Pasig City allocates P55.5M for 18,500 PUV drivers to assist them amid transportation shutdown

Pasig City allocates P55.5M for 18,500 PUV drivers to assist them amid transportation shutdown

- Pasig City will be spending around P55.5 million for public utility vehicle drivers as financial assistance

- There are about 18,500 drivers of tricycles and jeepneys in the city and each would receive P3,000 as financial assistance

- Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig has stated that they would be giving it by batches

- The mayor of Pasig has also been hailed by many netizens on social media due to his quick and precise response to the pandemic

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Pasig City will be giving financial assistance to PUV drivers since public transportation services have been suspended due to the enhanced community quarantine.

Mayor Vico Sotto tweeted on Thursday, March 26, that the city has 18,500 drivers of tricycles and jeepneys, as well as UV Express, and each of them would receive P3,000 each.

The cash assistance, according to Mayor Sotto, will be distributed by batches, starting March 30.

From the start of the coronavirus woes, Mayor Vico Sotto has been receiving a lot of great comments on social media.

As per many netizens, he showed leadership and decisiveness during this time of crisis.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems for commuters.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity.

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