Agencies urged to release gov’t subsidies to poor families
SENATOR Grace Poe on Monday said she would request concerned government agencies to immediately release the guidelines needed to provide subsidies to poor families and low-wage earners.
Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, said she would send the request to the Finance, Transportation, Energy, Labor, Social Welfare, and Education departments. The social mitigating measures are mandated under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law.
During the panel’s hearing in Albay last week, the Transport department admitted that they have yet to finalize the guidelines for the fuel voucher assistance to jeepney drivers, which should be distributed to 179,000 jeepney franchise holders.
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