Public Utility Vehicle drivers dismayed over ECQ extension

Public Utility Vehicle drivers dismayed over ECQ extension

TAXI and jeepney drivers in Quezon City express frustration over the supposed extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila until May 31.

 

According to them, they are already suffering a lot since they didn’t have an alternative source of income to sustain their daily needs.

 

For Mr. Arman, a jeepney driver, he wishes that the ECQ will end because just like the others, he didn’t have an alternative source of income especially now that his wife is pregnant and should be provided with her basic needs.

 

PUV driver
Mr. Arman, a jeepney driver, wishes that the ECQ will end because just like the others, he didn’t have an alternative source of income.

 

He also added that if they will be allowed to operate again, they hope for a fare increase since only half of the passenger capacity is allowed to ride the vehicle.

 

He also wished that crude oil will be free of charge so that they will not have to spend a lot of money.

 

To recall, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that private vehicles are still not allowed to operate if the area is under modified enhanced community quarantine.

 

Buses, as well as jeepneys and taxis, are also included in the prohibition.

 

Roque also cited that the Metro Rail Transit, Light Rail Transit, and Philippine National Railways are also not allowed to operate under MECQ.

 

Bicycles, motorcycles, and e-scooter meantime are allowed but letting another person ride is strictly not allowed.

 

Metro Manila will undergo modified enhanced community quarantine from May 16 until May 31.

 

SMNI NEWS

 

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