Merci Contributes to Negros Tourism with Tourist Bus Launch

Inset: The new Merci Bus, a tourist bus, parked outside the new City Hall.

Merci Pasalubong, the largest pasalubong retail chain in Negros Island and one of the largest in the Philippines, gives back to the Island’s tourism industry as they will launch their latest contribution – Merci (tourist) Bus. Tour groups wishing to travel around Negros can now enjoy the comforts offered by this spacious 31-seater bus with reclining seats and an inbuilt entertainment system for long travels. The bus medicine kits, fire extinguishers and a variety of communications systems in case of possible emergencies.

Inset: The interior shot with the reclining seats of the 31-seater Merci Bus.

As Merci Pasalubong is known for its yummy pasalubong delicacies, they will also be offering for sale Merci food items onboard for a smooth trip without having to go on a stopover to buy food. For a special package, the food items will be served onboard the bus while those interested can get a bonus package of touring the Merci Commissary Compound to see first hand how the quality Merci products are made. Tour participants will be given complimentary bottled water and fans, fit for summer tours in the Negros Island.

Inset: The Merci Bus now ready to service guests visiting Negros Island.

The Merci Bus will be ready to service our valuable guests and tourists around the wonderful attractions of Negros Island as it will be launched at the steps of the Provincial Capitol of Occidental Negros on October 3, 2012, Wednesday, 3pm in Bacolod City graced by Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. For more information on the Merci Shuttle Bus, please call Landline (034) 702-3189 or mobile numbers Globe 0917-3048267, Smart 0928-5041751 or Sun 0922-2813181 or email Ria Akamatsu at

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MARK MAYO - MAGALLANES – blogger by passion, cook by hobby, student by life, theater actor by fate, writer by work, and Christian by grace. Part Filipino, Chinese and Spanish by blood, he is proudly 100% Negrénse. His love for his home Island of Negros, heritage and lifestyle has led him to write much about it and full-time, all-time. View all posts by Mark Mayo - Magallanes

4 responses to “Merci Contributes to Negros Tourism with Tourist Bus Launch

  • the looneyplaneteer

    finally a tour bus in bacolod! beautiful at that! i’ve been bringing my students there every masskara. we’ve been hiring vans kaso mahirap mag coordinate pag hati hati ang grupo. ideal talaga ang bus for a group of 40pax. last tour namin, nadakip pa ang van na ni rentahan namin kasi wala palang permit.

    • Mark Mayo - Magallanes

      The bus will be marketed as a luxury shuttle because it only has 31-seats but at least, it’s a good improvement for the tour buses owned by the City of Bacolod is too old to do the job.

      No offense to my friend whose family owns Ceres, it really is a cheaper option than renting one of their buses. I hope Ceres does set aside at least one of their buses for use as a tour bus and other companies will follow suit. I love Ceres buses. 😀

  • the looneyplaneteer

    ceres has been very reliable bringing my group from Duma to Bacolod and back. it’s the van rental in bacolod. mahal talaga ang singil. 3,500 for 8 hours excluding fuel and driver. aabut na yon ng 5 grand for a day minsan. i hope reasonable ang rate sa tour bus na yan. magkano kaya? 😀

    • Mark Mayo - Magallanes

      If it has it complete with food and all the perks, I guess more expensive. 🙂

      Ceres has experience plying the Bacolod-Dumaguete route and would do well with comfort. I normally get dizzy with buses but they have good drivers that makes it smoother. 😀

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