Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Travelling to the Science City of Central Luzon - Munoz, Nueva Ecija from Cubao


The Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija is located in the Central Region of Luzon in the Philippines which has numerous hectares of rich lands for agriculture. Based on their municipal's website, it is the first and only science city in the Philippines. When you get to this city you will see different research centers such as:




a. Central Luzon State University

b. Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

c. Central office of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC)

d. Philippine Center for Post-Harvest Development & Mechanization (PhilMech)

e. National Freshwater Fishery Technology Center, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-NFFTC)

Science City of Muñoz is close to my heart as one of my good friends lives in it. The first time that I got to be toured around the city was April 2015, went back the second time in December 2016 and recently visited in March 2018.

How to get there

From Alabang

Ride a bus going to Cubao in Starmall Alabang
Alight at Baliwag Transit Terminal (tell the bus conductor to avoid getting lost)

From Cubao


  1. Go to Baliwag Transit Terminal
  2. Ride a bus going to San Jose
  3. Alight at the place you are going by saying it to the bus conductor:


    • Muñoz Caltex (tricycle terminal) - near Municipal Hall
    • Philippine Carabao Center
    • Central Luzon State University
  • Other options:
    • Ride a bus in going to Cabanatuan City.
    • in Cabanatuan City bus terminal, ride a jeepney to San Jose.
  • If in case there are no available buses, go to Genesis Bus terminal, just walking distance north direction from Baliwag for Cabanatuan buses.

Travel duration

From Alabang to Cubao : 2 hours

From Cubao to Muñoz: 4-5 hours
(with bus stop at Lapaz, Tarlac)

Fare

From Cubao to Muñoz
Golden Bee Bus
aircon
Regular: P240/head
students and seniors citizen: 20% discount upon presenting valid ID

Bus Time Schedule

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Bus Schedule of Baliwag Transit in going to San Jose, Nueva Ecija, - Science City of  Munoz From Baliwag Transit Facebook page

Best time to travel

night time/midnight
off peak season

Tips

  1. Bring a foldable chair if you can because you might sit in the middle of the bus especially if you would want to go home fast.
  2. If you are lucky to be seated on the bus chair, please be kind to the person who will sit in the middle beside you. That person might be sleepy and wanted to lean on your arm rest.
  3. Bus stop in Lapaz, Tarlac which is 2 hours after departing from Cubao has toilets and eatery. This is the best time for you to stretch, buy food and drinks and use the toilet. However, the eatery is closed at midnight. 
  4. Bring snacks and medicines in case you need them.
  5. If necessary, avoid traveling during Holy Week, All Saint's Day or Christmas season as the line is so long. There are a lot of passengers trying to go home in their hometown.

Going back from San Jose to Cubao



Ride a tricycle in going to Baliwag/Golden Bee Bus Terminal.

Ask the tricycle driver where the bus stop if you are along the National Road especially in the morning.

Bus schedule

1am is the earliest.
Next bus every 1 hour
The last bus is at 10pm Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 11pm on Friday

Tip:
I preferred 1am schedule in going back as the travel time is reduced to 4 hours.
Bus stop is still in Lapaz, Tarlac.

Fare

240 php/ head - regular
20% off to students and senior citizens upon presenting valid ID


On my next blog post, I will update you with my travels in the Science City of Muñoz.

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Have a safe travel!

Sarah


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