Manila, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved a fare hike in all public transportation on Friday, September 16.
Following the petitions from transportation groups, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board approved a fare hike in jeepneys, buses, taxis, and Transport Network Vehicle Services. The agency demands fare increases as oil prices continue to rise.
As per the board’s approval, P1 was approved for traditional public utility jeepneys (TPUJ) and modern public utility jeepneys (MPUJ) for the first four kilometers.
TPUJ’s will have a minimum base fare of P12 while MPUJ’s will have a minimum base fare of P14.
With the approved fare hike, TPUJ fares will now increase from P1.50 to P1.80 for subsequent kilometers run, while MPUJ fares will increase from P1.80 to P2.20.
LTFRB approved a P2 uniformed base fare increase for the public utility buses for the city and provincial buses, followed by a P0.35 to P0.50 per kilometer increase depending on the type of bus.
Meanwhile, LTFRB also approved the increase of base fares by P5 for taxis and other transport network vehicle services.
The minimum fare for taxis and sedan-type TNVS will be P45 when the decision takes effect, while AUV/SUV-type TNVS will be P55.
The base fare rate for hatchback-type TNVS will be P35, with no increase in subsequent kilometers.
The 20% discount for seniors, people with disabilities, and students will remain in effect.
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