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Healthcare, essential workers continue to get free transpo

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) inked Phase II of the Service Contracting Program with qualified public utility vehicle operators in the region to continue to provide healthcare and essential workers free transportation.

“Sa pamamagitan ng muling paglunsad natin ng service contracting program nagpapatuloy ang pagbibigay natin ng insentibo sa ating mga kababayan na operator and driver. Dahil sa programang ito, patuloy pa rin ang libreng sakay para sa healthcare workers at essential workers,” said Transport Secretary Arthur P. Tugade in a video message during the launching of new sets of modernized public utility vehicles, October 8, here.

(With the re-launch of the service contracting program, we continue to provide incentives to our fellow operators and drivers. Because of this program there will still be free rides for healthcare workers and essential workers)

Tugade cited how the transport sector’s participation is a big help to the economy and commended the group for signing the agreement.

This signifies, he shared, that the group wants to ensure safe, and efficient service to the riding public especially to healthcare workers amid pandemic.

The transport group that signed the agreement and had launched their modernized public utility vehicles are the Baungon Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BATRANS-MPC), and Consuelo Magsaysay Gingoog United Drivers Transport Service Cooperative (CMGUDTSC).

On the other hand, through the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) three more transport cooperatives launched their new sets of modernized public utility vehicles namely the Baungon Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Consuelo Magsaysay Gingoog United Drivers Transport Service Cooperative, and Bukidnon Transport and Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

The new and modern PUVs will provide safe, comfortable, and clean transport for the commuting public. 

“We are now venturing into a much larger, never been done before modernization program that cut across the mode of public transport, from buses, PUJ, taxis even trucks for hire which has not been done before by previous administration, not until now due to the political will of Mayor Rudy Duterte,” said LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin B. Delgara III. (JAKA/PIA-10)