MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Despite the country’s rising fuel prices, the minimum fare for jeepneys will remain at ₱9.
This was announced by Martin Delgra, chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), during a hearing on Tuesday.
Several organizations have asked the government to raise public transportation fares for the tenth week in a row, as fuel prices have risen for the tenth week in a row.
Prices for gasoline increased by ₱3.60 per liter, diesel by ₱5.85 per liter, and kerosene by ₱4.10 per liter.
The LTFRB has scheduled another hearing for March 22 to address the fare hike petitions in further detail. The agency also asked the Liga ng Transportasyon ng Operators sa Pilipinas to revise and clarify its petition.
This article was originally published on CNN Philippines.