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GATCHALIAN TO LTFRB: FAST TRACK PANTAWID PASADA

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to speed up the efficient distribution of fuel subsidies to the targeted beneficiaries in the public transport sector. Gatchalian made the call as he is set to pursue the provision of the third tranche of the fuel subsidy program to provide economic relief […]

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GIVE PUV DRIVERS MORE CASH AID – VILLANUEVA

Senators made a call to expedite assistance to drivers and operators of public utility vehicles (PUV), amid the latest big-time oil price hike implemented by oil companies. Senator Joel Villanueva urged the government to hasten the distribution of assistance for both the transport and agriculture sectors. Villanueva pushed for an additional P2 billion assistance on top of […]

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LEGISLATED FUEL SUBSIDY FOR PUV DRIVERS PUSHED

A drivers’ party-list group has vowed to push for the continuation of insurance and fuel subsidy for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers if elected to Congress in the May 9 elections. Dumper PTDA (Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights – Philippines Taxi Drivers Association) Representative Claudine Diana Bautista-Lim said they are proposing the institutionalization […]

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LACK OF DATABASE DELAYS FUEL ‘AYUDA’ DISTRIBUTION

The lack of an existing database has been the cause of delay in the distribution of the government’s fuel subsidy program, Senator Win Gatchalian said. “Hanggang ngayon ay marami pang hindi nakakakuha ng ayudang ito halos tatlong linggo na mula nang magsimulang mamigay ng Pantawid Pasada dahil na rin sa kawalan ng listahan ng mga […]

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RUSH ‘PANTAWID PASADA’ DISTRIBUTION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged concerned agencies to ramp up the distribution of fuel subsidies under the Pantawid Pasada Program to the targeted beneficiaries to alleviate the impact of oil price hikes imposed by oil companies. “Katapusan na ng buwan at nakatakda nang ibigay ngayong Abril ang ikalawang bugso ng Pantawid Pasada. Sa takbo ng mga […]

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GIVE PUV DRIVERS FUEL SUBSIDY NOW – ROBES

A lawmaker called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to immediately release the earmarked P5 billion worth of fuel subsidies to mitigate the effect of runaway fuel prices on public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators. In filing House Resolution 2515, San Jose del Monte City […]

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PANGILINAN: GIVE FARMERS, DRIVERS FUEL SUBSIDY

As oil prices surge higher, vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan demanded the immediate release of the P8 billion in fuel subsidy to farmers, fisherfolk, and drivers allocated in the 2022 national budget. Pangilinan, who expanded the coverage of the fuel subsidy program in the General Appropriations Act of 2022 to include taxi, tricycle, and ride-hailing […]

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CONTINUE PANTAWID PASADA PROGRAM — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is planning to file a bill institutionalizing the Pantawid Pasada Program to address the adverse effects of oil price hikes, particularly among the vulnerable sectors such as the public transport. “This is a tried and tested program already. We have done it in the past, in many of the aberrations in world […]

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MANILA OPENS DRIVE-THRU VAX SITE FOR PUV DRIVERS

Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers now have easier access to booster shots as the city government of Manila opened a drive-thru vaccination exclusively for their use at the Bagong Ospital ng Maynila. PUV drivers can also bring along their family members eligible for booster shots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, with 1,000 […]

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‘AYUDA’ FOR DRIVERS OF TRIKES, CABS — PANGILINAN

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is pushing for the inclusion of other public utility drivers as beneficiaries of the government’s Fuel Subsidy Program, which will receive an additional P5 billion fund next year. At the Senate deliberations on the 2022 budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Monday, November 22, Pangilinan was also able to secure a […]