A jeepney driver in Imus, Cavite, has earned only loose change despite working all day long amid the general community quarantine.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, GMA News reporter Bernadette Reyes shared that Mang Angelo’s earnings for the day were barely enough to support his family.
Apart from downsizing his passengers due to social distancing, Mang Angelo also couldn’t extend his trip to his usual route in Bacoor, since the area was still under modified enhanced community quarantine.
Mang Angelo said he was lucky if he could hand over a P200 “boundary” payment to his operator and have P100 left for his family.
Public utility vehicles have been allowed to operate in Cavite in areas under the general community quarantine.
However, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), authorities have allowed jeepney drivers to resume their trips provided they limit their passenger capacity to 50 percent. – Kaela Malig/RC, GMA News