Starting July 5, 2018 commuters will have to adjust to the increase of jeepney fare. Commuters already witnessed the hike of the fare back on February 2018 from Php 7 to Php 8.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board agreed to raise the minimum fare of jeepney’s by Php 1. Public utility jeepney’s (PUJs) used to charge Php 8 for the first 4 kilometers, now it starts at Php 9. As of now only three regions are said to implement it; NCR, Region III, and Region IV.
Back in September 2017, PUJs petitioned for an approval to hike up the fare to Php 10 claiming that due to the rise of gasoline prices and cost of living.
The result of the recently implemented TRAIN Law has affected goods and services prices to go up. Although the jeepney drivers are feeling good for the approved hiked prices, citizens were not glad to hear about the news.
Another headline: Minimum jeepney fare increases.
Look how this admin's inconsistent policies have affected the economy. Meron pa, farmers have also been reluctant in production dahil sa mataas na input costs– tranportation costs, etc. Ano na, PH?
— kit nunag (@_kitnunag) July 6, 2018
Another peso is added to the jeepney fare. Bakit parang ang bigat?? :((
— K.C. (@peekcaboo) July 5, 2018
You don't have any idea how hard it is to walk for 6 kilometers everyday because you don't have enough money for a jeepney fare of P7 just to get to the school and get back home.
— Komyuterong Mandirigma (@KomyuteroOfMNL) July 5, 2018
The LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada stated on Wednesday night of July 4th, that before the new fare is implemented the order must be issued first.
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