By J. Jala | 08:25 PM June 29, 2022

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) granted the petition to increase the minimum fare for all public utility jeepneys (PUJs) amid the continuous rise in the prices of fuel products.

The seven-page LTFRB order dated June 29 practically approved the two petitions filed by four transport groups– 1UTAK, Pasang-Masda, ACTO and ALTODAP.

First, it granted the petition to expand nationwide the P1 provisional increase in minimum fare it approved on June 8 for PUJs operating in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Region IV which includes both Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) and Mimaropa (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan).

The June 8 order increased the minimum fare from P9 to P10 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa.

As for the rest of the regions, the base jeepney fare will be increased by P2 – from P9 to P11 – beginning July 1.

LTFRB Executive Director Tina Cassion said the decision will take effect on July 1.

The same order, however, emphasized that there will be no increase in the succeeding kilometers after the four-kilometer distance covered by the minimum fare.

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