DOTC to the Rescue: Stops Fare Hike

The head of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Leandro Mendoza stops the implementation of the jeepney and bus fares hike this coming Wednesday. Over the weekend, it was announced by the LTFRB that they had approved a Php0.50 provisional fare hike on jeepneys and buses plying the Metro Manila, at least — this will make the minimum fare to Php8.00

Sec. Mendoza ordered to hold the implementation and to study further the implications of fare increases.

Side note: one of my officemates came in this morning complaining about the fare increase. I told him that the fare increase will take effect come Wednesday. Seems that he was caught unware of this, and he did not complained to the jeepney driver who charged him of Php8.00 for a route which is less than 4 kilometers.

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