Sunday, March 6, 2011

One Peso Fare Increase

        February 2, 2011 was the day the one peso fare increase was implemented. From the minimum fare of seven pesos, it is now eight pesos for the first four kilometers and the one peso rate per kilometer is as ease. The senior citizen and student discount can still be availed with no id-no discount rule. Sometimes, jeepney "konduktor" strictly implement this rule that they would ask for the senior citizen id before they would let the elderly avail the discount. It would sometimes be the cause of arguments between passengers and "konduktor" in a jeepney ride. With the one peso fare increase some protested, but for me it is only justifiable because of the increasing price in fuel. One peso could not empty our pockets but if it is combined it would be enough for our jeepney drivers to sustain their daily living needs.

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