Commuters’ rights groups support P2 jeep fare hike

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Commuters’ rights advocates in the country said on Tuesday they were supporting moves to increase jeepney fares but by only up to P2 so as not to put too much burden on commuters.

National Center Commuter Safety and Protection chairperson Elvira Medina told the Inquirer they were supporting the call of Pasang Masda president Obet Martin for a P2 increase in the minimum fare of public utility jeepneys.

“However, we will oppose the proposal of (a) minimum fare of P15 plus additional fare on succeeding kilometers,” Medina said, adding that an increase in the minimum fare will greatly affect minimum wage earners as this was not considered in the recent wage hike.

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