SM City Rosales opens transport terminal

October 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm 2 comments

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- A three-storey first class transport terminal was formally opened to motorists to serve the transport needs of Pangasinan, Tarlac, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and even the province of Abra.

“This transport terminal shows our commitment for progress to the people of Pangasinan and Rosales in particular as it provides service to the people. It will not only create jobs but it will be servicing the region in terms of good terminal facilities,” said Cesar Bondoc, regional operations Manager of SM Malls, during the terminal’s opening last October 2.

He said the transport terminal will be provided with amenities like clean lavatories, canteen and organized bay areas for buses and other vehicles.

Mayor Ricardo V. Revita said Rosales town was unknown before. “What was popular was the Carmen village, which was the dumping ground of illegal drugs like shabu and marijuana,” he said.

“With the present of SM Mall and now this first-class transport terminal, this town becomes by word for development. When I was a police officer, I dreamed of serving my beloved town but it did not happen. I served my town as the local chief executive and have made improvements and developments,” Revita said.

Revita also thanked the SM management for selecting the town as the site of mall and the transport terminal that is providing jobs not only for Rosales residents but also the neighboring towns and provinces.

Bien Mateo, SM Malls vice president for operations, said the transport terminal is the first to be operated by the company in the country.

” We are not into the operations of transport terminals. SM Malls are known for leasing spaces for tenants and providing services to the consuming publics like our supermarkets and department stores. This is the first transport terminal we have constructed and will be managed and operated by SM City Rosales,” he said.

The transport terminal, Mateo said, costs P170 million built on a 2.2- hectare lot in front of the mall. The ground floor has an administrative office with an area of 13.40 square meters with two female shower rooms and two shower rooms for males.

The canteen occupies a 110.20 sq. meter area with 16 benches and tables. It is provided with four urinals for males and two water closets, four water closets for females and four lavatories.

The bay areas can accommodate nine slots for PUBs, 12 slots for mini-buses, 39 jeepneys and tricycles. There are eight kiosks/food stalls.

The slots are rentable -P3,000 for PUBs, P2,000 for mini-buses, P1,500 for vans and jeepneys and P5,000 for tricycles. The slots are leased out to transport groups.

The second floor has 215 slots for private vehicles and a depot for 150 vans while the third floor has 233 slots to be used as parking area for private vehicles for free.

Modesto Mendoza, operations supervisor of Five Star Bus said the new transport terminal is organized and accessible to the riding public. ” The passengers have now a shelter where they can wait vehicles comfortably.”

Rolando Buen, a division inspector of Five Star Bus also said that the transport terminal is the best terminal he has seen.

The grand opening was also attended by the SM Malls President Annie S. Garcia, Rosales Vice Mayor Jojo Pajela and John Sacdalan, SM Regional Designer.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tolits  |  October 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

    wow!!! how about the rumored hospital and university to be built by sm inside sm rosales complex, tuloy pa kaya yun?

  • 2. erick  |  October 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I salute Sir Revita for having a succesful administration! so proud of you !!!


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