LTFRB Says Fuel Subsidy for PUV Drivers Expected to be Released Next Week

LTFRB Says PUV Drivers May Receive Fuel Subsidy Starting Next Week

LTFRB said that the fuel subsidy for public utility drivers is expected to be released by next week amid surging oil prices.

On Friday (November 5, 2021), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said that the public utility drivers may receive the funding for fuel subsidies if the Department of Transportation cascade the funds.

LTFRB made the announcement after the Philippine government approved the P1-billion fuel subsidy amid the increasing prices of petroleum products over the past few weeks.  LTFRB’s Technical Division chief Joel Bolano said that the fund will be disbursed under the agency’s Pantawid Pasada Program.

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“Hopefully, early next week baka mai-cascade na ang funds sa [Department of Transportation] at LTFRB, In parallel with that, naghahanda na ang LTFRB sa mga pangalan o listahan ng ating mga operator at ‘yun pong mga beneficiaries natin ganun din po ang guidelines kung paano ito ibibigay sa ating mga operator at driver,” Bolano said.

Bolano said that Filipino drivers were glad after the national government allowed the public transport to increase the passenger capacity up to 70 percent. He also instructed the drivers to remove the plastic barriers inside the public utility vehicles.

However, the agency told the public that passengers are required to obey the quarantine guidelines and health protocols especially the social distancing inside the vehicle.

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“Yung mga barrier natin sa mga pasahero, ‘yung in between po, pwede na pong tanggalin subalit ganun pa rin may social distancing,” Bolano added.

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