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Ayala, Robinsons malls waive PUV terminal fees during Metro Manila ECQ

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Ayala, Robinsons malls waive PUV terminal fees during Metro Manila ECQ

Ayala Malls photo from Wikicommons, Robinsons photo from Shutterstock

The government is also working with the two companies to use their facilities as vaccination sites for public transport drivers

Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators no longer have to pay for terminal fees in some malls while Metro Manila is under lockdown, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said.

In a statement Friday, August 6, LTFRB said that Ayala Malls and Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) agreed to defer charging PUV drivers and operators for the use of terminals in these Metro Manila malls.

Metro Manila, along with other areas, were placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to stop the spread of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, new coronavirus cases surged to over 10,000 – the highest since mid-April.

The coordination aimed to “ease the expenses” of drivers and operators now that Metro Manila is placed under a stricter quarantine restriction, the LTFRB said.

Ayala Malls and RLC are also working with the government to have their facilities used as vaccination sites for public transport drivers.

LTFRB said that drivers who would get inoculated in these malls would get discounts, incentives, and promos from the said companies. – Synara Villanueva/Rappler.com

Synara Villanueva is a Rappler intern. She is an incoming fourth year journalism student from the University of Santo Tomas.