Old CPAC School Bus Gets a Makeover Featured
‘Jeepers’ has got new looks!
Fondly called by students as ‘Jeepers’, the 30-year old CPAC school bus has gotten a makeover when the administration took the initiative to give it a more pleasant look by repainting it to look like the two school buses purchased last year.
The bus was donated to CPAC during its pioneering years but was not in running condition. Mr. Amaro Mantos, then the newly-hired supervisor-mechanic at the motorpool in 1987, made it one of his first projects. He changed its old gasoline engine to diesel so it could run more efficiently and save much on fuel.
Since then, it has been doing its duty – bringing faculty and students to their off-campus engage-ments such as retreats, social outings, Christmas caroling, and funerals. It had conducted students in various field trips, canvassing works, and evangelistic efforts within Negros Island. It has even reached as far as Bukidnon and Davao with participants for a big denominational meeting on board. Today, it is the third bus used to conduct junior and senior high school students from Murcia to the campus and vice versa.
Moreover, ‘Jeepers’ has been a form of promotion for the college. While on the road, people easily recognize it as one of CPAC’s school buses because of its unique appearance. Its long existence and service has made it one of the icons of CPAC.