LTFRB approves fare hike on jeepney, bus, taxi

Public fares will increase after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approves it this Friday. The fare increase includes transport network vehicle services (TNVS).

In a statement, the LTFRB announced that the minimum fare for the first four kilometers in traditional and modern jeepneys would be increased by P1.

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“Upon the effectiveness of the decision, the minimum fare for traditional public utility jeepney (TPUJ) will be P12, while for modern PUJ (MPUJ) will be at P14,” according to the LTFRB.

Aside from the increase in the minimum fare, there is an additional charge of P0.30 for each subsequent kilometer of the TPUJ trip. While an additional P0.40 per succeeding kilometer at MPUJ.

“Based on the increase, the fare for succeeding kilometer run TPUJ will be P1.80 from the current P1.50, while for MPUJ will be P2.20 from P1.80,” according to the LTFRB.

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Public utility buses (PUB) will add P2 to the base fare for the city and provincial buses for the first five kilometers. Meanwhile, P0.35 to P0.50 is added to the succeeding kilometer fare on this type of bus.

For taxis and TNVS, there is an additional P5.00 flag-down rate for them.

“Upon effectiveness of the decision, the minimum fare for taxis and Sedan-type TNVS will be P45, while AUV/SUV-type TNVS will be at P55. For hatchback-type TNVS, the flag down rate will be P35,” explained the LTFRB.

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LTFRB approves fare hike on jeepney, bus, taxi

“There will be no increase in the succeeding kilometers,” he added.

The new fare may be implemented in the first week of October or after 15 days when it is published in the newspapers.

According to the LTFRB, the 20% discount will remain for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and students.

Meanwhile, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr intends to give  allowance to government employees as part of their salary.

In Toni Gonzaga’s exclusive interview with the President that aired the other day, he said he wants to ensure every family has rice.

“In fact, I’m — maybe I can say it now, I’m going to initiate in our — at least for the government workers, the  allowance. Part of the is given, the payment is in rice so we can be sure that everybody, every family will have rice,” Marcos said.

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