More than 600k trike drivers nationwide to get fuel subsidy — DILG

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MANILA — According to the Department of Interior and Local Government, a total of 617,806 qualified tricycle drivers across the country are set to receive fuel cash subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada Program for Tricycle Drivers to help offset increasing fuel prices amid the pandemic.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año stated that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will disburse the fuel subsidy either through the beneficiaries’ e-wallet accounts, branches of the Landbank of the Philippines, or off-site payout by the local government units.

“We hope that through this fuel subsidy, the suffering of tricycle drivers caused by the continuous increase in crude oil prices and slowdown in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be alleviated. This is the government’s way of showing its concern for our tricycle drivers,” said Año.

Over 148k trike drivers disqualified

The subsidy will be distributed in three batches.

The first batch is for the 539,395 trike drivers who provided e-wallet account. The second batch is for the 73,233 drivers who will avail over-the-counter transactions at the Land Bank of the Philippines branch that is most convenient to them. The third batch consists of 5,178 drivers who will be paid on-site at the LGUs.

“There was validation and verification to ensure that the recipients of the fuel subsidy are the legitimate ones who are franchised and not colorum, have a license, and have submitted the requirements by the deadline given by the government,” he said.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.