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 4000 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. In 2007, it pioneered inter-modal transport service using the Strong Republic Nautical Highway from Cubao in Quezon City to the City of Zamboanga.


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.

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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

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