Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pasig River Ferry Service [prustrations]

Pasig River Ferry,
image from
This is news from almost a year ago already:
Pasig River ferry service P94M in the red, COA finds
Sad news! I really want the PRFS to be a success. It's a great idea. The stations and the ferries are quite nice. The ride, from Manila to Guadalupe is just under 30 minutes. It's a great project. I want to use it as often as I can. But it's lacking.

Lambingan Station
Lambingan Station,
photo by Melo Villareal
Perhaps the #1 problem with the service is accessibility. You live in Manila and work in Makati, for example, but how do you get to a ferry station? Is it easy?

And then where do you go down to get to Makati? Or even to Ortigas? Or to one of the malls? Or why not build mini-malls around the stations?

Inside the station,
photo from
I don't mind seeing the not-so-well-developed (i.e. ugly) factory- and shanty-lined Pasig River banks, because I think if only more people were taking this service, those things will only get more exposure and people will want to do something about it.

Inside the boat,
photo from Wikipedia
Anyways, even the PRRC's (PRFS's main proponent's) website at is gone.

I can only hope that things improve for the PRFS.

What do you guys think?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you! How i wish we could be like in other countries. May access yun trasfortation... ferries... train... bus... taxi cab... etc