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Transport Groups Asks LTFRB To Return Minimum Fare of Jeepneys to P10

LFTRB – Transport group appealed to LTFRB to return the minimum fare of jeepneys to P10.

The Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is responsible for the enforcing, monitoring, administering, promulgating and regulations of public vehicle services.

The agency is in charge of regulating public transportations and granting accreditations and franchise to buses, jeepneys, taxis etc.

LTFRB Jeepney
Photo Source: Manila Bulletin

Following a previous article, the LTFRB lowered down the fare on jeepneys last December 3, 2018. The rollback is due to the decrease in the price of crude last October 2018.

Meanwhile, a transport group asked the agency to return the minimum jeepney fare of P10.

LTFRB Jeepney 1
Photo Source: Philippine Star

Based on a report from Inquirer, the transport group appealed to the LTFRB to return the minimum fare two months after the price decreased amid declining fuel prices.

President of Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization (Acto) Efren de Luna and other driver operators Modesto Orcino and Elmer Ergina signed a four-page petition to the agency.

LTFRB Jeepney fare
Photo Source: GMA

According to the report, the transport group clarified that they do not want a fare hike, but the LTFRB to remember Resolution No. 91 issued last December 3.

The resolution states that Metro Manila, Central Luzon regions, and Calabarzon have provisional P1 decrease in the minimum fare of jeepneys.

Their petition followed after the price of diesel per liter from P49.73 dropped to P43.75.

Photo Source: Daily Tribune

Based on the report, LTFRB previously resolved the 2-year-old fare hike petition of transport groups Pasang Masda, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines, Land Transportation Organization of the Philippines and Acto.

Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization president Efren de Luna stated that the increase of fuel prices is because of the tax reform law.

Photo Source: Inquirer

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