Compliance of the law brings good karma, and tricycle franchise owners who took heed of the city government’s call to renew their franchises are about to receive their share of good karma as they will be entitled to receive gasoline assistance from the national government thru the “Pantawid Pasada Program” of the Department of Energy (DOE). Zamboanga City Mayor Celso L. Lobregat broke the good news yesterday but stressed that only those who beat the deadline for franchise registration and renewal last May 2 will benefit from the assistance. Lobregat did not yet divulge the details of the assistance as he has yet to meet with the Department of Interior and Local Government to discuss the salient details of the program. “For the details of the program we will still meet with DILG again. The local government will help in the implementation of the program because the national government cannot do it on its own on a nationwide scale”, Lobregat said.
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