BY GERRY LEE GORIT
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – With the implementation of the new fare increase by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) nationwide, Regional Director Aminoden Guro of LTFRB-10 said drivers cannot collect additional fare if they don’t have the fare matrix that is issued by the LTFRB-10.
The increase in fare of P1 is set to be implemented on Monday (October 3, 2022).
Guro said that the new minimum fare for the traditional jeepney for the first four kilometers is P12, with add-on charge of P1.80 per succeeding kilometer.
From P13, modernized PUVs will now collect a minimum fare of P14 for the first four kilometers and P2.20 per succeeding kilometer.
Taxis will now have a flag-down rate of P45 from P40, although Guro said the LTFRB will not recalibrate their meter but drivers will add P5 to the total fare.
But, he said, drivers must first place the new fare matrix on their vehicles before they can collect the increased fare.
Guro has also warned drivers not to use a duplicated fare matrix as the LTFRB only issues one per PUV since it shows that public utility vehicle’s registration details.