Free ferry rides for a day

  Mhelind Mendoza  /    Nov 5, 2015

Avoid traffic? Commute for free? Really?

Really! It’s because on November 6, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will offer free rides to passengers patronizing their Pasig River ferry service on that day as part of their 40th founding anniversary celebration.

According to MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos, just head to any ferry station along the Pasig River from Pinagbuhatan, Pasig to Escolta, Manila and avail of the free rides that will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“It’s our way of giving back to the public for supporting the ferry service,” Carlos said.

To avoid getting stuck in traffic, many passengers have opted to take this alternative means of transportation service to get to their destinations. The MMDA hopes that with the announcement of free ferry rides on the 6th, more passengers will be enticed and encouraged to ride the ferry when going from one place to another within the metro.

“The ferry service is a convenient and fast alternative mode of transportation for those going to Manila from the eastern part of the metropolis,” Carlos said.

More good news was announced as MMDA launched two new ferry boats, bringing the total number of boats in service to 11 that will provide river ferry service to more passengers.

The MMDA’s five-day celebration of its founding anniversary will end on November 7 at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila. The event will be attended by Metro Manila mayors and former MMDA heads.


Pasig Ferry photo from