for Bus Drivers’ Road Safety Orientation
by Frederick John Santos, SEPTEMBER 2022
Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), held its biggest in-person “Drayberks” road safety seminar over the past two years since the pandemic.
In partnership with One Cavite Transport Consortium Inc., and Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), at least 50 bus drivers from the bus transportation companies of Saulog Transit, Westcaboa, and Saint Anthony De Padua were re-educated on road safety to improve awareness now that the travel demand continues to soar. These are public utility vehicle drivers that ply Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) daily.
“MPT South continues to be an advocate for road safety especially now that we are getting back to the normal traffic we had pre-pandemic, buses and other public vehicles included. We hope that with this Drayberks road safety orientation program, it will help drivers be more conscious of being a defensive driver. This mindset of safety is valuable in keeping the bus drivers, other PUV drivers, and other motorists safe whilst sharing the road with one another” said Ms. Arlette Capistrano, Assistant Vice President for Communication and Stakeholder Management of MPT South.
“Lubos po kaming nagpapasalamat sa pamunuan ng MPTSouth (CAVITEX at CALAX) dahil sa pagkakataong ito na mabigyan ng seminar ang aming mga driver. Una palang po ito sa sunod sunod na mga session,” said Mr. Droy Jalbuna, Operations Head, One Cavite Transport Consortium, Inc.
Drayberks is an award-winning social advocacy of MPT South that educates motorists on road safety and shows how they can take advantage of the safety features of the expressway. Since 2018, Drayberks continues to tap key stakeholders and transport groups to share important reminders to motorists on safety behind wheels.
Drayberks is an award-winning road safety education program that has been recognized in 2019 with a Silver Anvil Awards by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), and this year with a Merit Award for Communication Management by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines (IABC Philippines).
MPTC is the biggest toll road builder and operator in the country. Aside from the CAVITEX, MPTC’s domestic portfolio includes the concessions for the CAVITEX C5 Link, Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the NLEX Connector Road, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.
About the writer:
Frederick John Santos. A former media practitioner: he is a previous Social Media News Writer on an AM Radio Station. Now with MPT South, he writes to give information and updates of MPTS’ toll roads to its motorists, stakeholders, and media.