Duterte signs student fare discount law


Posted at Jul 15 2019 03:08 PM

MANILA – Students may now enjoy a 20 percent discount on all public transportation under a new law.

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Student Fare Discount Act made public Monday.

Under the measure, the fare discount covers all public transportation such as buses, jeepneys, taxis, trains, aircraft, and ships among others, provided that the student present his school ID or current validated enrollment form.

The discount does not cover school service, shuttle service, tourist service and any similar service covered by contract or charter agreement.

The measure was approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives in February.