The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a Memorandum Circular mandating student fare discount of 20% to be applicable even on holidays and summer breaks.
LTFRB issues memorandum for student fare discount on holidays, summer breaks
The LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2017-024 issued last October 11 amended the Memorandum Circular No. 2005-014, stating:
Department of Transportation
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD
East Avenue, Quezon City
SUBJECT: Amendment to MC 2005-014
The Board on the 9th of May 2005, promulgated Memorandum Circular No. 2005-014 (Re: Supplement to Memorandum Circular 2003-033; Grant of Fare Discount to Elderly, Disabled Person and Students), pursuant to its powers vested by E.O 202. Said provision is hereby amended to read as follows:
“Students can avail of twenty percent (20%) discount from Monday to Sunday including summer breaks, legal and special legal holidays. Post-graduate students (those taking up medicine, law, masteral, doctoral degrees and the like) cannot avail of the said fare discount.”
This amendatory Memorandum Circular shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation and after filing three (3) copies hereof with the UP Law Center pursuant to Presidential Memorandum Circular No. 11 dated 09 October 1992.
Quezon City, Philippines
(Date: 11 Oct 2017)
ATTY. MARTIN B. DELGRA III
ENGR. RONALDO F. CORPUS
ATTY. AILEEN LOURDES A. LIZADA
Atty. AUGUSTINE M. VESTIL JR.
(EFFECTIVITY Date: 28 OCT 2017)
The discount, as per the issued memorandum, does not apply to post-graduate students, referring to those taking up Medicine, Law, Masteral, and doctoral degrees, and the like. The amendment granting student discount will be effective 15 days after the publication, thus effective on October 28, 2017.
In 2014, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara called for passage of a bill that will extend the fare discount for students to weekends, semestral breaks, Christmas vacations and holidays.
Source: LTFRB Citizen Enforcer on Facebook