Ceres Liner

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This article is about the bus line based in the Visayas. For the bus line based in Luzon, see Ceres Transport.
Ceres Liner
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Slogan "First In Service * Foremost In Fleet Maintenance"
Founded 1968
Headquarters Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Service area Philippines
Service type Intercity coach service
Fleet 5000 bus units (estimated) (Hino Motors, Kinglong, Higer, Nissan Diesel, MAN, Isuzu, Yutong)
Operator Vallacar Transit Incorporated
Website http://vallacartransit.net/

Ceres Liner is a bus line under Vallacar Transit Inc., the largest public land transportation company in the island of Negros, Philippines.[1] It operates bus transport service to the whole island of Negros from Bacolod City to Panay, Cebu, Bohol and Samar-Leyte islands.

History[edit]

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 island 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.

Bacolod Base air-conditioned units[edit]

Bus no Destination (from Bacolod) Model Year Status
510 Dumaguete City Viking 2015 In Service
511 Dumaguete City Viking 2015 In Service
515 Victorias City Higer 2015 In Service
516 Victorias City Higer 2015 In Service
517 Dumaguete City Viking 2015 In Service
519 San Carlos City Viking 2011 In Service
521 Cebu City Viking 2016 In Service
523 Cebu City Viking 2015 In Service
527 Cebu City Viking 2015 In Service
528 Cebu City Viking 2010 In Service
534 Cebu City Viking 2015 In Service
537 Bayawan City Viking 2010 In Service
539 Cebu City Viking 2015 In Service
541 Dumaguete City Kinglong 2015 In Service
542 Dumaguete City Viking 2010 In Service
543 Dumaguete City Viking 2010 In Service
55002 Dumaguete City Kinglong 2016 In Service
55003 Zamboanga City Legacy 2012 In Service
55005 Dumaguete City Kinglong 2015 In Service
55006 Zamboanga City Legacy 2013 In Service
55007 Dumaguete City Kinglong 2016 In Service
55010 Cebu City Kinglong 2012 In Service

Bus terminals[edit]

Provincial destinations[edit]

Iloilo route network[edit]

Economy fare and air-conditioned

Negros route network[2][edit]

Economy fare

Two/non-stop and Air-conditioned

Cebu route network[edit]

Economy fare and air-conditioned

Bohol route network[edit]

Batangas route network[edit]

Main article: Ceres Transport

Trivia[edit]

  • The bus line is so popular that Negros residents substitute the word "Bus" for "Ceres".
  • Ceres Liner buses are painted yellow.

Sports teams[edit]

Ceres Liner operates sports teams (notably football).

See also[edit]

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