Five Star Bus Company

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Pangasinan Five Star Bus Co., Inc.
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Slogan "Kaagapay sa Masayang Paglalakbay"
("Your Companion for a Joyful Journey")
Founded 1983
Headquarters 2220 Aurora Boulevard (Tramo), Pasay City, Philippines
Service area Manila – North / Central Luzon Flag of the Philippines.svg
Service type Provincial Operation
Fleet 900+ Buses (Hino, King Long, Yutong, Nissan Diesel, MAN, Hyundai, Kia, ANKAI, Santarosa Motor Works, Anhui JAC Coaches, Higer)
Operator Pangasinan Five Star Bus Co., Inc.
Website http://www.5starbus.co

Pangasinan Five Star Bus Company, Incorporated, or simply known as Five Star is one of the leading bus companies in the Philippines, servicing routes mainly in the province of Pangasinan, Central Luzon plains, which includes the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bulacan, Pampanga, Northern Zambales and Cagayan Valley region which includes the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.[1] The company is a sister company of Victory Liner.

History[edit]

Five Star was founded in 1983 in Metro Manila. It started as a city operation firm using ordinary buses. It grew in the 90s, after the closure of Pangasinan Transportation Co., or known as Pantranco.

Five Star operates round the clock, and plies major highways and provincial and national roads in their area of coverage. It has a fleet of air conditioned and non-air conditioned (ordinary fare) buses.

For passengers en route to Pangasinan and Tarlac, the main stop may either be in Siesta or Travel Gate, both in Tarlac City. Transit passengers are also allowed to disembark at Dau Bus Terminal in Mabalacat, Pampanga or in Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga,On the other hand, for passengers en route to Nueva Ecija, the main stop is at Passengers Delight in San Miguel, Bulacan.

In July 26, 2013 a woman named Mary Rose gave birth to a baby boy while the bus she was routed to Bolinao, Pangansinan and was helped by 2 PNP nurses Mavidette Ongjunco and Arnel Cera who were also boarded the same bus and the bus driver drives to Gilberto Teodoro Memorial Hospital.

The company also offers bus chartering services to individuals and corporations.

Recent Updates[edit]

Recently, Five Star together with its sister company Victory Liner uses Tachograph to its fleets to monitor drivers who are over-speeding or who are speeding beyond 100 km/h per hour continuously. Drivers will violate the rule will be automatically suspended.[2]

This 2012, Five Star have installed WiFi (Powered by Sun Broadband) on some of its air conditioned units to provide free internet for passengers with WiFi capable gadgets on board. This Year, Five Star has successfully installed WiFi on majority of its buses.

Fleet[edit]

Five Star utilizes and maintains UD Nissan Diesel, Hino, King Long, Yutong, Hyundai, Kia, ANKAI, Santarosa Motor Works, Anhui JAC Coaches and MAN units. Five Star is also maintaining Higer and Daewoo Bus.

Fare Classes[edit]

Five Star offers air conditioned and ordinary buses both equipped with WiFi. Recently, Five Star now offers Deluxe buses on some routes equipped with restroom and WiFi for its passengers. All of its buses are audio/video equipped.

Destinations[edit]

  • Provincial destinations

The Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. FiveStar Bus Company, Incorporated. Retrieved February 24, 2013
  2. ^ [2] Motoring, Business Features, The Philippine Star. Licensed To Kill("When The Cat Is Away"). Retrieved February 24, 2013

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