The Victorias City Alliance of Tricycle Owners and Drivers Association (VCATODA) recently received financial assistance for members who are direly hit by the pandemic so they may be able to start alternative livelihood activities.
Javier “Javi” Benitez of Asenso Victorias met with the association officers and turned over the P200,000 financial aid for the group of tricycle owners and drivers of Victorias City.
“The transport sector in Victorias is one of the most affected during the pandemic,” Benitez said.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, the drivers shared that there are fewer passengers and their daily income has been greatly affected. There was a time when they could not go out to ply their routes because of restrictions and health protocol guidelines limited the number of passengers for every trip.
As the VCATODA thanked the young Benitez for his assistance, they said the aid will go a long way in helping the members jumpstart viable livelihood projects./WDJ