As thousands of motorists flock to the provinces this Holy Week, RESCUE5 (NEWS5’s emergency response team) reminds Kapatids on the road to observe safety at all times by providing safety information plugs, which currently air on TV5 and its news channel Aksyon TV throughout the Lenten season.
Delivered by Paolo Bediones, the series of road safety interstitials aims to provide motorists with relevant tips to ensure a safe journey to their destinations this Holy Week.
Aside from on-air reminders, RESCUE5 extends its service to the public by setting up first-aid stations and public assistance desks in Manila North Harbor, Araneta bus terminal, and North Luzon Expressway (NLEx). The desk provides Kapatids free blood pressure monitoring, candies and drinking water (in partnership with Maynilad), and cell phone charging (in partnership with One Meralco Foundation).
As early as Holy Monday (April 2), RESCUE5 has already stationed its first-aid and public assistance desks in Manila North Harbor Pier 2.
By Holy Tuesday (April 3), the emergency response team of NEWS5 goes round-the-clock at Araneta bus terminal the whole day and at Manila North Harbor (3am to 3pm).
Come Holy Wednesday (April 4), RESCUE5 will provide first-aid stations at Araneta Bus Terminal (24 hours), NLEx northbound - Shell Balagtas branch (24 hours) and Manila North Harbor Pier 2 (11pm to 11am of April 5).
On Maundy Thurday (April 5), first-aid stations and public assistance desks will also be in place at Araneta Bus Terminal (3am – 11pm) and NLEx northbound - Petron Marilao (3am – 11pm).
RESCUE5’s road assistance activities will resume on Easter Sunday (April 8) at NLEx southbound--Caltex Mega San Fernando (24 hours), and on the Day of Valor (April 9) at NLEx southbound--Shell of Asia Guiguinto (24 hours) when most of the motorists are expected to come back to Manila.
Stay tuned to all NEWS5 platforms—TV5, Aksyon TV, Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM and InterAksyon.com for a safe and meaningful observance of Holy Week.