Vallacar Transit Corporation

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Vallacar Transit Incorporated
Industry Land Transport
Founded 1968
Key people

Ricardo B. Yanson, Sr., President

Ricardo B. Yanson, Jr., CEO
Products Shuttle
Local Transport
Employees 7,500+
Subsidiaries Ceres Liner
Rural Transit
Bachelor Express
Website [1]

Vallacar Transit Incorporated is the largest land transport company in the Philippines. It comprises Vallacar Transit, Inc. (operating as Ceres Liner), established in 1968, Rural Transit of Mindanao Inc. (RTMI), and Bachelor Express Inc., both established in 1985. This family-owned and managed business has grown from a lone 14-seater jeepney plying a single route, to a conglomerate of transportation companies with a combined number of operating units of a little almost 3000 transport vehicles as of January 2010, operating in nearly 80 percent of the bus routes in the Visayas and Mindanao regions as well as some part of Luzon in the Philippines. The company pioneered inter-modal services between Negros and Cebu, Mindanao and Leyte, and Panay and Luzon.


The company was founded in 1968 by Ricardo B. Yanson and his wife, Olivia Villaflores Yanson, beginning with the purchase of one jeepney unit. This effort ultimately became a jeepney-assembly business. In the early 1970s, the market was flooded with Ford Fieras; the couple decided to diversify into a small bus line which plied the Bacolod City-Valladolid-La Carlota route (hence, Vallacar) and christened it Ceres Liner.

By 1980, Ceres Liner had covered the whole province of Negros and in 1981, they ventured into Mindanao. They bought out Fortune Express and Bachelor Express, both Cagayan de Oro-based bus companies in 1985, and formed Rural Transit of Mindanao, while retaining the name of the latter, as one of the conditions of the contract of sale. In 2005, the conglomerate bought out Lilian Express Inc. and sister company Mary May Express, its fiercest business rival and became the dominant transit company in the island of Mindanao. In 2007, its buses pioneered travel through the Western Nautical Highway.


Mindanao Routes[edit]

Rural Transit[edit]

Main article: Rural Transit
Cagayan de Oro/Bulua Base[edit]
Cagayan de Oro/Yacapin Agora Base[edit]
Pagadian Base[edit]
Dipolog Base[edit]
General Santos Base[edit]

Bachelor Express[edit]

Main article: Bachelor Express
Butuan Base[edit]
Davao City Base[edit]

Visayas Routes (Ceres Liner/Saint Jude-Southern Star Transport)[edit]

Bacolod Base[edit]

Iloilo Base (SRNH Base)[edit]

Dumaguete Base[edit]

Cebu Base[edit]

Tagbilaran Base[edit]

Southern Luzon and SRNH Routes (Ceres Transport)[edit]

Main article: Ceres Transport

Manila-Batangas and SRNH Base[edit]

Recent Updates[edit]

Today, the corporation presides over a transportation business with 7,500 direct and active employees, and 3,000 buses serving the island of Negros, Panay, Cebu, Samar-Leyte, Mindanao, and Batangas City.


All air-conditioned and ordinary fare buses with the Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (VTI-TEBBAP)

Airconditioned Units (For: UD & Hino)

  • 1st Generation Viking (2009)
  • 2nd Generation Viking (2009-2010)
  • 3rd Generation Viking (2010)
  • 4th Generation Viking (2010-2011)
  • 5th Generation Viking (2011)
  • 6th Generation Viking (2011-2012)
  • 7th Generation Viking (2012–present)
  • 8th Generation Viking (2013–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Legacy (2012–present)
  • Pilipinas Hino/Yanson "RK" Cat's Eye (2002–present)
  • CMC Aero Queen/Hyundai 2K (1999-2008)
  • Santarosa Philippines Flexi (1994-2004)
  • Nissan Diesel NDPC Euro Bus (1999-2011)
  • Yutong ZK6107H
  • Yutong ZK6100H
  • Yutong ZK6119H
  • King Long XMQ6119T
  • King Long XMQ6111Y
  • King Long XMQ6126Y
  • King Long XMQ6129Y2
  • King Long XMQ6129Y HD
  • King Long XMQ6800H
  • Yutong ZK6858H
  • Yutong ZK6858H9

Ordinary Fare units (For: Isuzu, Mitsubishi-Fuso, UD, & Hino)

  • VTI-TEBBAP Crius (2011–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Crius FF1J (2011–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP M9 (2011–present)
  • Flexi "Ordinary Fare" 2-door (genuine made by Santarosa Philippines, 1995 until 2005)
  • CMC Aeroqueen/Hyundai 2K (1996-2009)
  • VTI-Aerobus/Airwolf (1991-1997)
  • Pilipinas Hino "RK" Ordinary Fare version 2-door/VTI-TEBBAP Cat's Eye (1997–present)
  • Yutong ZK6858H
  • King Long XMQ6859Y
  • King Long XMQ6107Y (November 2013-present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Contessa (2012–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP FB4J Coaster (2012–present)

See also[edit]

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