Victory Liner donates a bus to the city government

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino test drives the newly donated passenger bus together Victory Liner's Pocholo Galian (in black shirt),  business leaders  Norma Dizon (2nd from right) and Ruben de Guzman (4th from right).

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino test drive the newly donated passenger bus together Victory Liner’s Pocholo Galian (in black shirt), business leaders Norma Dizon (2nd from right) and Ruben de Guzman (4th from right).

By John Bayarong

One of the country’s largest bus company, Victory liner Inc., donated one passenger bus with an estimated value of P1.4 million, to the city government of Olongapo recently.

The passenger bus, which was personally handed over by Pocholo Galian, branch manager of Victory Line Inc. will be of great help to the city according to Mayor Rolen Paulino.

“We would not rent anymore. This can also be use by student, teachers, non government organization, our senior citizens and others for their respective activities outside the City,” Paulino explained.

The mayor checked out the city’s new bus by personally driving it around the city.

“We are happy to help the city government however we can,” the beaming Galian told reporters.

Paulino, a motor vehicle enthusiast, worked as a bus cleaner in a bus company in Manila in the mid-1970s.

“After cleaning the bus, I drove it forward and backwards. That is how I learned how to drive. It also started my love affair for cars, motorbikes, and other motorized vehicles,” Paulino recalled in an interview with the subicupdater.com in his office, shortly after winning the mayoralty post in June.

The first term mayor added that the bus may also be used emergency situations, an important component of the city services.

“This only proves that the local businessmen in the city are trying their best to help us (local government) in our effort to improve the condition of the city,” Paulino said. (30)

One Response to Victory Liner donates a bus to the city government

  1. chris November 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    this is good news. it shows the private sector is sensitive to the needs of the city. it also shows that olongapo, despite the abuses of the past administration, remains a caring community.

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