As the new school year began, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded public utility vehicle drivers and operators to grant students a 20-percent fare discount, or face fines, and franchise suspensions.
LTFRB board member Manuel Iway also encouraged students to report drivers who refuse to give them the fare discount, radio dzBB’s Allan Gatus reported.
Iway said drivers and operators of PUVs such as jeeps and buses face a fine of P2,000 for the first offense, and a fine of P3,000 for the second offense.
He said the second offense also carries with it a suspension of franchise for up to 60 days.
A third offense will warrant a fine of P5,000 and the cancellation of franchise.
Iway said students who are denied a fare discount can call the LTFRB through its text hotline at 0921-4487777, and landline at 9257191. – VVP, GMA News