Public consultation sa MRT at LRT fare hike, itinakda na ng DOTC sa Dec. 12

admin   •   December 9, 2013   •   2767

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagdating ng isang tren ng Metro Rail Transit o MRT. (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagdating ng isang tren ng Metro Rail Transit o MRT. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Itinakda na ng Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) sa December 12, Huwebes, ang public consultation para sa panukalang dagdag-pasahe sa MRT at LRT.

Ayon sa DOTC, ang konsultasyon ay bukas sa alinmang grupo o indibidwal na nais magbigay ng opinyon at suhestyon sa nakaambang fare hike.

Kapag naaprubahan, madaragdagan ng lima hanggang sampung piso ang halaga ng pasahe sa tren na maaaring ipatupad sa loob ng dalawang taon.

Samantala, sasabayan naman ng kilos protesta ng ilang grupo ang gagawing public hearing upang batikusin ang anila’y kawalan ng kakayahan ng administrasyon na pigilan ang dikta ng mga pribadong kumpanya. (UNTV News)

Consumer group seeks rollback in minimum fare of buses, jeepneys

admin   •   November 13, 2018

The United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) is calling on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to rollback minimum fares of buses and jeepneys.

UFCC president, Rodolfo Javellana Jr. in a written appeal urged the LTFRB to reopen discussions on fare adjustments and to revert minimum fares back to P8.00 for jeepneys; P10.00 for ordinary buses and P12.00 for air-conditioned buses.

Javellana cited the drop in fuel prices for five consecutive weeks which should justify a rollback.

He added that experts have predicted that oil prices will continue to drop in the world market.

Javellana also noted the government’s decision to suspend implementation of the second tranche of fuel excise taxes and the continuous assistance given to the transportation sector through the Pantawid Pasada program.

He also quoted Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade who said last October 31 that the fare hike should not be implemented.

In the end, the group said millions of passengers are heavily affected by LTFRB’s decision to increase minimum fares of buses and jeepneys. — UNTV News & Rescue

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

admin   •   October 24, 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)

LTFRB approves P1 bus fare increase

admin   •   October 18, 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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