THE Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) strengthened the security at the bus terminal to ensure the safety of travelers in going home in time for the New Year.
ZCPO director Senior Superintendent Angelito Casimiro said they have deployed ample number of policemen to the bus terminal.
Casimiro’s order came as the volume of arriving and departing passengers have increased.
Casimiro said the policemen are to assist the security guard hired by the bus firm in the inspection of baggage as well as to maintain orderliness at the terminal.
The local bus terminal is mainly being used by the Rural Transit Mindanao, Incorporated (RTMI), which maintains fleet of buses servicing the route from this city to as far as the cities of Iligan, Ozamis and Cagayan de Oro.
The other users of the bus terminal are passenger vans and mini-buses that ply shorter routes such as from this city to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay and Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
The schedule of trips is up to 10 p.m. daily except on December 31.
Casimiro said he also deployed policemen to conduct roving patrol along the highway.