Phoenix Petroleum continues fuel subsidy for DOTr Free Ride Service Program until June 30
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc, in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is assuring medical frontliners that the fuel subsidy for participating vehicles included in the Free Ride Service for Health Workers Program will still continue until June 30.
The program, which assists the transportation needs of medical frontliners, subsidizes 30 liters of fuel a day to 60 private bus companies included in the DOTr Free Ride Service for Health Workers. This daily fuel distribution adds to a total of 1,800 liters per day, or an additional 27,000 liters until June 30.
To avail of the free fuel assistance, bus units under the Free Ride Service for Health Workers Program should at least complete two round trips on a given day. They are then given a voucher that will be certified and signed by the leaders in the different staging areas.
Participating bus units can then proceed to designated Phoenix Petroleum gas stations to avail of their free gas. These stations include PX RETAIL CODO-Timog and PNX RETAIL CODO-Bahay Toro in Quezon City; PNX RETAIL CODO-Mall of Asia in Pasay City; PNX AFA PSPC-NAIA Road in Parañaque City; PNX RETAIL CODO-Malanday 1 in Valenzuela; PNX RETAIL CODO-Potrero in Malabon; and PNX AFA PSPC-Filinvest-Northgate in Alabang, Muntinlupa.
Once the free fuel is availed, the voucher will be signed by an authorized representative at the assigned Phoenix Petroleum gas stations.
It may be recalled that Metro Manila and other selected areas in the country was placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on June 1.
“This assurance of a fuel subsidy by Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is a welcome development," said said DOTr Undersecretary for Administrative Service Artemio Tuazon Jr.
"Secretary Tugade, and the whole of DOTr, are grateful for the generosity of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines as it further extends its assistance until June 30. This fuel subsidy will enable us to help with the transportation needs of our health workers, especially now that the National Capital Region and its neighboring regions are under GCQ.”
The DOTr Free Ride Service for Health Workers Program started last March 18 this year. It's a joint effort between the DOTr and various government agencies, as well as private transport companies to ferry frontline health workers during the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until the present general community quarantine (GCQ).
Last May 30, the DOTr Free Ride for Health Workers Program exceeded the 1-million total ridership mark in the Philippines.
Photos from DOTr and Phoenix Petroleum Facebook pages