To ramp-up support for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers amid rising fuel prices, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) started distributing fuel subsidy worth P1,000 each to qualified tricycle drivers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions I and III, on 10 January 2023.
In partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Local Government Units (LGUs), LANDBANK and LTFRB will disburse a total of P10.3 million to an initial 10,343 eligible tricycle drivers under the LTFRB’s Fuel Subsidy Program.
“LANDBANK is committed to complete the distribution of fuel subsidy to all eligible tricycle beneficiaries in the most immediate time. We are one with our national and local partners in providing immediate support interventions to PUV drivers nationwide,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
All eligible tricycle drivers under the Fuel Subsidy Program, as identified by the DILG and LTFRB, can claim their subsidies via over-the-counter (OTC) transactions at designated LANDBANK branches nationwide.
A representative from the concerned LGU will be present during the scheduled distribution of the fuel subsidy to verify the eligibility of the beneficiaries.
To ensure the orderly distribution of the fuel subsidy, the LTFRB, DILG, and concerned LGUs informed the tricycle driver-beneficiaries prior to the payouts of the details of the distribution, such as the schedule of the distribution, the designated LANDBANK servicing branch nearest the beneficiary to facilitate the distribution, and the requirements to be presented to claim the fuel subsidy.
The complete list of LANDBANK servicing branches and other reminders have also been posted on LANDBANK’s official social media channels, including Facebook @landbankofficial, Twitter @LBP_Official, and the LANDBANK Viber Community.
In partnership with various government agencies, LANDBANK is the national government’s primary distribution arm for financial interventions as part of its commitment to serving the nation.