14,131 drivers get P860M for contracted services
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday said 14,131 drivers nationwide had so far received payouts from the government’s service contracting program, or around a quarter of its initial target of 60,000 driver-beneficiaries.
As of June 10, the LTFRB has disbursed P859.9 million from the P5.58-billion budget for service contracting that the Department of Transportation received last year under the Bayanihan 2 law.
According to the LTFRB, 6,492 registered drivers also received P25,000 each as “onboarding incentive.”
—MARIEJO S. RAMOS
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