According to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers are set to receive financial support from the government in line with the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III reportedly announced that the 435,619 beneficiaries are composed of 380,508 four-wheeled PUV drivers (jeepneys, buses, UV Express, transport network vehicle service, etc.) and 55,111 bikers from motorcycle ride-sharing apps. These numbers were based on the LTFRB’s data on active PUV drivers and operators such as holders of Certificate of Public Convenience, Delgra said.
Drivers are said to receive an amount of Php 5,000 to Php 8,000 each (depending on the maximum subsidy in the region) from the social amelioration program led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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Here are the said requirements for PUV drivers to be able to claim their cash aid:
- Lists of drivers are released by batch and only drivers whose names are included are allowed.
- Drivers must bring the following to the nearest branch of the Landbank of the Philippines (Landbank) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to receive the cash aid:
- Original driver’s license
- One (1) photocopy with two (2) signatures
- Even drivers with licenses that expired last Sept. 30, 2019 or later may still bring their license and a signed photocopy to get their cash aid.
- Drivers with confiscated licenses may instead bring the following:
- Temporary operator’s permit
- A signed government-issued ID
- A photocopy of the ID with two signatures
- Representatives will be allowed to receive the aid but they must bring the following:
- A letter of authority signed by the listed beneficiary
- Driver’s license or any government-issued ID of the beneficiary
- Photocopy of the ID with two (2) signatures
- One (1) valid government-issued ID of the representative
- Those unable to collect their cash are said to still be allowed as they will be added to the succeeding list of beneficiaries.
The list of beneficiaries has reportedly been centralized to ensure that they may collect at any Landbank branch while also ensuring that those who have collected will be recorded and will be removed from succeeding lists.
“Maaasahan niyo po na even tomorrow, hopefully, next week, mapabibilis na po natin ang pamimigay. Hindi lang over-the-counter, kundi pati electronic fund transfer,” Delgra said in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to expedite the distribution of cash aid.
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