To maintain its support for the Free Ride Service for Health Workers program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Cleanfuel has extended its fuel subsidy assistance to bus units participating in the program until 31 May 2020 or for the duration of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) period in Metro Manila.
The oil company said it has extended its free fuel assistance to participating bus units following the decision of Malacañang to place Metro Manila and other ‘high risk’ areas under a modified ECQ until May 31. Cleanfuel’s oil fuel subsidy assistance was supposed to end today, May 15, when the implementation of ECQ was initially scheduled to be lifted.
To help bus companies save on fuel expenses while taking part in efforts to transport frontline health workers to their respective medical communities, Cleanfuel will continue to provide 810 liters of fuel daily for 16 bus units. Since the implementation of the oil company’s fuel subsidy program on 08 April 2020, Cleanfuel has allotted over 50 liters of free fuel per bus unit each day. This will result to a total of 44,450 liters of donated fuel until May 31.
Transportation Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark Steven Pastor welcomes Cleanfuel’s decision to sustain its support to the DOTr’s Free Ride Service for Health Workers program as the country continues to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Participating bus units in the Free Ride Service for Health Workers program can avail of the extended fuel assistance at Cleanfuel stations in Metro Manila.
Since its launch on March 18, the DOTr’s Free Ride Service for Health Workers program has already reached a total ridership of 750,866 nationwide as of 12 May 2020. Of this number, 153,846 are from the National Capital Region, while 597,020 are from other regions outside of Metro Manila.