PUV drivers, conductors receive cash aid on Maundy Thursday | Inquirer News

PUV drivers, conductors receive cash aid on Maundy Thursday

/ 03:45 PM April 09, 2020

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Jeepney drivers are among those gravely affected by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to arrest the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). —WILLIE LOMIBAO

aMANILA, Philippines — Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors were still able to receive financial aid as part of the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) as several Land Bank of the Philippines branches in Metro Manila remained open on Maundy Thursday morning.

The state-run bank offered services from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to accommodate SAP beneficiaries claiming the emergency subsidy, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr).


A tripartite memorandum between Land Bank, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) signed on April 3 enabled the government to provide cash assistance under SAP.


Tuwang-tuwa si Manong Driver ng matanggap ang cash assistance na galing sa Social Amelioration Program ng pamahalaan, na ipinamamahagi ngayon ng DSWD, DOTr-LTFRB at Landbank. Sa ilalim ng Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, mamamahagi ng cash assistance ang pamahalaan sa mga nangangailangan, kasama na ang mga drayber ng pampublikong sasakyan gaya ng jeepney, bus, taxi, at TNVS. ALAMIN kung maaari kayong mag-claim ng ayuda ngayong araw sa LINK na ito: https://tinyurl.com/SAPforDRIVERSTandaan, habang naghihintay ng ayuda, sundin ang social distancing o isang metrong agwat sa bawat isa. Ito ay upang makaiwas sa pagkalat ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).'Wag din kakalimutan ang mga requirements upang ma-release ang inyong ayuda. Ito ay ang inyong Driver’s License at photocopy nito na may dalawang pirma. Masaya po kaming makatulong sa inyo! Stay safe and healthy! God bless!#MatibayAngPilipino#COVIDlangtoPILIPINOtayo#DOTrPH🇵🇭#BAHAYmunaBUHAYmuna

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

About 18 million low-income Filipino families are set to receive P200 billion worth of cash aid under the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act. Those qualified as beneficiaries will get between P5,000 to P8,000; the amounts will be based on the prevailing wage rates in the regions where the beneficiaries live.

The DSWD meanwhile has already issued checks for the month of April to local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila who have completed the requirements for SAP.

Around 3.6 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program have also received cash grants worth P13.6 billion since April 3.

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