The Philippine Star

PUV operators get cash grants


Over 119,000 public utility vehicle (PUV) operators have received cash subsidy from the government as part of social ameliorati­on measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Land Transporta­tion Franchisin­g and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said P774 million has been released for its direct cash subsidy program.

The LTFRB reached 88 percent of the beneficiar­ies of the program.

Transport operators received P6,500 for each of their registered units.

“Minadali ng ahensiya ang pamimigay ng cash subsidy to help the PUV opertators displaced by the pandemic,” the LTFRB said.

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