Jeepney minimum fare may slide below P9 - LTFRB

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Posted at Dec 04 2018 08:13 AM | Updated as of Sep 02 2019 03:24 PM

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The jeepney minimum fare may see a permanent rollback to P9 or lower after recent fuel price cuts, an official said Tuesday. 

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board earlier approved a provisional rollback lowering the jeepney minimum fare to P9 from P10 in Metro Manila, Region 3, and Region 4.

The agency on Tuesday morning will tackle a petition to permanently set the fare to P9 or lower, said LTFRB Executive Director Samuel Jardin. 

"Kung halimbawa ay makita ng board na talagang justified iyung P9 na provisional, puwede siyang maging permanent at puwedeng bababa pa doon kung mayroong justification naman," he told radio DZMM. 

(If for example, the board sees that the provisional P9 rollback is justified, it may become permanent or even be lower if there is enough justification.) 

The provisional rollback, meanwhile, will be "effective immediately" once its corresponding LTFRB resolution is published today, Jardin said. 

DZMM, 4 December 2018