BAGUIO CITY – Many students are still asking the truth about the validity of claiming student discount when paying their fare in public utility vehicles during Sundays, breaks and holidays.
This is indeed true.
The Department of Transportation (DOTR), through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), expanded the coverage of the PUV student fare discount from Monday to Sunday, including summer breaks, and legal and special legal holidays. This expansion took effect last October 28, 2017.
The coverage expansion was made through Memorandum Circular Number 2017-024, which amended MC 2015-014, signed by Chairman Atty. Martin B. Delgra III and Board Members Engr. Rolando F. Corpus, and Atty. Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada
The student fare discount is still not applicable to those taking up post-graduate studies, like those taking up law, medicine, masteral and doctoral degrees.
By: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS