LTFRB: Drivers face fines for refusing to give students fare discount
The Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reminded drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV) that they will be fined for refusing to honor the mandated 20 percent discounts for students.
LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada said on Monday that the fine could be up to P15,000, depending on the number of times the offense was committed.
She said drivers will pay P5,000 for the first offense; P10,000 ( the vehicle will also be impounded for 30 days) for the second offense; and P15,000, plus the cancellation of franchise, for the third offense.
“So mga PUV drivers, particularly po sa mga UV, sa mga buses, sa mga jeepneys, balik eskwela na ho ngayon. Dapat ho bigyan niyo yung mga estudyante ng karapat-dapat na 20 percent discount po (Drivers of public utility buses and jeepneys should give students the 20 percent discount that they deserve),” Lizada told reporters via Viber.
“If may matatanggap po kaming violations, we will not hesitate na i-sanction kayo (We will not hesitate to slap sanctions if we receive reports of violations),” Lizada added.
On Sunday, the LTFRB reminded PUV drivers to provide student discounts even on weekends and holidays. /ee
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