A newly-built PUV terminal was inaugurated and formally opened on Saturday, November 6, at Barangay Triangulo in Naga City.
The P8-M transportation facility, of which the city is devoid of for 9 long years, has started to operate on the following day after its inauguration with an initial of 37 passenger jeepneys plying the Rinconada and Partido routes.
Mayor Nelson Legacion said the facility, which is owned and operated by Ruby Shelter Builders Realty and Development Corporation with Engr. Ruben Sia and daughter Atty. Ruby Jane S. Isla as top-tier executives, joins the long list of development projects established by private individuals supporting the economic agenda of his administration.
Atty. Sia-Isla said that she is hoping that in the near future the public will see the facility, which sprawls on 1,515 square meters – expandable to 6,373 square meters – operating along with various businesses.
The lawyer is Engr. Sia’s only child who had been with corporate world for 22 years – with Metrobank group under investment banking and with San Miguel Corporation. She said she regarded her coming back to Naga as an opportunity to be with her beloved parents who nurtured her with love and care.
“We hope that by the second quarter of 2022, we can see a massive construction works of commercial establishments in that area while on the other side are several locators busy supervising their stores which are fully operational,” she said.
In his Facebook page, Legacion thanked the Sia family for putting up the PUV east-bound terminal engage in transporting passengers from Naga to the municipalities in the 4th and 5th congressional districts of Camarines Sur and vice versa.
The mayor said that he is expecting that with the establishment of the terminal, the passengers’ vans, which ply the same routes as the passengers’ jeepneys, will no longer occupied the left and right shoulders of roads near the area while waiting for their customers.
Atty. Sia-Isla said the van terminal which at present operating at a site near a private school will soon be transferred to the east-bound terminal along with the passenger jeepneys.