Vallacar Transit Corporation

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Vallacar Transit Incorporated
Industry Land Transport
Founded 1968
Headquarters Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Philippines
Area served
(Metro Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, the whole Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN)
Key people
  • Ricardo B. Yanson, Sr.†
    (Founder and Former President)
  • Ricardo V. Yanson, Jr.
    (Current President and CEO)
Products Shuttle
Local Transport
Number of employees
Parent Yanson Group of Bus Companies
Divisions Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (TEBBAP)
Slogan "First In Service * Foremost In Fleet Maintenance"

Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) is a family-owned and managed business that has grown from a lone 14-seater jeepney plying a single route called Ceres Liner, to a conglomerate of transportation companies with a combined number of operating units of 838 transport vehicles as of January 2010, operating in Visayas, and also serves Mindanao. The company pioneered inter-modal services between Negros and Cebu.


The company was founded in 1968 by Ricardo B. Yanson (passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015) 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.[1]

Bachelor Express units at Butuan City bus terminal


Visayas Routes (Ceres Liner)[edit]

Bacolod Base[edit]

Dumaguete Base[edit]

Iloilo Base (SRNH Base)[edit]

Economy fare and air-conditioned

Cebu Base[edit]


Majority of VTI's coaches are built by its coach-building division, the VTI Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (VTI-TEBBAP), in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.[2]

Some units are also built by other local bus body builders like Pilipinas Hino, Almazora Motors, and Santarosa Philippines; as well as foreign coach builders like King Long, Golden Dragon, Higer and Yutong of China.

Examples of VTI's current own-built models are Viking, Crius, Legacy and Contessa.

Airconditioned Units

VTI-TEBBAP Viking bus unit of Bachelor Express at Tandag City
  • VTI-TEBBAP Viking (2009–present)
    • 1st Generation (2009)
    • 2nd Generation (2009–2010)
    • 3rd Generation (2010)
    • 4th Generation (2010–2011)
    • 5th Generation (2011)
    • 6th Generation (2011–2012)
    • 7th Generation (2012–2013)
    • 8th Generation (2013–2015)
    • 9th Generation (2015–present)
    • 10th Generation (2016-present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Legacy (2012–present)
    • Prototype/Legacy RK (2012–present)
    • 1st Generation (2012)
    • 2nd Generation (2013)
  • Pilipinas Hino/VTI-TEBBAP RK Cat's Eye (2002–present)
  • CMC Aero Queen/Hyundai 2K (1999–2008)
  • Santarosa Philippines Flexi (1994–2004)
  • Santarosa Philippines Exfoh (1997–2015)
  • Santarosa Philippines CityLiner (2015-present)
  • Nissan Diesel NDPC Euro Bus (1999–2011)
  • Almazora MAN Lion's Coach (2002–2012)
  • Higer KLQ6118HKQ UTour (2015–present)
  • Higer KLQ6129G GreenLite (2015–present)
  • King Long XMQ6119T (2008–present)
  • King Long XMQ6111Y (2012–present)
  • King Long XMQ6126Y (2009–present)
  • King Long XMQ6129Y2 (2012–present)
  • King Long XMQ6129Y HD (2012–present)
  • King Long XMQ6129Y5 SHD (2015–present)
  • King Long XMQ6800H (2008–present)
  • King Long XMQ6871CY (2016-present)
  • Yutong ZK6107HA (2010–present)
  • Yutong ZK6100H (2011–present)
  • Yutong ZK6119H (2010–present)
  • Yutong ZK6119H2 (2015–present)
  • Yutong ZK6127H (2015–present)
  • Yutong ZK6858H (2011–present)
  • Yutong ZK6858H9 (2012–present)
  • Golden Dragon XML6103 (2013–present)
  • Golden Dragon XML6101 (2013–2015)
  • BAR GD XML6103 Replica (2015-present)

Ordinary Fare units

Hino FB4J Cat's Eye bus unit of Ceres Liner at Bacolod City
  • VTI-TEBBAP Crius RK (2011–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Crius FF1J (2011–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP M9 (2011–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Contessa (2012–present)
  • VTI-TEBBAP FB4J Coaster (2011–present)
  • Pilipinas Hino RK Ordinary Fare version 2-door/VTI-TEBBAP Cat's Eye (1997–present)
  • CMC Aeroqueen/VTI-TEBBAP Hyundai 2K (1996-2009)
  • VTI-TEBBAP Aerobus/Airwolf (1991-1997)
  • Santarosa Philippines Flexi "Ordinary Fare" 2-door (1995-2005)
  • Santarosa Philippines Exfoh (1997-2011)
  • Yutong ZK6858H (2013–present)
  • King Long XMQ6859Y (2012–present)
  • King Long XMQ6107Y (2013–present)
  • Dongfeng EQ6900PT Coaster (2012–present)
  • BAR GD XML6103 Replica (2015-present)

Fleet numbering[edit]

This VTI unit (right) has its fleet number 14014 (therefore with prefix number 14), which means it belongs to the Batangas base of Ceres Transport, albeit operated by Gold Star.

VTI bases its fleet numbering according to the base cities which the units are based, indicated by its prefix number or the first digits.

Prefix Subsidiary Base
5 Ceres Liner Bacolod City
6 Ceres Liner Iloilo City
7 Ceres Liner Dumaguete City
8 Ceres Liner Cebu City

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