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VILLAFUERTE: REALIGN FUNDS FOR LIBRENG SAKAY

Amid efforts by congressional leaders to fast-track the bicameral conference committee (bicam) deliberations on next year’s  proposed P5.26-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA), CamSur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is hoping this budget panel would be able to realign outlays for certain state offices and programs to bankroll, among others, the Libreng Sakay free bus and train rides in Metro Manila along with the […]

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BRING BACK LIBRENG SAKAY, PLATE NUMBER BUDGET – LEE

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee called on Congress to restore the requested budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for its Service Contracting program “Libreng Sakay”, and the proposed allocation of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to address its backlog on plate numbers. During his interpellation on the proposed 2023 DOTr budget, Lee underscored […]

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LEE: RESTORE LIBRENG SAKAY, LICENSE PLATES BUDGET

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert Lee called on his colleagues in Congress to grant the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) request for a P12 billion budget to continue the Libreng Sakay program, and P6.6 billion to address the backlog in releasing plate numbers. During the DOTr’s budget briefing, Lee noted that despite the 121.5% increase in their […]

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MMDA DEPLOYS ‘LIBRENG SAKAY’ BUSES, TRUCKS IN QC

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority beefed up its libreng sakay in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City to accommodate more commuters, especially students, days after in-person classes have resumed. During the actual dispatch, MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said that the agency is deploying seven buses and two military trucks to transport those commuting from Doña Carmen […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO DOTR, DBM: FUND LIBRENG SAKAY

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has pressed the Departments of Transportation (DOTr) and of Budget and Management (DBM) to work in tandem in scouring for fresh funds to keep the Libreng Sakay program going, especially after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. himself ordered on his first day in office the continuation of this free ride […]