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LTFRB to continue charging P570 for jeepney fare matrix

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Pending the full review of the fare hike, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III says it's status quo for the new fare matrix

OIL. A gas station attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jeepney drivers in more parts of PH seeking fare hike

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:21 PM

This comes after the LTFRB approved the P10 minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Southern Luzon

HIKE. There are current petitions for a fare hike around the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Oct 18, 2018 - 2:58 PM

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Jul 06, 2018 - 10:43 PM

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LRT1 operator eyes P5 to P7-fare hike

May 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

(UPDATED) If approved, the fare hike will be rolled out by August 2018, says LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation

HIKE. Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) CEO Juan Alfonso says the Light Rail Transit Line 1 operator has filed a fare hike petition last March. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Cagayan Valley PUVs charge higher fares

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:25 PM

A poster at the Aparri van terminal notifies commuters that starting January 26, van operators will start charging P204, or more than double the current fare of P100 for a trip to Tuguegarao City

FARE HIKE. Public van users in Aparri are informed about the impending fare hike in the town. Photo courtesy of Alona Diciano

Uber Philippines seeks fare hike, citing tax reform law

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) From the current P5.70 fare per kilometer for UberX, the ride-hailing service firm proposes to increase it to P9 to P12, depending on the time of the day

FARE HIKE PETITION. Under the petition, proposed fare per kilometer for UberX will increase to P9-P12, depending on the time of the day, from the current P5.70

No fare hike due to new taxes until March – LTFRB

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it will consult with the National Economic and Development Authority on a 'justifiable' fare increase

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Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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Want fare hike? Improve your services first – LTFRB reminds jeepney drivers

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:36 AM

'The riding public expects a better service from the increase of the fare,' says LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III

FARE INCREASE. The transport groups said drivers need the increase to keep up with rising fuel prices. AFP Photo

Jeepney groups ask LTFRB for fare increase from P8 to P10

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:35 AM

(UPDATED) Transport groups ask the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to increase the minimum fare because of increasing fuel prices

FARE HIKE. Transport groups ask LTFRB to increase jeepney minimum fare by 2 pesos. Rappler file photo

LRT1 operator offers compromise on pending fare hike

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Light Rail Manila Corporation suggests that the government subsidize the pending fare hike stipulated in the concession agreement

HIKE OR SUBSIDIZE? Stipulated in the concession agreement, the pending fare increase on LRT1, which should have taken effect on August 1, 2016, will push fees '5% higher' than they were in January 2015. File photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

LTFRB OKs P1 jeepney fare hike

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED From the current P7 minimum fare commuters will now have to pay P8 for the first 4 kilometers plus P1 50 per succeeding kilometer beginning 12:01 am of February 10

FARE HIKE. Minimum fare for jeeps in the National Capital Region and Regions III and IV is now P8. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

ACTO files 'neglect of duty' complaint vs LTFRB officials

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

ACTO says the LTFRB is taking too long to act on its appeals causing inconvenience to operators and the general commuting public

LRT1 fare hike delayed as gov't seeks 'win-win solution'

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The transportation department says it will try to further postpone the fare hike which was supposed to have taken effect August 1

'WIN-WIN.' Transportation Spokesperson Cherie Mercado says the department to talk with the LRT1 operator to come up with a win-win solution. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

No LRT1 fare hike under Aquino's watch – Abaya

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says his successor will determine whether or not to implement a fare hike

NO HIKE. The government will compensate Light Rail Manila Consortium for the remaining rail tariff committed to the consortium, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says

PNR GM: I'll resign if train services don't improve

Feb 27, 2015 - 9:32 AM

PNR general manager Joseph Allan Dilay promises better service and facilities to commuters as officials seek a P10 to P15 minimum fare hike

FARE HIKE PROPOSAL. PNR officials explain why the train line needs the fare hike to cover deficits in its operational expenses.

Are MRT/LRT riders ‘freeloaders’ or ‘parasites’?

Jan 16, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Workers across the country produce enough wealth to improve public transport in Metro Manila and public services in the provinces – but much of this wealth is being grabbed by the country’s elites not by workers

Fix the train wrecks!

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

If their best is not good enough is there someone out there who can do the job better?

SC to DOTC: Explain MRT-LRT fare hike

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:39 PM

The DOTC is required to submit its response to the petitions against the fare hike within 10 days

EXPLAIN BASIS. Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, against the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in Metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino to fare hike foes: Do you have better ideas?

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:59 PM

If it s all complaints and they don t propose a solution then they are just trying to be cute and don t actually have a desire to solve the problem President Benigno Aquino III tells critics of the MRT and LRT fare hike

PROTEST. Militant groups conduct a protest rally against the commuter train fare hike outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on January 5, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel to DOTC: Submit projects to be funded by fare hike

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:52 PM

At the first House hearing on the commuter train fare hike DOTC officials admit that the LRT and MRT lines are making profit but not enough to upgrade the system

JUSTIFY FARE HIKE. Passengers line up at the MRT-3 station in North Avenue. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC raffles petitions vs MRT, LRT fare hike

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Chief Justice however does not yet disclose who among the justices will handle the case

STOP INCREASE. Militant groups protest the implementation of the MRT, LRT fare hike. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Palace: MRT, LRT upgrade begins

Jan 06, 2015 - 3:16 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says the process of improving the train systems has begun as two groups file separate petitions before the High Court to stop the implementation of the MRT and LRT fare hikes

JUMPSTARTED. Malacañang says the process of improving the MRT and the LRT has begun. File photo by AFP

Commuters speak up on MRT/LRT #farehike

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:13 PM

On Monday January 5 commuters riding the Metro Rail Transit MRT and Light Rail Transit LRT to go to work shell out more in fares

Fare hike ‘right thing to do’ - Palace

Jan 05, 2015 - 3:54 PM

Malacañang says the increase still makes the MRT and LRT cheaper than buses

'UNJUSTIFIED.' Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, to protest the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Stop MRT-LRT fare hike, SC asked

Jan 05, 2015 - 1:25 PM

Petitioners want the Supreme Court to immediately issue a temporary restraining order given the timing of the fare increase

'UNJUSTIFIED.' Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, to protest the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Added fare, added burden

Jan 04, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Some MRT and LRT train passengers want to experience improvements in the system and facilities before the government implements fare hikes

FARE MATRIX. In DOTC's Department Order No. 2014-014, the uniform distance-based fare scheme for all 3 train lines – or an P11 ($0.25*) base fare plus P1 ($0.0223) per kilometer. All photos by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Groups to seek TRO vs MRT, LRT price hike

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:53 PM

On Monday January 5 various groups opposing the fare hike will stage protests at various MRT and LRT stations before heading to the Supreme Court

FARE HIKES. The DOTC approves the fare hikes for the two lines of the LRT and the MRT3, which takes effect on January 4. LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

MRT3 train stalls 3 days before fare hike implementation

Jan 01, 2015 - 5:51 PM

On the first day of 2015 an MRT train stalls due to a broken railing

File photo by AFP

Group to ask SC to stop MRT, LRT fare hike

Dec 25, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Bayan Muna lawmakers argue that the Department of Transportation and Communications DOTC did not follow due process and no public hearing was held before the fare hike decision was made

FARE HIKES. The DOTC approves the fare hikes for the two lines of the LRT and the MRT3, which takes effect on January 4. LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo / Agence France-Presse

MRT fare hike, SWS on Roxas, Obama on Sony | The wRap

Dec 22, 2014 - 7:43 PM

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Malacañang: MRT, LRT price hikes are ‘reasonable’

Dec 22, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says the President refuses to pass on to the next administration problems that can be addressed now

FARE HIKES. The DOTC approves the fare hikes for the two lines of the LRT and the MRT3, which takes effect on January 4. LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo / Agence France-Presse

Grace Poe: Stop 'insensitive' MRT, LRT fare hike

Dec 22, 2014 - 12:12 PM

The senator who has led a probe into the state of the MRT3 says the hike is an ‘added insult and an injustice to the suffering of the riding public’

Photo by Mick Basa

Bayan Muna calls for holiday probe into MRT/LRT fare hike

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:51 PM

It is the government s responsibility to subsidize public utilities partylist lawmakers say

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. Who's afraid of the MRT? File photo by AFP

MRT, LRT fare hikes to take effect January 4

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED The DOTC approves the increase in fares for the 3 major train lines in Metro Manila after several years of deferment

FARE HIKES. The DOTC approves the fare hikes for the two lines of the LRT and the MRT-3, which takes effect on January 4. LRT image via Shutterstock, MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

LTFRB approves P1-jeepney fare rollback in NCR

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:56 AM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board cites the spate of oil price rollbacks in approving a provisional reduction in the minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila

ROLLBACK? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will hear a lawmaker’s petition to reduce the jeepney fare to P8 following diesel price rollbacks. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

Jeepney fare rollback hearing set on November 17

Oct 24, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is set to hear a lawmaker’s petition to reduce the jeepney fare to P8 following diesel price rollbacks

Palace: MRT fare hike not a gov’t priority

Oct 14, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Malacañang says the improvement of MRT service not a fare hike was discussed in a meeting between President Aquino and transportation officials

SAFETY FIRST. Both the government and the MRT3 concessionaire agreed that a shutdown of the railway system would be an option if it would mean safety for the commuters who experience recurring glitches of the beleaguered transportation service. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler.com

DOTC: No fare hike yet for LRT, MRT

Jul 09, 2014 - 8:18 PM

The DOTC chief also clarifies that the LRT 1 Cavite extension project will no way affect the proposed fare hike for LRT lines 1 and 2 and MRT 3

NO FARE HIKE YET. There is no schedule yet for the much-needed fare hike for Metro Manila's railway systems. File photo by AFP

Oil firms hike prices as tension in Iraq worsens

Jun 24, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Local pump prices of petroleum products go up over P1—the highest increase so far this year

File image from Shutterstock

Oil prices in PH to rise as tension in Iraq escalates

Jun 21, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Prices of petroleum products to rise over P1 per liter next week

File image from Shutterstock

LTFRB to jeep operators: No fare matrix, no fare hike

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The fare hike for jeepneys takes effect on June 14

FARE HIKE. Jeepney operators and groups get copies of the new fare matrix from the LTFRB. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't wants to defer MRT, LRT fare hike

Jan 22, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The Aquino administration says it has to be sensitive to consumers who are reeling from fuel and electricity price hikes

DELAYED AGAIN? The much-needed fare hike for Metro Manila's railway systems may be deferred to give consumers temporary relief from rising costs of goods and services. AFP PHOTO

No consensus on MRT, LRT fare hike

Dec 12, 2013 - 10:12 PM

The Dec 12 public consultation on the proposed fare increase ended with no consensus among transport officials and participating groups

HIGHER FARES. Metro Manila's train operators want higher fares to stop losses. File photo by AFP

MRT, LRT fare hike public talks on Dec 12

Dec 05, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Public consultations for a proposed fare hike for the MRT 3 LRT 1 and LRT 2 will start on December 12

CONSULTATIONS. Public consultations regarding a proposed fare hike for the MRT3, LRT1, and LRT2 are set for December 12. File photo by AFP

Abaya: P5 fare hike for MRT-3

Sep 02, 2013 - 8:11 PM

The fare hike is necessary to reduce government subsidy for MRT 3 according to the DOTC chief

MRT, LRT fare hike a 'bitter pill to swallow' – Palace

Jul 24, 2013 - 9:21 PM

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda says the fare hikes will be beneficial in the long run and there will be public consultation before implementing them