CEM Trans Services

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CEM Trans Services, Inc.
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Founded 2007
Headquarters San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan
Service area FTI, Alabang, Grotto, Malanday, NAIA, Baclaran, Navotas Terminal
Service type City Operation, Provincial Operation (Mindanao Express)
Fleet 70+ Buses (Nissan Diesel, Daewoo)
Operator CEM Trans Services, Inc.

CEM Trans Services, Inc. is a city bus company known for the use of an animated character Road Runner (which was said to be used by Partas). This company plies routes to parts of Quezon City, Valenzuela City and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. This company is a sister company of Joanna Jesh Transport Corp.

Its employees are known for being abusive and disrespectful of passengers and fellow motorists.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The acronym CEM is derived from Crisinciano E. Mahilac, the founder of Joanna Jesh Transport Corp. and its subsidiaries.

History[edit]

CEM Trans. Services Inc. was established in October 2007 under the management of Crisinciano E. Mahilac, the founder of Joanna Jesh Transport Corp. and other mentioned companies under the Mahilac Group. It started with non-aircon buses plying FTI-SM Fairview route until the company acquired more units plying FTI-Grotto (San Jose del Monte). They also acquired 3 Daewoo units purchased from Renan Transit in June 2008. Recently, they refleeted into new air-conditioned Nissan Diesel Euro buses.[2]

In August 2008, CEM Trans acquired the new air-conditioned units plying Alabang-Malanday route. This is due to the large financial funds of the said company combined with the other bus companies under the Joanna Jesh Group.

Lastly, on December 2008, CEM Trans. has acquired new air-conditioned units plying NAIA-Grotto route.

CEM Trans. acquired new buses and formed an Alabang-Navotas route in 2011. A year later, they have expanded its route Alabang-SM Fairview route since the company acquired one of former Renan Transit's Daewoo ordinary bus and used it for the latter route before it has been replaced by new air-conditioned buses.

Recent Incidents[edit]

Like her sister companies under the Mahilac Group, CEM Trans Services, Inc. has involved in a road accident like the accident that happened in Amparo, Caloocan City, plying route to Tungko/Grotto (San Jose del Monte), when a bus flipped over the wall at Quirino Highway on February 2, 2008, resulting in an injury of 20 passengers aboard.

The same unit also has involved in a failed collision with the Philippine National Railways train near Nichols station where 15 passengers were injured while panicking to get out of the bus, and rushed to Taguig City Hospital. The driver, Elvin Araza, who was able to pass the bus at PNR Access Road going to north bound lane of South Luzon Expressway, was charged at Taguig City Police Station by the passengers who are aboard on the bus.[3]

CEM Trans has put up also a bad image of their employees, especially their bus conductors. In an article on People's Tonight last May 12, 2009, a bus conductor aboarding CEM Trans with bus no. 9114-47 (which means 47 animated roadrunners) plying Alabang-Malanday route had allegedly disrespected a disabled passenger. The conductor charged that passenger a PHP30.00 ticket, though the fare must be discounted because the passenger is actually disabled, resulting to a unanimous debate between the two. Glicerio Cabigayan, the conductor aboarding the said bus unit, was given expulsion by the operator Crisinciano E. Mahilac as a result of his grievance against the passenger.[4]

Recent Updates[edit]

CEM Trans. Services Inc. was created as an initiative on the regards of lack of many buses bound to SM City Fairview which was situated at Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) in Taguig City from the defunct HR Lines, where its latter's franchise was given to the Mahilac Group last 2006. Its sister company, Nicholas Albert Transport Inc., was the first to be created under the defunct bus company. She was followed by CEM Trans a year later.

As of today, CEM Trans is utilizing Nissan units. This also includes the acquired Daewoo non-aircon units from Renan Transit.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is said that CEM Trans. Services Inc., like the provincial bus company Partas, uses the Road Runner logo to mean the fastest city bus company among other bus companies in the Philippines, servicing along EDSA corridor.[5]

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