Release of fuel subsidy cards cancelled for the week: LTFRB


Posted at Aug 02 2018 01:44 PM | Updated as of Aug 02 2018 06:08 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Thursday the distribution of fuel subsidy cards was cancelled for the week.

The release of Pantawid Pasada Fuel Cards will resume next week, the regulator said on Twitter.

The suspension was due to a "technical issue" encountered by the Landbank, the LTFRB and the Department of Transportation said in a joint statement released late Thursday. 

Landbank "gave an assurance that they will fix the matter the soonest time possible," the statement said. 

Some 179,000 jeepney operators will each receive a P5,000 fuel voucher to help them cope with rising pump prices, the LTFRB said earlier. 

-- with a report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News