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DBM to allocate P3.9B for jeepney fuel subsidy in ’19

Jeepney drivers and operators will receive more than twice the fuel subsidy they are set to get this year after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said it would allocate P3.86 billion for the Pantawid Pasada program in 2019. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the proposed budget would provide P20,515 in fuel subsidy a year, or P1,710 per month, to each of about 200,000 beneficiaries in 2019. The fuel subsidy will cover the increase in the fuel expenses incurred by our jeepney drivers

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