The Land Bank of the Philippines said it would implement additional measures to strictly enforce social distancing in its branches as it continues to release the P8,000 cash assistance to a total of 36,946 drivers of public utility vehicles in the National Capital Region.
In a statement, Landbank said it is strictly observing social distancing inside and within the premises of its branches nationwide.
The state-owned bank said it has already coordinated with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, concerned local government units, and the National Police for assistance in crowd management, and to help safeguard the welfare of its clients against the coronavirus disease pandemic.
The LTFRB and Landbank also agreed to release to at least 500 beneficiaries per branch every day to control the queuing system and waiting time.
The bank started distributing the cash grants last April 7, 2020.
After the Holy Week, an unusually large volume of drivers rushed to Landbank branches to claim their cash grants, which is part of the social amelioration program of the national government in line with the implementation of Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”.
The financial assistance is in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the LTFRB for the distribution of emergency subsidy to qualified drivers of Transport Network Vehicle Service, Public Utility Jeeps, UV Express, Public Utility Bus s), Point-to-Point Bus, Taxi, School Transport, Tourist Transport, and Motorcycle Taxi.