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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, January 15, 2013
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Understanding urged over
fare for jeepneys

The Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board in Bacolod City is appealing to the riding public to be considerate if drivers of public utility jeepneys collect P8 as regular fair, Arturo Gepes of LTFRB, said yesterday.

Gepes said PUJ regular fare in Bacolod is P7.50 and P6 for students and senior citizens for the first five kilometers.

However, there are instances that if passengers pay P10 or P20 bills, drivers collect P8, he said.

“Let us try to understand each other. The P.50 is very small amount that drivers take from their passengers compared to the continuous increase of gasoline prices,” Gepes said.

If passengers do not want to pay P8, then they should prepare the exact amount of P7.50, he also said.

PUJ driver Jeffrey Calido, 29, plying Bata-Libertad said that he collects P8 from passengers but if they give him P7.50 he accepts that, too. 

He said that since the implementation of the provisional increase last year, most of his passengers have not complained if he collects P8.

Edie Banto, 35, plying the La Salle-Libertad route, said whether the gasoline changes its prices, he collects from P7.50 to P8 from his regular passengers and P6 from students and senior citizens.*LTG


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