Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers in Taguig City will receive a P4,000 financial assistance per month after their source of income was paralized by the suspension of mass transport services during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, city government said Friday.
The city government posted on social media that financial aid will be given to 15,000 members of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (JODA), Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) and Pedicab Operators and Drivers Association (PODA) in the next two months.
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The local government imposed a lockdown on March 17 which means going to and from Taguig City will be strictly regulated.
As of Thursday, the city has recorded 27 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, with two deaths. The city government is also keeping an eye on 132 persons under investigation and 93 persons under monitoring.