ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has assured vendors and commuters that he will allow Ortiz wharf to continue its operation as an alternative to the new ferry terminal building in the Parola area.
Mabilog said he will convince developer Double Dragon Properties Corp. to allow the continued operation of the Ortiz wharf and give people the option to choose where to ride the ferry in going to Guimaras.
The new ferry terminal building at the Parola is being constructed by Double Dragon under a joint venture agreement with the City Government.
The project is slated for inauguration in July this year.
The agreement stipulates that only one wharf will serve the passengers going to Guimaras and this is the ferry terminal in the Parola area.
The old Parola wharf is plying ferry passengers to the port of Buenavista, Guimaras as entrance of people going to the municipalities of Buenavista and San Lorenzo.
The Ortiz wharf is serving commuters going to the Jordan wharf to the municipalities of Jordan, Nueva Valencia, and Sibunag.