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I-ACT to PUV drivers: Honor fare discounts for students, PWDs, and senior citizens

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 04:08 PM June 12, 2018

The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) on Tuesday appealed to drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) to give proper discounts to the riding public.

“I appeal to our drivers to honor the all-year round 20 percent discount for students, people with disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens,” I-ACT overall head Tim Orbos said in a statement.

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“Refusing to grant such discount would cause more trouble because violators will be subjected to stricter penalties depending on the number of times the offense was committed,” he added.

Orbos cited Republic Act (RA) 9442 or the Amended Magna Carta for PWD and RA 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act, which specified the 20 percent fare discount for PWDs and the elderly.

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The students, meanwhile, are also entitled to a 20 percent fare discount, even on holidays and weekends, as specified under LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2011-004.

The I-ACT and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will conduct simultaneous operations on Wednesday, June 13, to ensure that drivers are complying with the law. /ee

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