurants, and recreation centers.
Presently, the Pueblo de Panay has restaurants, kindergarten school, and police station under construction.JOEL E. CAPUNDAN