THE private sector is organizing a caravan across the country to further promote the use of the Road Roll-on/Roll-off (ro-ro) Terminal System (RRTS). Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) assistant general manager for Special Projects Raul Santos said the Wow Pinoy Caravan will roll off in March and will last for five to six weeks.
The trip, he said, will be divided into three legs. The first or the Northern Luzon leg, will start in Manila, then go to Clark, Subic, Vigan, Laoag, Banawe, Cordillera, Nueva Vizcaya then back to Manila. The second leg will start in Quezon City all the way to General Santos City or Davao. “It will traverse the Western Seaboard passing Mindoro, Batangas, Abra de Ilog, going to San Jose by land and ending in Caticlan.”
The final leg will start in the South, from Davao via the eastern Bicol area. It will pass through Leyte, going to Cebu and Bohol. Santos said the private sector is tapping PPA for assistance in the ports, including the settlement of fees and pre-arrangements to expedite the activity.