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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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CABATBAT TO COMELEC: ALLOW FARMERS’ FUEL SUBSIDY

A party-list lawmaker representing the agriculture sector urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to reconsider its decision to deny the Department of Agriculture’s appeal for a spending ban exemption on the fuel subsidy for farmers and fisherfolk nationwide amid the increasing oil prices exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Magsasaka Representative Argel Cabatbat said the […]

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RESTORE FUEL SUBSIDY FOR PUV DRIVERS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva backed calls that fuel subsidies to public utility vehicles be taken out of the election public spending ban list. “The call of the hour is to step on the gas in distributing this aid, and not to step on the brakes,” Villanueva said. The veteran legislator also said that the similar distribution […]

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AYUDA FOR TRIKE DRIVERS, DELIVERY RIDERS URGED

Citing the urgency in providing the much-needed aid to all those affected in the transport sector, Senator Win Gatchalian called out the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and local government units (LGUs) to act with dispatch on the release and distribution of fuel subsidies to the 113,000 tricycle drivers and delivery services who are among the […]

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HONTIVEROS PUSHES FOR EXPANDED SERVICE CONTRACTING

Senator Risa Hontiveros said that the fuel aid to be distributed under the Pantawid Pasada Program will not be enough to keep the transport system running noting that the price hike in petroleum prices is seen to affect the sector for a prolonged period. “The increase in the budget for Pantawid Pasada to cover more […]

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FUEL SUBSIDY FOR FARMERS, FISHERS BEGINS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) started the roll-out of the fuel subsidy for farmers and fisherfolk during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Tacloban, Leyte. “We will start distributing the fuel discount cards to qualified corn farmers and fisherfolk in Leyte, where each will receive a total subsidy of P3,000,” said Agriculture Secretary William […]

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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: RELEASE ‘PANTAWID PALAOT’ FUEL SUBSIDY

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan sought an explanation from the Department of Agriculture on the delayed release of “Pantawid Palaot” or fuel subsidy to fishers and farmers as the biggest price increase in oil products took effect on March 15. “Matagal nang kailangan ng tulong pero walang dumadating,” Pangilinan said. Prices of diesel will […]

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GIVE FISHERFOLK P2-B FUEL SUBSIDY – VILLANUEVA

As boat fuel accounts for half of the operating cost of fishermen, the government should increase its planned gas subsidy to them, “to be drawn from windfall tax collection from higher fuel prices,” Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Sa isang pag-aaral, higit sa kalahati ng presyo ng mga isdang dagat tulad ng galunggong ay dahil po […]