THE Office of Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio (OVP) is looking into the expansion of their “Libreng Sakay” (free ride) program to serve more passengers in more routes.

Reynold Munsayac, Duterte’s spokesperson, said they are studying the possibility of tapping the private sector to expand the program.

He said they just need a firm to lend them bus units, noting that the OVP will shoulder all fees, including the salary of the driver, gasoline and even maintenance.

Munsayac said they are looking into opening bus routes from Commonwealth and Fairview in Quezon City to Quiapo in Manila.

"Marami kaming natanggap na reports na maraming mga pasahero diyan," he said.

The OVP launched on Wednesday, August 3, the Libreng Sakay program with five buses that were lent to Duterte by several firms during her campaign in the last national elections.

Two of which ply along Edsa Carousel in Metro Manila, while the three others in Cebu City, Davao City, and Bacolod City.

The buses run from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. (SunStar Philippines)