DoE: Fuel smart cards available until May 31
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Energy (DoE) expects to complete by the end of the month the distribution of fuel smart cards, each containing P1,050 worth of fuel subsidy, to jeepney drivers in Metro Manila.
In a statement, the DoE said the remaining unclaimed cards, which were issued by the national government under the P450-million “Pantawid Pasada” Program, would be available at various distribution centers in the metropolis only until May 31.
Apart from the main distribution center at Camp Crame, satellite centers have been put up to help expedite the processing and dissemination of cards.
The satellite distribution centers are located at the Alabang Central Terminal; 55 Yale St., Cubao, Quezon City; Manila City Hall satellite office in Divisoria (for Divisoria routes); Monumento Shell station on 2nd Avenue, Avenida Extension (from May 23 to May 26); Caltex station on Edsa and Pioneer Street (May 27, 30-31);
Baclaran-Sucat Terminal; Marikina-Agora Complex in Barangay Sto. Niño, Marikina City; Blumentritt-Aurora near Chinese General Hospital; Guadalupe barangay hall in Barangay Nuevo; and Novaliches mini-city hall, Jordan Plains, Barangay Sta. Monica.
The DoE reminded jeepney drivers that once they receive the cards, they should wait for one week or five working days before claiming the fuel subsidy at selected gas stations.
Energy Undersecretary Jose M. Layug Jr. earlier said it would take about two months from May 2 to complete the nationwide distribution of the fuel smart cards, which were meant to help the public transport sector cope with spiraling fuel prices.