Early Years: In the Name of Victory

Inspired from the Americans who made ‘victory’ a household word after the war, Jose, with the help of his friend, Santiago Crisostomo, registered ‘Victory Liner’ under the name of Marta, his wife. Jose commissioned another friend, Po Chuan, to build a truck that was open on both sides to accommodate more passengers.

The first terminal was located along Azcarraga (now Claro M. Recto Avenue) corner Juan Luna Street in Divisoria with a bus route to and from Batangas Pier to Divisoria, and later, Olongapo. Jose was the first driver and mechanic, while Leonardo took on the role of the conductor.