After passing the invoice on free school schooling, Sen. Sonny Angara has made the growth of the 20 % discount on student fares his subsequent aim within the Senate.
“Once we resume our session in July, I would be pushing for the approval of a bill I filed which would give our students a 20% discount on regular fares not only during schooldays and summer classes, but on all days including weekends, semester breaks and other holidays,” stated Angara, writer of the invoice.
The proposed Student Fare Discount invoice to be sponsored by Angara wouldn’t be expanded solely to MRT and LRT but additionally to trains, airline and passenger ships.
At current, the Memorandum Circular No. 2011-04 issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) limits the grant of 20% fare discount solely to land transportation like buses and jeepneys and solely during weekdays from June to March and summer season lessons.
By lessening the scholars’ transportation bills, the senator stated that a number of pesos or centavos saved from the fare discount could possibly be used for different faculty necessities.