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New TNC ‘Hype’ releases fare rate

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Filipino-owned transport network company (TNC) Hype

 

MANILA, Philippines — The newest ride-hailing service company “Hype” has now released its fare structure.

Hype’s base fare is P40 with additional charge of P14 per kilometer for their Sedan cars.

Meanwhile, P30 will be the base fare for carpooling service with an additional P9.50 per kilometer rate. Though new, the transport network company’s (TNC) fare rate is somehow similar to that of Grab.

“We don’t have per minute [rate] and no hidden charges,” said Nick Escalante, Hype’s President and CEO.

Students, senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD) will automatically get discounted fares. Passengers can book a ride even without internet connection but by simply using SMS or text messaging applications. The Hype app also has an “SOS” button feature that drivers and passengers may use in times of emergencies.

“Hype” can accommodate up to 65,000 transport network vehicle service (TNVS) drivers as approved by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) It vows to implement a “one-strike policy” apprehension among its drivers in the event of violations.

The “Hype” app can be downloaded beginning May 19 while its operations will officially start on May 26.

“Hype” is just one of the new TNC players in the country along with Golag, Hirna, Micab, Owto and U-Hop. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

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LTFRB cancels franchise of entire Dimple Star fleet

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

 

A Dimple Star bus unit

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) canceled on Wednesday (December 5) the franchise of the entire Dimple Star fleet.

This is in relation to the March 20 incident which resulted in death of 19 individuals and injury of 21 others when a Dimple Star bus fell off a cliff in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.

Based on the data of the LTFRB, Dimple Star has been involved in 8 accidents wherein 25 individuals died and 134 others got injured.

LTFRB chair Martin Delgra said that they have decided to cancel the franchise of Dimple Star bus company due to the repeated negligence of the company and to prevent the recurrence of accidents. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hike may delay implementation – LTFRB

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Before they can implement the back to back fare hikes in jeepneys and buses, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) must resolve first the petition filed by a commuters’ group against the fare increases.

Last week, the LTFRB announced the approval of a P10 minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Central Luzon as well as the P1.00 increase in bus fare which was seen to take effect on November 3.

LFTRB chair Martin Delgra said that the Board will try to decide on the petition immediately.

When asked if implementation of the fare hike may possibly be delayed, Delgra said, “There is a possibility, but as I’ve said we will agenda the motion, for reconsideration this week. We’re going to have a board meeting tomorrow so we would be certainly able to discuss and hopefully resolve it within the period.”

Meanwhile, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (Fejodap) head, Zeny Maranan questioned the statement of the LTFRB by noting that the price of petroleum per liter has not gone lower than P25 so as to warrant a delay in the implementation of the new fare scheme,

Delgra said that the approved fare rates for buses and jeepneys may still change depending on the movement of the oil prices in world market.

“Historically, the minimum fare has moved up and down, with respect to external factors which includes of course the movement of prices in the fuel,” said the LTFRB chair. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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LTFRB approves P1 bus fare increase

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

After approving the P10 minimum fare in jeepneys, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has also granted a provisional P1.00 fare increase in commuter buses.

This raises the P10 minimum fare of ordinary buses to P11 while air-conditioned buses with a  minimum fare of P12 will now charge P13.

The fare hike will be implemented 15 days after publication of the decision.

Other than the P1.00 increase, buses are also authorized to add P0.15 per succeeding kilometer of travel. — UNTV News & Rescue

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