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Firm donates P3.6M bus to PRO-9

February 04, 2021 - Thursday 9:02 PM by PNA

Article Banner Image BUS DONATION. Rural Transit Mindanao Inc.-Pagadian City Branch Manager Herman Avenido hands over the symbolic key to Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 director, as the RTMI donates Thursday a 55-seater bus to PRO-9. (Photo courtesy of PRO-9 PIO)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) got a boost in its mobility assets after the Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. (RTMI) donated Thursday a PHP3.6 million bus.

Capt. Edwin Duco, PRO-9 information officer, said RTMI-Pagadian City Branch Manager Herman Avenido turned over the 55-seater Hino Bus to Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan at the PRO-9 headquarters in Barangay Mercedes here.

Duco said the bus is adorned with colorful vintas, “a symbol of Zamboanga City’s colorful history and culture, sailing across the sea as a representation of this city’s freedom and beauty despite the pandemic we are facing.”

He said RTMI's donation boosted the mobility of PRO-9, which at present utilizes a shuttle bus and a modified M35 truck to transport personnel.

RTMI is one of the three Mindanao-based subsidiaries of the YGBC. The other two are Mindanao Star Bus Transport, Inc. and Bachelor Express, Inc. Teofilo Garcia Jr.