Victory Liner

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Victory Liner, Inc.
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A Victory Liner Bus route to Baguio.
FoundedOctober 15, 1945; 77 years ago (1945-10-15)
Headquarters713 Rizal Avenue Ext., Brgy. 72, Grace Park West, Caloocan, Philippines
Service areaNorthern and Central Luzon
Service typeProvincial Operation
DestinationsMetro Manila, Central Luzon, and Northern Luzon
HubsCaloocan
StationsMetro Manila:
  • Cubao
  • Kamias
  • Caloocan
  • Pasay
  • Earnshaw Sampaloc

Provincial:
  • Baguio
  • Dagupan
  • Alaminos
  • Bolinao
  • Olongapo Zambales
  • Iba
  • Santa Cruz
  • (Zambales)
  • Lingayen
  • Santiago (Isabela)
  • Ilagan (Isabela)
  • Roxas (Isabela)
  • Tuguegarao
  • Tuao
  • Aparri
  • Dau
Fleet900+
OperatorVictory Liner, Inc.
Websitevictoryliner.com
Daewoo BH117H of Victory Liner, manufactured by Santarosa Motorworks, departing for Baguio in Mabalacat Pampanga Bus Terminal

Victory Liner Inc. (VLI) is one of the largest provincial bus companies operating in the Philippines, servicing routes mainly to the provinces of Central Luzon which includes Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan and Northern Luzon which includes Benguet, Pangasinan, Bataan, Nueva Vizcaya, Kalinga, Isabela and Cagayan.[1] This bus company played a major role in transport industry since it became the product of Japanese occupation of the country after World War II,[further explanation needed] with used Chevy trucks from the United States Army as their primary transportation fleet.[2][3]

Today, Victory Liner has grown as one of the largest bus transportation business groups in the Philippines, servicing all key destinations in Northern and Central Luzon. Victory Liner deploys more than 900 buses in its daily operations. It is the sister company of Five Star.

The company slogan is We move people better...safer.

Etymology[edit]

The company was founded by Mr. Jose Hernandez. Its beginnings trace back from the years of Japanese occupation in the country. The phrase "Victory Joe", reminiscent of America's victory in the World War II became a household word way back then, Mr. Hernandez decided to coin out the name of his bus firm from it, and so became Victory Liner.[2]

History[edit]

Mr. Jose I. Hernandez, a pre-war mechanic, had collected bits and pieces of machinery, metals and spare parts from abandoned U.S. Military vehicles intending to build a delivery truck from scratch for his family's buy-and-sell business of rice, corn, vegetables and their home-made laundry soap. Upon completion of the truck, he was surprised to see that what he envisioned to be a delivery truck turned out to be more like a bus.[3]

On October 15, 1945, Mr. Hernandez's first bus plied the Manila-Olongapo-Manila line. He was the driver and Leonardo D. Trinidad (a brother-in-law) was his conductor.[4]

Mr. Hernandez was unaware that that was the start of a very big thing. Later on, the Hernandezes incorporated the business and became one of the main transport modes in the province of Zambales, Quezon and Batangas to ferry passengers and goods to and from Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Pangasinan, La Union, Tarlac, Benguet, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Cagayan, Apayao, and Kalinga.

The Company was passed on to the son of Mr. Jose Hernandez, Johnny Hernandez.[5]

In 2007, Victory Liner introduced a Deluxe class, Available only in Baguio and Cagayan Valley routes.

In 2011, Victory Liner initially equipped 50 air-conditioned buses with Sun Broadband Wireless Wi-Fi powered by Sun Cellular to allow passengers with Wi-Fi capable gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops and other wireless gadgets to log on to the Internet making travel more productive and entertaining.[6] Victory Liner will have the most number of buses with free Wi-Fi after Sun equips its whole fleet of air conditioned buses before the end of the year. To date, more than 600 airconditioned buses and are equipped with Wi-Fi technology and still growing.[7]

In 2012, Victory Liner has tied up with AirAsia Philippines, the country's newest low cost airline, to provide free shuttle service for inbound and outbound passengers of Clark International Airport for the convenience of AirAsia passengers and guests.[8]

Fleet[edit]

Old Baguio bus terminal of Victory Liner for short inter-provincial routes.
A Victory Liner bus in Baguio

Victory Liner Inc. maintains and operates different buses from various manufacturers, here are the list includes:

Santarosa Motor Works

  • Daewoo BV115 Cityliner
  • Daewoo BV115 Jetliner
  • Daewoo BF106 (Non-airconditioned units)
  • Daewoo BS106 Cityliner
  • Daewoo BH117H Cityliner
  • Iveco Euromidi CC150
  • MAN R39 18.350
  • MAN A85 18.280
  • Nissan Diesel RB46S
  • Nissan Diesel JA450SSN
  • Nissan Diesel PKB212N
  • Nissan Diesel SP215NSB

Zyle Daewoo Corporation

  • Daewoo FX120 Cruising Star
  • Daewoo FX212 Super Cruiser

Higer

  • Higer V91 KLQ6119QE3
  • Higer A80 KLQ6123K

Hino

  • Hino RK8JST
  • Hino RK8JMT

Hyundai Motor Company

  • Hyundai Universe Space Classic
  • Hyundai Universe Space Comfort
  • Hyundai Universe Space Luxury (including Powertec variants)
  • Hyundai Universe Xpress Noble
  • Hyundai Super Aero City
  • Hyundai Unicity

Kia Motors

  • Kia Granbird Parkway
  • Kia Granbird Bluesky
  • Kia Granbird Silkroad

King Long

  • King Long XMQ6117Y3

Almazora

  • MAN Lion Star 18.310
  • MAN Tourist Star RE Deluxe R39 18.350 HOCL
  • MAN Tourist Star RE Regio 18.350 HOCL
  • MAN Tourist Star RE Regio RR3 19.360 HOCL

Yutong

  • Yutong ZK6100H
  • Yutong ZK6107HA
  • Yutong ZK6129H
  • Yutong ZK6122HD9

Autodelta Coach Builders

  • Volvo B7R
  • Volvo B8R
  • Volvo B11R
  • Guilin Daewoo GL6127HKC1
A King Long XMQ6117Y3 unit of Victory Liner departing Mabalacat Bus Terminal on its way back to Cubao Terminal in Quezon City

Del Monte Motors

  • DM12 Series 1
  • DM14 Series 3 (Hino RK8J chassis and Hyundai Aero Space chassis)
  • Volvo B7R DM16 Series 2
  • DM18 (MAN RR3 19.360 chassis)
  • Lion's Star

Former Bus Fleets:
Hyundai Motor Company

  • Hyundai Aero Space LS

Isuzu Motors Ltd.

  • Isuzu Cubic (1st-generation)

King Long

  • King Long XMQ6119T
  • King Long XMQ6126Y

MAN Truck & Bus

  • MAN 16.290
  • MAN A55 18.310

Mitsubishi Fuso

UD Nissan Diesel

Nissan Diesel Philippines Corporation

  • Nissan Diesel Euro Trans JA430SAN
  • Nissan Diesel Euro Trans RB46SR

Santarosa Motor Works

  • Santarosa MAN Exfoh Hi-Deck
  • Santarosa Nissan Diesel CPB87N

Kassbohrer-Setra

Kia Motors

  • Kia Granbird KM948 SD-II
  • Kia Granbird HD

Fare classes[edit]

A locally-built bus by Del Monte Motor Works Inc., (DM16 S2 model) on a Volvo B7R chassis of Victory Liner departing Mabalacat Bus Terminal on its way back to Cubao, Quezon City

Each and every unit of their buses has its own fare classes:

  • Ordinary fare (3×2 seating)
  • Regular air conditioned (2×2 seating)
  • Deluxe (2×2 seating with more leg room, and lavatory on board)
  • First class (2×1 seating top-rated seats, lavatory on board, free newspaper, snacks, and lastly their latest individual media on-demand monitors for new fleet of Deluxe buses)

Note: Baguio First Class has stewardess, while Tuguegarao First Class has no stewardess.

Terminals[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

  • Rizal Avenue Extension, Caloocan
  • EDSA Cubao, Quezon City
  • EDSA Kamias, Quezon City
  • EDSA Pasay
  • Earnshaw St., Sampaloc Manila

Provincial[edit]

Victory Liner's terminal in Olongapo

Central Luzon

  • Pampanga
    • Apalit Terminal - San Vicente, Apalit, Pampanga
    • San Fernando City Terminal - Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
    • Robinson's Starmills Terminal - San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
    • Dau Bus Terminal - R9, Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga
  • Bataan
    • Bataan City Terminal - Ibayo, Balanga City, Bataan
    • Mariveles Terminal - One Source Gas Station, Roman Superhighway, Mariveles, Bataan
  • Zambales
    • Iba Terminal - Palanginan, Iba, Zambales
    • Olongapo City Terminal - West Bajac-bajac, Olongapo City
    • Santa Cruz Terminal - Poblacion North, Santa Cruz, Zambales
  • Nueva Ecija
    • Cabanatuan City Central Terminal - Villaluz St. Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
    • San Jose - AH26, San Jose, Nueva Ecija

Ilocos Region

  • Pangasinan
    • Alaminos Terminal - Quezon Avenue, Poblacion, Alaminos, Pangasinan
    • Bolinao Terminal - Concordia, Bolinao, Pangasinan
      Victory Liner's newest addition to their fleet, the Hyundai Universe Space Luxury Premium at Caloocan Motorpool, Monumento, Caloocan
    • Dagupan City Terminal - Perez Boulevard, Herrero-Perez, Dagupan City, Pangasinan
    • Lingayen Terminal - Avenida Rizal East, Lingayen, Pangasinan

Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Baguio
    • Baguio Terminal - Upper Session Road, Barangay Marcoville, Baguio
  • Kalinga
    • Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga
    • Daguitan Street, Poblacion, Dagupan Weste, Tabuk City, Kalinga

Cagayan Valley Region

  • Isabela
    • Cauayan City Terminal - Dy-Seven Gasoline Station, San Fermin, Cauayan City, Isabela
    • Ilagan City Terminal - Guinatan, Ilagan City, Isabela
    • Roxas Terminal - Bantug, Roxas, Isabela
    • San Mateo Terminal - Purok 7, Barangay Uno, San Mateo, Isabela
    • Santiago City Terminal - Calao East, Santiago City, Isabela
  • Cagayan
    • Aparri Terminal - United Petron Station 2, Gen. Luna St., Macanaya District, Aparri, Cagayan
    • Tuao Terminal - Tuao Integrated Bus Terminal, Tuao, Cagayan
    • Tuguegarao City Terminal - Maharlika Highway, Penge-Ruyu, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Destinations[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

Buses of Victory Liner in Kamias terminal in Quezon City

Provincial Destinations[edit]

A Victory Liner at Travellers (Former Double Happiness) Bus Stop, Lubao, Pampanga

Inter-Provincial Routes (vice versa)[edit]

Olongapo

  • Baguio (via Tarlac)
  • Balanga
  • Clark International Airport
  • Dau via SCTEX
  • Iba
  • Sta. Cruz
  • San Felipe
  • Dagupan via Sta. Cruz

Sta. Cruz

  • Alaminos
  • Baguio
  • Bolinao
  • Dagupan
  • Olongapo

Dagupan

  • Baguio
  • Bolinao
  • Clark International Airport
  • Roxas
  • Santiago
  • Sta. Cruz via Alaminos
  • Tuguegarao
  • Olongapo via Sta .Cruz

Baguio

  • Olongapo via Tarlac
  • Dagupan via San Fabian/Agoo
  • Sta. Cruz via Alaminos
  • Bolinao
  • Tuguegarao (soon to operate)

Tuguegarao

  • Balanga
  • Dagupan
  • Roxas
  • Santiago via Ilagan
  • Baguio (soon to operate)
  • Mariveles
  • Clark

Former destinations[edit]

Subsidiaries[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Know your North: A cinematic journey with Victory Liner". malaya.com.ph. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  2. ^ a b Orejas, Tonette. "Victory Liner zooms ahead at 70". business.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  3. ^ a b abcatubig (2015-10-05). "Limlingan: Victory Liner, Inc. through the years". SunStar. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  4. ^ Inquirer, Philippine Daily. "Victory Liner pays it forward through foundation". business.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  5. ^ "Victory Liner: 65 years on the road". philstar.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  6. ^ Philippine Star Online: Victory Liner is the newest Wi-Fi spot
  7. ^ Manila Bulletin Online: Victory Liner equips all its buses with free Wi-Fi
  8. ^ "AirAsia Philippines Free Shuttle Bus Now Available in Clark - The Lost Boy Lloyd". The Lost Boy Lloyd. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2017-06-23.

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