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Ex-solon asks Supreme Court to stop MRT, LRT fare hike

/ 11:03 AM January 05, 2015
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MANILA, Philippines — Former Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Metro Rail Transit and the Light Rail Transit fare hike.

In his 12-page petition, he also urged the High Court to nullify Department Order 014 issued by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) approving the fare hike.

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“The approval and implementation of the LRT and MRT fare increases are patently unconstitutional and unlawful … Every commuter availing of the LRT and MRT services stands to pay increased fares to their detriment, damage and prejudice,” Syjuco said in his petition.

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