The RRCG Pink Bus

RRCG Pink Bus

Commuting, as it is, is hard enough on anyone. Students, office workers, employees – everyone is in a rush to get a ride early in the morning and after work. When the buses are full, with every possible inch already taken up by someone, it feels like you are being pressed upon on all sides. But if you don’t want to be late for your class or work, you ride anyway.

So it was a pleasant surprise when I saw this earlier today. RRCG is one of the two bus companies plying the Ortigas Ave. Extension route. They started a service for ladies, ladies with children, senior citizens, minors below 18 years old and persons with disability.  From 4:00 am to 10:00 am and from 4;00 pm to 10:00 pm, this pink bus will only accept passengers that belong to these groups. I do not know how many of these buses there are, but this is certainly a welcome development. Kudos to RRCG for taking the initiative on this very important matter.

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Grateful Project Day 199: Chivalry Is Not Dead

My daughter and I took the bus today after my afternoon class. It was early afternoon, way before rush hour, so I thought we wouldn’t have a hard time commuting. But when we got on the bus, I realized that it was already full. The bus had left the bus stop so I told my daughter to just hold on to the rail. A man seated at the front of the bus saw us and stood. He offered his seat to us. My daughter and I thanked him for the gesture. I am glad that chivalry is not (yet) dead.