SENATOR Grace Poe stressed on Wednesday that the government must lose no time in distributing the fuel subsidy to public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators as they grapple with the weekly spike in oil prices.
Along with tricycle drivers, Poe said, they expect to promptly get assistance after being asked to open e-wallet accounts that have yet to receive aid.
She further said the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) must address all strain sources to help reach qualified beneficiaries without further delay.
“We should not make our people wait any longer for the crucial assistance that they badly need at this time,” Poe stressed.
“With the election spending ban also lifted on the Service Contracting Program, we expect that more PUV drivers will be hired to give our commuters free rides on certain routes,” she added.
The senator further said that on-time payment of our drivers will clear a bump in the road on the rollout of this valuable service.