Starting next week, the Cebu City Government will provide P5,000 in financial assistance and a P3/L fuel subsidy to public utility drivers in Cebu City.
Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco stated that the P100 million stimulus program for drivers will be taken from the city’s 2022 annual budget. P70 million would be set aside for the P5,000 monetary assistance for drivers, while the remaining P30 million would be allocated for their daily requirements, such as food and other necessities.
At least 5,000 public utility jeepneys (PUJ) and taxi drivers are prioritized to receive their share next week. During the second round of distribution, or until the funds are depleted, tricycle and habal-habal drivers will also receive help.
Drivers are also entitled to a fuel discount of P3 per liter. They just have to present their fuel cards issued by the Cebu City Government to avail.