NAVAL, Biliran- Residents of this town have expressed their support on a resolution introduced at the Sangguniang Bayan for the resumption of the Naval-Cebu sea travel route, which was stopped last year.
Councilor Ofelia Espina has introduced a resolution at the town council seeking for the return of the said route saying, among others, it would be beneficial to the residents of Naval as well as towns of the province.
The resolution also stated on the long and historical trade ties between Naval and Cebu why shipping companies should resume the route.
Local businessmen have claim that the absence of the Naval-Cebu route causes them additional expenses in transporting their goods.
The same sentiment is also being shared by the parents who have children studying in various schools in Cebu City as they incur more expenses.
The residents of Naval and those coming from other municipalities of Biliran have to travel to Ormoc City for them to reach Cebu City in Cebu province.
Councilor Espina said that the resumption of the Naval-Cebu operations will also benefit other towns of the province for easy transport.
Sometimes last year, the Naval-Cebu route was suspended by the Roble Shipping Company which serves the area due to low volume of cargo and passengers.