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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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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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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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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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BAYANING TSUPER WANTS CASH SUBSIDY FOR DRIVERS

Bayaning Tsuper (BTS), a road safety advocacy party-list, included continuing cash subsidy, housing, and legal counsel, among other, as its top legislative programs to enhance road safety stakeholders’ welfare. This, after it conducted a dialogue with the Alliance of Transport Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (ALTODAP), led by National President Boy Vargas, and […]

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GIVE CASH AID TO PUV DRIVERS NOW – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva lamented the delays in the disbursement of the cash aid under the Bayanihan laws which was meant for public utility vehicle (PUV) operators and drivers whose livelihood have been affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. At the budget hearing of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently, Villanueva pleaded with transport officials […]

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LET TRADITIONAL JEEPNEYS, UV EXPRESS RESUME OPERATIONS – PANGILINAN

With thousands of commuters still facing limited transport options amid the general community quarantine, Senator Kiko Pangilinan is urging the government to let traditional jeepneys and UV express units resume operations. “Araw-araw na kalbaryo ang nangyayari. Kapag pinayagan nang bumalik sa kalye ang jeepney at UV express, dalawang problema ang agad masosolusyonan: sasakyan para sa […]

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HOUSE MINORITY BACKS CONTINUED OPERATION OF MOTORCYCLE TAXIS – ABANTE

Let’s give our commuters in Metro Manila more options—not less.  This, according to House Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr., sums up the sentiments of the members of the Minority, who on Wednesday expressed their support for the continued operations of motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila and committed to work to pass a measure that […]