Duterte also objects to P80 fee for Beep card | Inquirer News

Duterte also objects to P80 fee for Beep card

/ 04:32 AM October 06, 2020

President Duterte himself is opposed to the P80 charge on Beep cards to be used on the Edsa busway and sympathized with those who had to pay additional fees for the cashless fare system. Malacañang on Monday said that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) was reviewing the matter and that the DOTr’s decision to suspend the mandatory use of Beep cards was enough for now. “As far as I know, the President’s sentiment is that he is also against paying for the Beep card. Perhaps that is one of the reasons for the suspension,” said presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. Asked if the government can shoulder the P80 fee for the Beep card, Roque said this was under study. —Julie M. Aurelio



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