Five Star Bus Company

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Pangasinan Five Star Bus Co., Inc.
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A Five Star Bus arriving in Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga
Slogan "Kaagapay sa Masayang Paglalakbay"
("Your Companion for a Joyful Journey")
Founded 1983
Headquarters 2220 Aurora Blvd., Tramo, Pasay City, Philippines
Service area Luzon
Service type Land Transport
Alliance Victory Liner Inc.
First North Luzon Transit
Citybus, Inc.
JRC Starbus
Bataan Transit
Luzon Cisco Transport Inc.
Cesar T. Hernandez
Hernandez Clan
Destinations Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Northern Luzon
Stations Cubao, Pasay, Avenida and Sampaloc
Fleet 900+
Operator Pangasinan Five Star Bus Co., Inc.
(1983-Present as independent company)
Website www.5starbus.co
Five Star Bus Company on Facebook

Pangasinan Five Star Bus Company, Incorporated, or simply known as Five Star is a bus company in the Philippines, servicing routes provinces of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Quirino, Isabela and Cagayan[1]

History[edit]

Five Star was founded in 1983 in Metro Manila. It started as a city operation firm using ordinary fare buses. It grew in the 90s, They started operations in Dagupan then later routes expanded to Cabanatuan, Guimba, Palayan, San Antonio, San Jose, Talugtug, Tarlac City, Santa Cruz, Zambales, Agno, Alaminos, Anda, Bolinao, San Carlos, San Fabian, Tayug, Santiago, Maddela, Piat, Tuao and Tuguegarao. After the closure of Pangasinan Transportation Co., or known as Pantranco North Express Inc.

For passengers en route to Pangasinan and Tarlac, the main stop may either be in Siesta Travel Gate Bus Stop in Tarlac City and Carmen in SM City Rosales Transport Terminal, Rosales, Pangasinan. Transit passengers are also allowed to disembark at Dau Bus Terminal, Mabalacat, Pampanga for ordinary fare fleets only and Marquee Mall in Angeles, Pampanga for air conditioned fleets only on the other hand, for passengers en route to Nueva Ecija and the main stop is at Passengers Delight in San Miguel, Bulacan or Travellers Complex in La Paz, Tarlac, For the passengers en route Cagayan Valley in R.J. Bus Stop in Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya and near TPLEX Pura Exit.

Five Star uses tachographs to monitor drivers who are over-speeding or who are speeding beyond 100 km/h continuously.

In 2012, Five Star installed WiFi routers (Powered by Sun Broadband) on select air conditioned units to provide free internet for passengers.

In 2016, Five Star's interprovincial route: Dagupan-Tuguegarao was acquired by Victory Liner

In 2017, Five Star introduced the Cubao-Tarlac City route with air conditioned buses.

Fleet[edit]

Five Star maintains and utilize the following:

Five Star's former fleet as Ordinary Fare Santarosa Nissan Diesel RB31S
  • Kinglong XMQ6127Y
  • Kinglong XMQ6118Y
  • Nissan Diesel RB46SR Euro built by Nissan Diesel Philippines, Corp. and some of their coach bodies are facelifted to Yutong ZK6100H for airconditioned built by FSBB.
  • Santarosa Nissan Diesel RB46S Exfoh and the majority of their coach bodies are facelifted to Yutong ZK6100H and ZK6120 for airconditioned, ZK6107HA and NDPC Euro V92 and paired with DongFeng DHZ6120KR5 chassis and YuChai YCL280-30 engine modified by FSBB.
  • Santarosa Nissan Diesel JA450SSN Exfoh and some of their coach bodies are also facelifted to Yutong ZK6120 for airconditioned and ZK6107HA for Ordinary Fare fleets built by FSBB.
  • Hino RK1JST Grand Metro, some of their units are bodied by MR Series as their old model. and some of their coach bodies are face lifted to Yutong ZK6107HA modified by FSBB and using Hyundai Ladder Type Chassis as their chassis. built by FSBB for Ordinary Fare fleets only.
  • Hino RM2PSS Grand Echo II and some their coach bodies are using to RK1JST Grand Metro built by FSBB for Ordinary Fare fleets only.
  • Yutong ZK6119HA
  • Hyundai Universe Luxury Space
  • JAC HK6124AM1 HeFei Universe
  • Higer KLQ6119QE3 V90
  • Higer KLQ6123K U-Tour
  • MAN R39 18.350 HOCL, AMC Tourist Star and their coach bodies are facelifted to Golden Dragon XML6126 Superstar modified by Trans Oriental Motor Builders Inc. and Higer V90 modified by FSBB.
  • MAN 18.420 AMC, formerly bodied by Santarosa Modulo 280. now their coach bodies are facelifted to Yutong ZK6120 built by FSBB

Former fleets:

  • MAN R39 18.350 HOCL, built by Trans Oriental Motor Builders Inc. and their coach bodies are facelifted to Golden Dragon XML6103 Marco Polo II.
  • MAN PBM 18.310 HOCL PilHino Lion's Star Coach, and some of their coach bodies are facelifted to Santarosa Nissan Diesel RB46S Exfoh.
  • Nissan Diesel AKR Euro, built by Nissan Diesel Philippines, Corp. now coach bodies are facelifted to RB46S.

Fare Classes[edit]

  • Ordinary fare (3 x 2 seating; 61 and 66 passenger seats)
  • Regular air conditioned (2 x 2 seating; 49 and 53 passenger seats)
  • Deluxe (2 x 2 seating; 45 passenger seats with restroom equipped for Dagupan, Bolinao and Cagayan Valley trips)

Five Star offers WiFi access in all buses.

Terminals[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

  • Cubao

EDSA Cubao, Quezon City

  • Pasay

Aurora Boulevard, Pasay City

  • Avenida

Doroteo Jose St., Santa Cruz, Manila

  • Sampaloc

Legarda St., Sampaloc, Manila

Provincial[edit]

Five Star's garage in Tayug, Pangasinan
  • Cabanatuan

Cabanatuan City Central Terminal, Brgy. Padre Crisostomo, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija

  • San Antonio

Brgy. Poblacion, San Antonio, Nueva Ecija

  • Tarlac City

Siesta Travel Break Bus Stop, Zamora St., Brgy. San Roque, Tarlac City, Tarlac

  • Agno

Brgy. Poblacion East, Agno, Pagasinan

  • Alaminos

Quezon Ave., Brgy. Poblacion, Alaminos City, Pangasinan

  • Anda

Brgy. Poblacion, Anda, Pangasinan

  • Bolinao

Brgy. Poblacion, Bolinao, Pangasinan

  • Dagupan

Perez Blvd., Brgy. Herrero Perez, Dagupan City, Pangasinan

  • San Carlos

Perez Blvd., San Carlos City, Pangasinan

  • Tayug

Mabini St., Brgy. Poblacion, Tayug, Pangasinan

  • Maddela

Brgy. Poblacion Sur, Maddela, Quirino

  • Santiago

Brgy. Calao East, Santiago City, Isabela

  • Tuguegarao

Balzain Highway, Brgy. Centro 11, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

  • Piat

Poblacion I, Piat, Cagayan

Destinations[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

Provincial Destinations[edit]

A Five Star bus at Passenger's Delight, San Miguel, Bulacan


* denotes schedule every Sunday to Thursday via SCTEX and every Friday and Saturday via TPLEX.

Under Luzon Cisco Transport[edit]

With the management under Luzon Cisco Transport Inc., Five Star under the name of Cisco. They also share terminals of Five Star, including their main terminal in Cubao.

Metro Manila

Provincial Destinations



* has sharing routes with Five Star

Former Destinations[edit]

With the under management of Five Star uses the facilities and TriNoma Provincial Bus Terminal as their station

aside from Five Star's management they had services along Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Talugtug, Nueva Ecija, San Fabian, Pangasinan and Santa Cruz, Zambales. Which is acquired by Luzon Cisco Transport Inc as their subsidary company

aside from Pangasinan Transportation Corp's management they had services along Baguio and Tagudin, Ilocos Sur

Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. FiveStar Bus Company, Incorporated. Retrieved 24 February 2013

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