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By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Trucks carrying farm and fish products from Cebu Province, truck boys, helpers, and wholesalers coming in to the CSBT Bagsakan Center are regularly disinfected to ensure safety among the facility users. (Photo courtesy of the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office)

Serving as a “bagsakan center,” the Cebu South Bus Terminal has been busy as it pulsates with economic transactions matched by regular decontamination measures to ensure safety among the facility users.

Disinfection measures undertaken include the spraying of tires, checking of body temperature with the use of a thermal gun, and hand sprays utilizing 70-percent rubbing alcohol. 

Transactions are also limited to delivery and purchase of farm and seafood products. The truck boys, helpers, and wholesalers are advised to immediately go back to their places of origin and not mingle with people elsewhere anymore.

“Moingon ko nga hapsay ug limpyo kay klaro gyud ang sanitation nga gipahimutang nato sa Cebu South Bus Terminal,” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said in her livestream report over “Sugbo News” on Monday, May 11.

San Remigio town, alone, delivered a total of around 40,000 kilograms of fish on Sunday, May 10. Delivery for that day, along with assorted vegetables from Dalaguete and Sibonga towns, reached 45,525 kilograms.

“Asa na kaha ni nato ibutang ang mga buses noh, kon mobalik na ang operation, nga naanad na man ang mga lungsod mohatod sa South Bus,” the governor quipped.

On Friday, May 8, delivery reached 132,370 kilos with additional goods of fresh eggs and spices aside from “buko” (coconut), assorted vegetables, fish and bananas. The following day, the “bagsakan center” recorded 120,280 kilos of products delivered.

As of 4:00 p.m. of May 11, a total of 10,000 kilos of assorted vegetables and “buko” from Barili and Sibonga were taken to the CSBT. (Eleanor Valeros)