Dagupan Bus Company
A Dagupan Bus with their former livery before their sellout to in 2015
|Headquarters||EDSA cor. New York St., Cubao, Quezon City|
|Service type||Land Transport|
|Fleet||200+ Bus Units (Daewoo, Golden Dragon, Hino, Nissan Diesel, and Yutong)|
|Operator||Dagupan Bus Co., Inc.
(1974-2015 as an independent company)
(2015-Present as North Genesis)
|Website||Dagupan Bus Facebook Page
Dagupan Bus Co., Inc. or simply known as Dagupan Bus is a provincial bus company based from Dagupan City, Pangasinan. This company was a sister company of Saulog Transit up until the company's management was transferred to JAC Liner Inc., and Genesis Transport (as North Genesis) following Dagupan Bus' soldout in 2015.
Started its operation in 1974, Dagupan Bus Company Inc. started its operation when they acquired the franchise of Villarey Transit, also a provincial bus company with only six Mitsubishi Fuso buses, through Saulog Transit Inc. to be able to expand its operation to Northern Luzon. They use an old livery of dirty white livery with maroon, red, and green stripes. Later, it has adopted the use of dirty white livery and red stripes during its re-fleeting of the units in 2007.
Issues and Controversies
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court issued the writ of preliminary injunction against the Saulog group of companies who attempted to sell their stocks to other bus companies.
Another controversy regarding Saulog Transit Inc. and Dagupan Bus Co., Inc. was that a conflict sparked between the Saulog stake holders after the assassinations of their ancestors. Eliseo Saulog, the founder of Saulog Transit Inc. and father of the Saulog brothers and sisters Ignacio Saulog, Luciano Saulog, Teodoro Saulog, Virginia Saulog, Dr. Melquiades Saulog, Maura Sau log-Aguinaldo, Lilia Saulog-Venturina, and Dr. Marietta Saulog-Vergara, was shot and killed in 1960 by an unidentified gunman, while the family patriarch, Ruben Saulog, father of the current chief executive and one of the eight children of the founder, was also assassinated in 1990. Until then, the case of such killings are still uncertain and unresolved. The attempts to sell the two companies were assured by the lawyer Bernard Saulog, who got 75% of the total P1.4 B assets, while the 25% of the remaining assets were given to the rest of the clan members. Unfortunately, Teodoro Saulog and his clan members refused to give up Saulog Transit Inc. and Dagupan Bus Co., Inc.
In 2014, Dagupan Bus Co., Inc together with Mt. Province Cable Tours sold their franchises to G.V. Florida Transport for their routes in Baguio City to areas within Benguet and Mountain Province. It undergone through a "private transaction" between the said companies and the franchises did failed to transfer the rights from Dagupan Bus and Mt. Province Cable Tours to G.V. Florida. The said "private transaction" was not honored by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and was never knew until an incident came to one of their units on February 2013 killing 15 of its passengers. It resulted them to 30-day suspension and had to pay the damages that it costs.
Soldout to JAC Liner and Genesis Transport
It was in 2010 when Saulog Transit Inc. and Genesis Transport Service Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement for the long time cooperation and allocation of the franchise of the former. Genesis Transport answered all of the assets of Saulog Transit when it was found out that the Saulog clan was unable to shoulder all of the annual contributions to SSS, Pag-ibig and PhilHealth. Hence, Saulog Transit and Dagupan Bus Co., Inc. acquired new bus units.
In 2011, Dagupan Bus Company has given up the routes going to Cagayan, which they have been transferred to GV Florida Transport, using ordinary buses manufactured by Del Monte Motor Works, Inc. as part of the signing agreement by Saulog Transit Inc. and Genesis Transport Services Inc.
In 2015, JAC Liner Inc. and Genesis Transport took over the management of Dagupan Bus. The Pangasinan routes of Dagupan Bus was taken by JAC Liner but retaining the latter name "Dagupan Bus", while Genesis Transport took over their Baguio route under the name North Genesis.
Before their sold-out in 2015, Dagupan Bus used to have these units:
- Hino RK1J (Pilipinas Hino Body)
- Hino RK1J (DM 12)
- Yutong ZK6119H
- Yutong ZK6107H
- Santarosa Daewoo JetLiner BF106 (Airconditioned unit)
- Santarosa Daewoo JetLiner BF106 (Ordinary Fare unit)
- Santarosa PKB Nissan Diesel (Ordinary Fare unit)
- Santarosa Euro Nissan Diesel (Airconditioned unit)
- Golden Dragon XML6103
- Cubao, Quezon City
- Baguio City, Benguet***
- Mabalacat, Pampanga (Dau Bus Terminal)
- Alaminos City, Pangasinan
- Binalonan, Pangasinan***
- Bolinao, Pangasinan**
- Dagupan City, Pangasinan** (Via Manaoag)
- Lingayen, Pangasinan**
- Manaoag, Pangasinan
- Rosales, Pangasinan (Carmen)
- Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
- Camiling, Tarlac
- Gerona, Tarlac
- Paniqui, Tarlac
- Tarlac City, Tarlac
- Dagupan City - Baguio City** (Via Agoo)
bus routes currently under
- Agno, Pangasinan
- Alcala, Pangasinan
- Anda, Pangasinan
- Bautista, Pangasinan
- Natividad, Pangasinan
- San Fabian, Pangasinan
- San Nicolas, Pangasinan
- San Quintin, Pangasinan
- Maddela, Quirino*
- Ilagan City, Isabela*
- Santiago City, Isabela*
- Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
- Piat, Cagayan*
- Tuao, Cagayan*
- Tuguegarao City, Cagayan*
*bus routes currently under GV Florida Transport
- Fermina Express
- Genesis Transport Service Inc.
- GV Florida Transport
- JAC Liner Inc.
- Lucena Lines Inc.
- Pangasinan Solid North Transit, Inc.
- North Genesis
- Saulog Transit Inc.
- List of bus companies of the Philippines
- Dagupan, Saulog gets court approval to sell off assets
- Saulog for Sale
- "LTFRB summons Dagupan Bus Co. over Florida bus tragedy". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
- "G.V Florida lawyer admits ill-fated bus was registered under Dagupan Bus Co.". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
- "Photo - Dagupan Bus' Yutong ZK6107H unit".
- "Photo - Dagupan Bus' Santarosa PKB Unit".
- "Photo - Dagupan Bus' Golden Dragon unit".
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