By Helen Castaño | 07:55 PM March 11, 2023

Cokaliong held the blessing and inauguration of its newest vessel, the MV Filipinas Ubay on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Gov. Aris Aumentado and 2nd district Rep. Vanessa Aumentado graced the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Aumentado recognized the role of the newest Cokaliong’s’ vessel in the economy.

Chester Cokaliong, CEO and COO of Cokaliong Shipping Lines, said that he bought MV Filipinas Ubay worth P110 million upon the long-standing request of Gov. Aumentado.

“Mingsud ta diri sa Bohol tungod sa request ni Aris. Nanawag si Aris nako ‘Gobernador nako Sir, ayaw nako balibari sa barko para sa Ubay’,” Cokaliong said in his speech.

Aumentado said the new route will open up more opportunities especially in the Bohol, particularly in the second district.

“Human sa dugay nga panahon, aduna nay ruta sa barko gikan sa Ubay ngadto sa Cebu ug pabalik! Pinaagi sa M/V Filipinas Ubay sa Cokaliong Shipping Lines, mas mapadali na pagbyahe sa atong mga higala sa Ubay ug sa Segundo Distrito,” said Aumentado.

Rep. Aumentado said more opportunities will come along with the entry of MV Filipinas Ubay since the new route will provide passengers and shippers an alternative option to travel and conduct business in Ubay and Cebu.

“Kini maghatag og dugang nga oportunidad sa mga Bol-anon,” she said.

Cokaliong said MV Filipinas Ubay is the smallest and 16th ship of the company. He revealed the second-hand ship was built in China and specifically designed for the Philippine waters.

It can accommodate 350 passengers and 20-25 10-wheeler trucks.

Other visitors during the blessing ceremony were Vice Gov. Victor Balite, Ubay Mayor Constantino Reyes, Vice Mayor Victor Bonghanoy, Councilors Violeta Reyes and IC Besas, Clarin Mayor Eugene Ibarra, and barangay officials.

Daily trip schedules:
Ubay-Cebu – 8:00 A.M.-12:00 NN Cebu-Ubay – 8:00 P.M.-12:00 MN.

Price:
P400 (economy)
P440 (tourist)

By Bohol Island News

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