Pascual Liner

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Pascual Liner Inc.
Founded 1978
Headquarters Quirino Highway, Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines
Service area Alabang-Novaliches via EDSA Mindanao Avenue
Service type City Operation
Fleet 50+ Buses (Ankai, Daewoo, Higer, Hino, Isuzu, Jinbei, King Long)
Operator Pascual Liner Inc.

Pascual Liner, Inc. (abbreviated as PLI) is a city operation transport company headquartered in Quirino Highway, Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City, servicing in Metro Manila. It plies routes from Alabang, Muntinlupa City to Novaliches, Quezon City.

Etymology[edit]

The bus company is derived from the founders of the company – the Pascual clan – who managed the business until the present time.

History[edit]

Established as a family-owned bus company in 1978 and managed business has grown from a 29-seater Buses (which were previously used for provincial operation to Central Luzon (except Bulacan). It was originally known as Pascual Liner Inc. With government encouragement for mergers, the company became Pasvil, merging with Vilfran Liner Inc. , a Project 7-based company plying the Cubao-Fairview route. In the late 80s, Pasvil soon was allegedly taken over by government-favored operators and went bankcrupt. The Pascual and the Villegas owners opted out of the merger and put back on the road their old Isuzu, IH Loadstar and Ford buses sporting their old livery. The remaining Pasvil units (loaned from DBP) were left to rot at a vacant lot in Novaliches by its operators (note: this favored operator was also responsible for the untimely death of DM Transit, California Bus Lines among others). VIL 5000 and Fran Vill Transit, Incorporated [FVTI]) came out from the old company and also returned with its units.

Pascual Liner Inc. gave up its Baclaran-Novaliches route in favor of the Alabang-Novaliches route, while Vilfran Liner (now VIL 5000 and Fran Vill Transit, Incorporated [FVTI]) stuck to its old Baclaran-Novaliches route.

Pascual liner Inc. continued its operation for EDSA line. In 2008 they operated a sister company known as RPBP Transport which also plied the same route but was mothballed in 2009 when the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (Philippines) reviewed that the said bus company has no legal papers and or/franchise.

In 2011, when Jell Transport's franchise was terminated by the LTFRB around 2010, they decided to buy other franchise, and PLI was chosen to continue their business with the new colors with previous livery design for their new units.

Recently, HM Transport Inc. or Homer Mercado bought a franchise for route expansion using the same route, which uses air-conditioned buses, and used PLI as their brand name but operated under their sister company, Worthy Transport Inc.

Fleet[edit]

Pascual Liner Inc. utilizes and maintains Hino, Jinbei, Isuzu and King Long units with roughly a total of over 50 buses, both air-conditioned and ordinary buses.

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