PUJ drivers line up to get P2,000 cash aasistance at the Lubao town hall. Contributed photo
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The local government unit of Lubao on Friday released P3 million as financial aid to drivers of public utility vehicles.
Mayor Esmeralda G. Pineda led the distribution of cashassistance to 1,505 drivers belonging to jeepney and tricycle associations in her municipality.
The assistance was part of the LGU’s effort to mitigate the effects of the community quarantine that prohibited drivers of passenger vehicles from plying their routes. Each driver received P2,000 each in the one-day activity held at the municipal hall.
“These drivers have not been able to work because of the travel restriction so we decided to give them assistance to help their families even just during this pandemic,” Pineda said.
Only drivers who are duly registered in the various jeepney or tricycle operators and drivers associations (JODAs and TODAs), along with drivers of vehicles servicing employees of Superl Philippines, qualified for the assistance.
The assistance to drivers came after the second wave of relief operations conducted in the town’s 44 barangays, which Pineda personally supervised. — Bayan ng Lubao