Many passengers trooping to the provinces for the long Holiday Season break have complained of the filthy comfort rooms and lack of adequate water supply in some of Quezon City’s bus terminals.
With the mounting grievances, several councilors asked city officials and concerned government agencies to strictly enforce the provisions of the sanitary code of the Philippines in all business establishments to protect the public from communicable diseases.
Councilors Victor Ferrer Jr., Eufemio Lagumbay and Ranulfo Ludovica had received complaints that errant establishments both private and public only comply with the sanitary code of the Philippines during the time of inspections and renewal of permits putting the public’s health at great risk.
The complaint said that some bus terminals in the city have poorly maintained and filthy comfort rooms primarily due to normal wear and tear and lack of adequate supply of running water that made it uncomfortable and difficult for the passengers to relieve themselves.
At times the flushes are non-functional and the toilet seats are very dirty exposing the comfort room users to all forms of skin diseases, infections and other contagious ailments. (Chito Chavez)