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UV Express seeks 100% fare hike




Jeepney, taxi, and TNVs’ drivers already requested to raise fares in the wake of the impending fuel price hike as a result of the tax reform law. And now, UV Express also filed a petition for a fare hike which will likely double the amount of the current fare.

In an ABS-CBN report, Code X, a group of UV Express operators, have demanded to ramp up twice the Php2 per kilometer fare due to the increase spare parts and terminal fee. They also expect to feel the burden of the skyrocketing prices of petroleum products soon as a result of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law.

Dumating na po ang sukdulang pagtitiis kaya kami ay napilitang mag-file ng fare hike. – Lino Marable, President of Code X

LTFRB responded that they will study the said petition and will release the decision soon.

If you’re requesting for a fare hike, you have to substantiate it. Ano ‘yong serbisyong ibabalik ninyo sa mga mananakay?- Aileen Lizada, LTFRB

Source: ABS-CBN News



This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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2 Responses

  1. Jude says:

    Twice the current fare is too much. At masyado nilang sinisiksik ang mga pasahero up to the point na hindi na komportable. Para ka ng pinitpit na luya. Nakakangalay at masakit sa tuhod ang byahe sa UV. Sana, kung may far hike sa UV express, i-parehas lang ang increase sa air conditioned bus (Increase and not the bus fare).

    Akala ko sa govt. lang may buwaya. Pati rin pala sa kalsada.

  2. CARLO COLASITO says:

    NO..DAHIL BUKOD SA JIP.. BULOK NA RIN MGA UV EXPRESS…

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