1.65M health work­ers given free rides

The DoTr Road Sec­tor re­ports it de­ployed 78 ve­hi­cles dur­ing last Mon­day’s Li­breng Sakay pro­gram

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - METRO -

The Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (DoTr) con­tin­ues with its Li­breng Sakay pro­gram for health work­ers, which is avail­able not just in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion, but also in Re­gions 1 to 12, Cordillera Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion and CARAGA re­gion.

The ser­vice is be­ing of­fered free in other ar­eas of the coun­try with the co­op­er­a­tion of the Land Trans­porta­tion Of­fice (LTO) and Land Trans­porta­tion Fran­chis­ing and Reg­u­la­tory Board (LTFRB).

On Mon­day, 21 Septem­ber, to­tal rid­er­ship reached 1,655,492. Of this to­tal, 492,176 are from Metro Manila and 1,163,316 are from the re­gions.

Mean­while, it is pos­si­ble to view the ex­act lo­ca­tion on­line of buses un­der the 20 routes of the Greater Manila Area due to the GPS lo­ca­tion tracker in­stalled in all units. This way, front­lin­ers can know the ex­act time a bus will be avail­able. This fea­ture is due to the co­op­er­a­tion of the DoTr with PLDT En­ter­prise and Vec­tras Inc.

The ex­act lo­ca­tion of buses can be viewed via the web­site and mo­bile app of Sakay.ph, as well as through Google Maps.

The DoTr Road Sec­tor re­ports it de­ployed 78 ve­hi­cles dur­ing last Mon­day’s Li­breng Sakay pro­gram.

In part­ner­ship with Petron Corp., DoTr is also pro­vid­ing a fuel sub­sidy to all trans­port com­pa­nies that are part of the pro­gram.

Like­wise, the toll fees of all med­i­cal work­ers on all ex­press­ways in Lu­zon are still free.

The free toll pro­gram is be­ing im­ple­mented in co­op­er­a­tion with the Toll Reg­u­la­tory Board.

The DoTr Free Ride for Health Work­ers Pro­gram is be­ing im­ple­mented by the DoTr with the co­op­er­a­tion of the Of­fice of the Pres­i­dent, House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Supreme Court, Of­fice of the So­lic­i­tor Gen­eral, Court of Ap­peals, Sandi­gan­bayan, De­part­ments of Pub­lic Works and High­ways, Health, In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources, and Trade and In­dus­try, Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice, Armed Forces of the Philip­pines, Com­mis­sion on Au­dit, LTO, LTFRB, Metropoli­tan Manila De­vel­op­ment Author­ity, Philip­pine Coast Guard and In­ter-Agency Coun­cil for Traf­fic.

Also work­ing with the gov­ern­ment in this ini­tia­tive are HM Trans­port, Di­a­mond V8, Pas­cual Liner, Pa­mana Trans­port, Jasper Jean, Gold­star, Philtranco, UBE Ex­press, DLTB, Gen­e­sis, Hi-Star, Thel­man Tran­sit, Ceres Trans­port, RRCG Trans­port, Jac Liner, Dagu­pan Bus, Star8, and Me­ga­world Corp. (Ci­tylink), Hino, Hyundai, uHop and Toy­ota Mo­tor Philip­pines.

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