This week will again witness a mass exodus of Pinoys, whether as families or otherwise, on the occasion of the Semana Santa holiday break. Commuters to Northern Luzon (my hometown) may feel the inconvenience brought about by a shortage of buses plying the route due to the recent cancellation of the franchise of the entire fleet of Florida bus liner. We thank however the DOTC, thru Sec. Abaya, who has informed us that the LTFRB has been issuing special permits for other bus companies to fill in the shortage for the time being. We appeal to the DOTC and our law enforcing agencies for further support to our travellers to ensure their convenience, safety and security throughout the Lenten season.