Malaking tulong din: Jeepney operators to get fuel vouchers

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The government is giving out fuel vouchers to jeepney operators and drivers to help them cope with the higher excise tax on fuel.

This after various government officials signed memorandum circular for the implementation of the “Pantawid Pasada” program on Wednesday, which aims to cover 179,852 public utility jeepneys with LTFRB franchises.

“The fuel vouchers will be given to qualified franchise holders of PUJs,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

He said the fuel subsidy would be distributed by LandBank in the form of debit cards.

Jeepney drivers will receive the subsidy in installments of P853 per month in the next six months.

The government has allocated P977 million for the first tranche of the program the year.