October 03, 2022
A LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Central Visayas official has reiterated that only public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers who display the new fare matrix inside their vehicles can collect the adjusted fare.
The PUVs’ increased rates took effect on Monday, October 3, 2022.
According to LTFRB Central Visayas Director Eduardo Montealto Jr., there are around 12,000 PUVs operating in Central Visayas.
These include traditional public utility jeepneys (TPUJ), modernized PUJs, taxis, transportation network vehicle service and public utility buses.
However, based on the LTFRB 7’s records, fewer than 1,000 drivers and operators have secured the new fare matrix that they can post inside their vehicles.
The new minimum fare for TPUJs is P12, with an add-on charge of P1.80 per succeeding kilometer.
For modernized PUJs, the minimum fare is P14, with an add-on charge of P2.20 per succeeding kilometer.
The new flag-down rate of taxis is P45 from P40.
Montealto had said there was no need to recalibrate the taxis’ meters since they’d allow drivers to add P5 to the total fare. (PAC, PJB)