Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig is set to hand out financial assistance to public utility vehicle drivers that have been struggling to make ends meet with the community quarantine. PUV drivers are one of the most disenfranchised due to the lack of movement within the area as well as the nature of their income generation.
Mayor Vico estimates the handout to cost around 55 million pesos overall. These estimations are set to cover 5,800 jeepney drivers, 12,000 tricycle drivers, and 700 UV drivers.
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The distribution is set to begin next Monday, March 29.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT DRIVERS AFFECTED BY THE COMMUNITY QUARANTINE.
(5,800 jeepney drivers + 12,000 tricycle drivers + 700 UV drivers)
total of 55.5M.
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) March 26, 2020
Mayor Vico has been one of the most lauded politicians in the country, in most part due to the policies he has implemented to ensure the safety and comfort of the citizens in Pasig City while the community quarantine is being observed.
(Photo source: Instagram – @vicosotto)