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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



03 October 2022 01:30:18 PM

As part of the activities lined up for the HRep Month 2022 celebration, the House of Representatives Engineering and Physical Facilities Department headed by Deputy Secretary General Floro Banaybanay partnered with Prime Distribution Trading Corp. to rollout electric jeepneys in the Batasan Complex. Engineering and Physical Facilities Bureau Executive Director Engr. Renato Dela Torre said that this is among the initiatives of the House to be more eco-friendly. In an interview, he raised that while the House has already begun the construction of bridges to interconnect buildings within the premises, visitors who have limited access are usually inconvenienced having to walk outdoors, especially during noontime or when it is raining. Being the “House of the People,” the House led by Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez seeks to serve the Filipino constituents even during visits to their representatives. Dela Torre noted that Prime agreed to offer free rides for the whole month of October in exchange for showcasing the units for lawmakers who are interested to procure these for their districts. Meanwhile, he bared that the House, through the Engineering Department, is prioritizing the acquisition of e-jeepneys, as well as e-buses which would be used for shuttle services.