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SUPERLINES TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, INC. (STCI) began with a single unit minibus running the ATIMONAN–LUCENA ROUTE. It was the start of an exciting journey that would lead to its being the biggest bus company currently servicing the BICOL REGION as well as select areas of QUEZON PROVINCE.

The visionary behind the company, MANOLET ORTIZ LAVIDES, then a young entrepreneur, founded SUPERLINES TRANSPORTATION, in JANUARY 1975, at ATIMONAN, QUEZON. Initially acquiring a brand new thirty five (35) seater Mazda minibus, the bold and energetic manager began plying the ATIMONAN–LUCENA ROUTE. It did not take long before he added another thirty five (35) seater minibus, and subsequently three (3) more forty five (45) seater units, this time to operate the new LUCENA–CALAUAG LINE.

Following the acquisition of ten (10) units and additional franchises in mid–1975, MANOLET LAVIDES repositioned the company from a single proprietorship into a family corporation, with himself administrating the duties of President and General Manager. He relinquished these responsibilities once he was elected to the legislative office of Congress in 1989. At present, he remains STCI’s Consultant and Chairman of the Board.

Growing from strength to strength and with the granting of another new franchise in 1977, STCI began operating the CUBAO–SANTA ELENA, CAMARINES NORTE LINE with a further ten (10) minibuses. This providentially advanced the company’s growing presence in the BICOL REGION.

In 1978, STCI was again granted the CUBAO–DAET, CAMARINES NORTE LINE franchise. The company consequently fielded fifteen (15) Isuzu buses with longer and wider bodies. Moreover answering to the business sector’s call for an upgraded means of travel, STCI purchased deluxe, air–conditioned buses which concretized its continuing commitment to providing accessible quality transport services across the board. 


From 1987 to 1989, STCI procured thirty (30) Nissan units; and from 1989 to 1991, twenty six (26) Leyland Tiger units from India joined the STCI flagship. In 1992, an unprecedented fifty (50) CQR Isuzu 6RBI units were obtained directly from Tokyo. And yet again breaking new ground from 1993 to 1994, STCI invested in twenty (20) Japanese made units at a cost of P3.5 million per unit, totalling sixty five (65) units imported to Manila for less than a year.

Since then, at least twenty (20) units have been added to the entire fleet each year. STCI’s expansion efforts not only made possible transporting the masses to and from their respective destinations; it afforded valuable employment opportunities for drivers, staff, operations managers and assistants, to carry out numerous transit related tasks in various depots.

Presently at the helm are 2nd generation nephews who have taken STCI into the millennium with hundreds of units operating from Cubao, Quezon City, to all municipalities in the 2nd (from Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariyaya, Lucena City, and Pagbilao) and 4th districts (covering Atimonan, Gumaca, Lopez, Calauag, and Tagkawayan); and the Bondoc Peninsula region (Padre Burgos, Agdanganan, Unisan, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Mulanay) all the way to San Francisco. An alternative route furthermore passes San Narciso toward San Andres. STCI has also expanded its undertaking to Mercedes, Labo, Talisay, Vinzons, Paracale, Panganiban, and Capalonga, all in Camarines Norte.

STCI has furthermore stretched its enterprise towards Camarines Sur. From the preliminary Cubao to Naga route. The company provides transport services to the Sabang Partido region, including Caramoan and Garchitorena. It anticipates reaching the town of Siruma, also in the province of Camarines Sur anytime soon.

Going further south of Bicol, STCI has broadened its presence all the way to Tiwi, Albay, as well as pioneering the transport route in the whole southern coast of Balatan, Pantao, Cabarian toward Pio Duran, all in the province of Albay.

With pending negotiations for new franchises at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), STCI aims to penetrate the Visayas region and hopefully reach the far flung areas of Mindanao where there is a great need for a reliable and safe public transport system.

STCI is proudly Filipino owned and Filipino run.