The PUV drivers are among those whose livelihood is affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SAP subsidy is under the Department of Social Welfare and Development in coordination with the respective local government units.
Based on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) - endorsed list, a total of 4,495 drivers will receive two-month subsidy at P5, 500.00 per month.
Baguio has the most number of recipients with 2,456 followed by Benguet with 1,585; Kalinga, 175; Abra, 135; Mountain Province, 98; Apayao, 36, and Ifugao, 10.
LTFRB Regional Director Lalaine Sobremonte stressed that for the driver to qualify, he or any member of his family must not have received any amelioration subsidy from the government.
In adherence to health protocols and to prevent congestion in the area, the LTFRB set a daily schedule for the recipients from September 15 – 18.
As posted in the LTFRB CAR (Ltfrb Car) official facebook page, the schedule of pay-out in alphabetical order based on family name could be accessed in the following links: ABAD - CARTONEROS https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zq6gliUyV-EY_9i_lmedGzkeBMMQtR90/view?usp=sharing
IGARTA - PALENG https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lv6ED0lpK7LL0SJR8-_9gImY65S-TKtI/view?usp=sharing' and
PALGUE - ZARATE https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dt3Cu0zUf7KgEpbK2cT-gTThQeCaqPly/view?usp=sharing
To be presented during the pay-out are professional driver’s license ID, any government issued ID and Affidavit of Undertaking for notarization with template downloadable and accessed in the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fKeINCmC5qv2wRg6yIPSbucDciPLUC5o/view.
If the recipient is a senior citizen, residing in an area declared as lockdown, disabled or cannot personally receive the subsidy, a special power of attorney is required, Sobremonte said. The authorized representative has to bring along original and photocopy of driver’s license of the qualified beneficiary, original and photocopy of ID of the representative.
Only those scheduled within the day and time will be entertained. Likewise the “No face mask, No face shield” policy will be strictly enforced during the pay-out schedule.
For Baguio-Benguet PUV drivers, the venue for the SAP pay out will be at the Lualhati Gym across The Mansion in Baguio City. (JDP/SCA-PIA CAR)
By Susan C. Aro