Transport groups push for P2 fare hike | Inquirer News
Rising fuel prices

Transport groups push for P2 fare hike

/ 05:46 AM August 12, 2023

PUBLIC RIDE Passengers queue at a jeepney terminal in Manila on Monday. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board next month will decide on a petition seeking to increase the current P11 minimum jeepney fare. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE bicol transport strike

FILE PHOTO: Passengers queue at a jeepney terminal in Manila. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Four different transport organizations went to the main office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday to submit a letter requesting a P2 increase in fare for passengers in public transport services nationwide.

The letter was signed by Orlando Marquez Sr., national president of the Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators sa Pilipinas; Mody Floranda, national president of the Pagkakaisa ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide; Zaldy Ping-ay, president of the Stop & Go Transport Coalition; and Jephraim Gochangco, president of the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines.

Higher prices of parts

In their letter, the transport sector leaders raised to LTFRB chairperson Teofilo Guadiz III the rise in prices of parts “needed to ensure safe and comfortable transport services,” as well as the “uncontrollable” surge of fuel prices every week.

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