Eastern Metropolitan Bus Corporation

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EMBC
Founded 1970
Headquarters P. Oliveros St., Antipolo City, Rizal
Service area

Antipolo-Divisoria via Shaw Boulevard/Tanay-EDSA Crossing via Manila East Road and

Siniloan – PICC via Edsa Ayala Buendia Tanay Antipolo Crossing Kapitolyo
Service type City Operation, Shuttle Service, Tourist Chartered Service
Fleet 200+ Buses (Hino, Mitsubish Fuso, Nissan Diesel, Isuzu, Japayuki units)
Operator Eastern Metropolitan Bus Corporation (EMBC)

Eastern Metropolitan Bus Corporation or EMBC is one of the largest bus companies in the Philippines. The city operation plies routes from Antipolo City, Rizal to Divisoria, Manila via Shaw Boulevard Ortigas Avenue.[1] This bus company also offers tourist chartered and shuttle services.

History[edit]

Established in 1970s by its late founder, Francisco Lim de Jesus, the company started as city operation along EDSA corridor through Baclaran-Letre-Navotas route.[2]

In the mid-1990s, the Baclaran-Letre-Navotas route was retired. The company transferred the route into Antipolo-Baclaran via EDSA Ayala Avenue Shaw Boulevard before fully transferring its route into Antipolo-Divisoria.

EMBC has opened a tourist chartered service somewhere in the mid-90s. They also offer shuttle services using ordinary and air-conditioned buses for employees of some companies that are situated in Rizal province.

In December 2009, G Liner announced the acquisition of EMBC with only city operation bus units and its franchise due to focus of EMBC management on tourist chartered and shuttle services.[3]

In January 2012, EMBC and RRCG transport formed the Siniloan (Laguna) – Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) via EDSA Buendia Tanay Antipolo Crossing Kapitolyo route.[4]

Fleet[edit]

EMBC maintains Hino, Mitsubishi Fuso, as well as some aging Japanese units, some of which are air-conditioned units, and they were used for both city operation and shuttle service. All air-conditioned units were used as tourist chartered services, which the company utilizes almost of the same units as that of city operation. Plus, the new Daewoo bus BAR units of RRCG.

Bus Terminals[edit]

(*) denotes that these terminals are already terminated.

(**) in partnership with RRCG.

In media[edit]

  • In a Filipino indie film,Still Life (2007),Glaiza de Castro's role waits on the terminal for a bus to ride.She died when a bus runs her over.

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