Gawin nang legal: Len Alonte wants amnesty program for ‘colorum’ jeeps
Laguna Rep. Len Alonte has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to implement an amnesty program for “colorum” jeeps which are not plying their routes as a prelude to the implementation of the Pantawid Pasada Program.
Alonte said the amnesty program will enable drivers and operators of “colorum” jeeps to legalize their status so they can qualify for the assistance given by the DOTr.
“Gawing scholars iyong mga mas batang drivers. The younger drivers can be included in any of the appropriate college education scholarship and assistance programs so they can continue their studies in the state college or university nearest their residence,” she said in a statement.
Alonte, however, said applicants must meet certain conditions and strictly adhere to performance commitments to continue availing themselves of the amnesty.
Among the requirements that Alonte suggests for the amnesty include enrollment in the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, which includes the turnover of old jeep units to the government.
“DOTr can work with the SSS, PAG-IBIG, PhilHealth, and DSWD to come up with ways to provide service coverage to PUJ operators and drivers who have the franchises and who are in the amnesty program,” she said.
Alonte also asked the DOTr to equip the e-jeepneys with smart card readers and QR code scanners “so some passengers can make electronic payments for their jeepney fares and so students can use the DOTr student IDs doubling as smartcards.”
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