PUV drivers, operators ordered to grant 20 pct discount to PWDs


Posted at Feb 08 2018 09:13 PM

Drivers and operators of public utility vehicles are required to give a 20 percent discount on fares to all persons with disabilities (PWDs), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said in a new memorandum. 

LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2018-004 states that PWDs can avail themselves of discounted fares upon presentation of documents either from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons or local government offices.

PWDs may also avail themselves of the 20 percent fare discount from ride-hailing services such as Grab and Uber, and taxi services.

Violators shall pay a fine of P5,000 for the first offense and P10,000 for the second offense, plus a 6-month suspension of their certificate of public convenience.

Operators face the cancellation or revocation of their franchise upon their third and final offense.

The discount for PWDs is a benefit guaranteed under Republic Act No. 10754 or An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWDs).