The LTFRB has approved the petition of transport groups for a fare hike for passenger jeepneys operating in the NCR and Region III and IV to a minimum of P10.
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LTFRB approves P10 minimum jeepney fare
( - October 17, 2018 - 5:14pm

MANILA, Philippines — The minimum fare for jeepneys will be P10 starting in November, according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

The LTFRB has approved the petition by transport groups for an increase of fare for public untility jeepneys in the National Capital Region, as well as in Central Luzon and in the Southern Tagalog.

The decision issued by the LTFRB granted the fare increase "to make permanent the provisional increase of ONE PESO granted on 06 July 2018 and an additional ONE PESO for the first four kilometers or a minimum fare of TEN PESOS from the original fare of EIGHT PESOS."

In July, the LTFRB granted the P1 provisional fare increase for jeepneys in Metro Manila and adjoining regions, making the minimum fare for jeepneys P9.

Transport groups have been asking for a P2 hike in the base fare of jeepneys.

The LTFRB, however, denied the groups' request for a P1 increase for every succeeding kilometer after the first four kilometers due to lack of factual and reasonable basis.

The approval of the fare hike came after a September petition filed by the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines, Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization, Land Transportation Organization of the Philippines, Alliance of Transport Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines and Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburb Drivers Asso. Nationwide, Inc.

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III and board member Ronaldo Corpus signed the decision while board member Aileen Lourdes Lizada dissented. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

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