Nasa 40,000 PUV drivers, maaari nang tumanggap ng ayuda mula sa pamahalaan — LTFRB
Robie de Guzman • April 8, 2020 • 1768
MANILA, Philippines – Maaari nang makatanggap ng ayuda mula sa pamahalaan ang nasa 40,000 public utility vehicle drivers sa Metro Manila na naapektuhan ng enhanced community quarantine kontra novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Ayon sa Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), ang mga kwalipikadong tumanggap ng cash assistance ay maaari nang pumunta sa pinakamalapit na branch ng LandBank ngayong Miyerkules simula alas-8:30 ng umaga hanggang alas-tres ng hapon.
Bago pumunta sa bangko, dapat munang siguruhin kung kasama sa listahan ng mga mabibigyan ng ayuda.
Kung nakalista ang pangalan sa inilabas na datos ng LTFRB, kailangang dalhin ang mga sumusunod na requirements para makuha ang ayuda:
Kopya ng driver’s license na may dalawang pirma.
Kung nakumpiska naman ang lisensiya, dapat dalhin ang mga sumusunod:
Temporary Operator’s permit
Government-issued ID na may pirma at litraro
Kopya ng kanilang ID na may dalawang pirma.
Para naman sa PUV drivers na expired nang hindi lalampas sa September 30, 2019 ang lisensya, mangyaring magdala lamang ng mga sumusunod:
Kopya ng lisensiya na may dalawang pirma
Para naman sa mga drayber na hindi makakapunta sa bangko pero nais magpadala ng representative na kaanak o kapwa drayber para i-claim ang ayuda, dapat dalhin ang mga sumusunod:
Letter of Authority na may pirma ng benepisyaryo
Driver’s license o government-issued ID ng benepisyaryo
Kopya ng driver’s license o government-issued ID na may dalawang pirma ng benepisyaryo
Valid government-issued ID ng representative
Kaninang tanghali, sinabi ng LTFRB na aabot na sa 1,000 PUV driver ang nakapag-avail ng cash assistance.
Nilinaw naman ng ahensiya na partial pa lang ang inilabas nilang listahan ng pangalan ng PUV drivers para sa Metro Manila.
Pinapayuhan ang PUV drivers na maghintay ng susunod na anunsiyo para sa bagong batch ng mabibigyan ng ayuda.
Una nang naglabas ang LTFRB ng listahan ng mahigit sa 4,000 Transport Network Vehicle Service drivers sa Metro Manila na kwalipikado sa cash subsidy program.
Mahigit sa 400,000 drivers ang target na mabigyan ng pinansiyal na ayuda sa gitna ng COVID-19 crisis.
Ang cash assistance para sa mga drayber ng pampublikong sasakyan na hindi makapasada dahil sa quarantine ay ibinibigay ng pamahalaan sa ilalim ng social amelioration program na nakasaad sa Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
Bahagi ito ng P200 bilyong subsisidiya na inilaan ng pamahalaan para sa mga mahihirap na pamilyang lubhang naapektuhan ng COVID-19 quarantine.
Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ang naatasang manguna sa pamamahagi nito, katuwang ang LTFRB, Department of Transportation, at ang LandBank.
MANILA, Philippines — The MRT management will limit the number of trains in operation starting July 6.
This after a number of its personnel tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total of positive cases to 127, a Department of Transportation (DOTr) advisory said.
Initial report said the 127 cases consist of 124 Sumitomo Depot personnel and 3 MRT-3 Depot personnel who will be placed under mandatory quarantine and medication.
DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said that with the guidance of the IATF-EID and upon the advice of Sumitomo-MHI, MRT-3 will be able to continue operations, with the possibility of reducing capacity or with fewer trains.
“Sumitomo requested to discuss on a day-by-day basis the level of operations that they can sustain as results of the mass swab testing continue to be released. In the meantime, Sumitomo advised that they are able to continue with operations to service MRT-3’s tens of thousands of passengers, although at a reduced level,” said Usec Batan.
“While we try to do our best to keep the same maintenance performance through this week, we would like to discuss with DOTr MRT3 office day by day, how much maintenance level we would be able to keep, in view of the number of COVID-19 infected people,” said Masanori Honda of Sumitomo.
The advisory also said that “to augment MRT-3’s further reduced capacity due to the quarantine of some of its depot personnel, DOTr will be boosting its Bus Augmentation Program and EDSA Busway service, in coordination with the DOTr Road Sector, LTFRB, and MMDA.”
“Per guidance of the IATF-EID, additional measures and precautions will be taken during MRT-3’s reduced operations, including requiring full PPE for stations and depot personnel, limiting movement of depot personnel to their immediate areas of responsibility, increased disinfection activities, and heightened monitoring and screening of symptoms among all personnel,” the advisory further read.
Meanwhile, MRT reminds the public that it will suspend operation on July 4 and 5 to give way to their rail replacement activities. —(with details from Joan Nano) /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has finally given traditional jeepneys the green light to partially resume operations in Metro Manila starting Friday (July 3).
Under LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2020-026, traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJ) will be allowed in 49 selected routes in the National Capital Region (NCR) throughout implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ).
Each unit will have a corresponding QR code on display in lieu of a special permit.
Operators are advised to secure said QR Code through the LTFRB website at www.ltfrb.gov.ph.
Only PUJS that are registered ‘roadworthy’ and with valid Personal Passenger Insurance Policy will be allowed to operate.
Likewise, no fare increase will be applied unless approved by the Board and the existing fare of P9.00 for the first four kilometers and P1.50 for succeeding kilometer(s) should be followed.
Drivers and operators are still required to comply with a series of health safety measures, such as checking of body temperature, wearing masks and gloves at all times, and operating at a maximum of 50% capacity to make sure physical distancing is observed.
A fare dropbox is encouraged to limit personal contact with passengers.
Also, passengers are required to fill out passenger contact forms for contact tracing purposes and should wear masks at all times.
According to LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra, they have already identified 30 routes for traditional PUJs which are scheduled to open within the week.
Delgra, however, reminds traditional jeepney drivers who will be allowed to resume operations to secure a special permit in addition to their vehicles passing the emission and road worthiness test.
UV Express service units began plying major roads again in Metro Manila on Monday (June 29) to augment the limited transportation under the general community quarantine (GCQ) in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Modern jeepneys have also been allowed to operate, prompting critics to allege that the LTFRB was using the COVID-19 pandemic to push the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program; an allegation which LTFRB has denied. MNP (with inputs from Joan Nano)
UNTV is a major TV broadcast network with 24-hour programming. An Ultra High Frequency station with strong brand content that appeal to everyone, UNTV is one of the most trusted and successful Philippine networks that guarantees wholesome and quality viewing experience.