Here's How You Can Help Jeepney Drivers in Time for Father's Day
Especially since jeepneys aren't allowed to operate yet.
(SPOT.ph) While several public transportation options like trains and ride-sharing cars are now operational, jeepneys have yet to be allowed to ply the Metro's roads given the guidelines on social distancing. Some drivers have been able to get back on track by becoming delivery service partners, but others still need assistance while waiting for the go signal to get back on the road.
Here's one way you can lend a hand to jeepney drivers and their families affected by the quarantine: PAGASA, which stands for People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action, has launched an initiative to distribute "survival packs" to 200 "Tatay-Drivers" this Father's Day weekend.
According to PAGASA, this Father's Day initiative will cover jeepney drivers in Manila and Quezon City, as well as bus drivers and conductors in Muntinlupa.
Each survival pack is worth P700 and comes with rice, canned goods, instant coffee, powdered milk, sugar, bread, and vegetables enough to sustain a family for a week.
You can help fund the survival packs by donating via PAGASA's bank account as well as GCash or Paymaya.
You can learn more about their initiative for Father's Day by watching this video:
Aside from PUV drivers, the organization has also been active in helping out frontliners and minimum-wage earners.
For more information, visit PAGASA.ph's Facebook page.
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