Wondering how you can help amidst the pandemic? Here’s a way you can contribute to our manong drivers.

 

This pandemic has affected not just the health of the general public but our livelihoods as well. A big industry that was hit by the lockdown is the transportation sector and that includes our jeepney drivers. They lost their only means of income and they continue to struggle amidst the newly placed protocols they need to follow in order to drive again.

 

After almost 4 months, resumption of limited jeepney operations started last July 3. Around 6,000 approved traditional jeepneys are allowed back on the road as Metro Manila maintains its General Community Quarantine status.

 

Despite this, many drivers are still without jobs and are in need of assistance. Several concerned citizens and organizations push for initiatives that aim to raise funds for the jeepney drivers and their families. 

 

Here’s a list of donation drives you can send help to:

 

Alay Sining’s “Barya lang po sa umaga: Artista tulong sa balik pasada”

Alay Sining is currently hosting a fundraising event for jeepney drivers through a virtual exhibit. This will feature artworks that stand in solidarity with jeepney drivers in the call for #BalikPasada and the pressing issue of jeepney phaseout. Along with this, they are also selling items such as t-shirts, tote bags, and stickers designed by their own members.

 

˜Barya lang po sa umaga: Artista tulong sa balik pasada” is a week-long virtual exhibit that will feature contributions…

Posted by Alay Sining on Monday, June 29, 2020

 

Piston Philippine’s Donation Drive

This nationwide transport group calls for assistance in any form to help the drivers and their family who has lost their means of livelihood.

PISTON DONATION DRIVE

Tumatanggap ang PISTON ng anumang tulong at suporta para sa pamilya ng mga tsuper na halos…

Posted by Piston: Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

 

Barya Di Lamang sa Umaga

“Hanggang saan aabot ang bente mo?” asks this charity organization who created a fundraising initiative for the displaced jeepney drivers. This group led by students has already helped out many drivers including those who travel the routes UP-ikot, UP-PHILCOA, at UP-PHILTRANCO.

Lubos po naming pinasasalamatan ang lahat ng mga nagpaabot ng kanilang donasyon sa ikalawang linggo ng operasyon ng…

Posted by Barya Di Lamang sa Umaga on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

 

Tsuper Man: A Donation Drive for Calamba Jeepney Drivers

Through eye-catchy comic themed posters, this organization has reached out to people for donations that would benefit the Tsuper Men of barangay Halang, Calamba. Through the help of many individuals, the organization has now raised enough to send assistance to the other neighboring barangays.

Magandang araw po sa lahat!

Kami po ay kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ng donation drive para sa jeepney drivers sa Calamba…

Posted by Tsuper Man: A Donation Drive for Calamba Jeepney Drivers on Sunday, June 14, 2020

 

Read Also: List of fundraising efforts for our countrymen affected by the pandemic crisis

 

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