NEWS: P10 fare increase to continue despite oil price decreases- Atty. Tumanda

sept 18

Despite the trend of decreasing oil prices at present, the P10 fare increase for tricycles in Tagum City will continue and would possibly start to be implemented today, Friday as the taripa is already ready for distribution.
City Legal Officer Roland Tumanda bared this yesterday.

He said that some 300 initial copies of the taripa were already reproduced yesterday and would be distributed through the Tagum City Federation of Tricycle Transport and Services Cooperative.

Tafettrasco earlier requested the city government that it be allowed to distribute the taripa to among tricycle drivers to fast-track the fare increase implementation.

Atty. Tumanda said that the city government could not do otherwise despite price rollbacks of crude oil products in the country “unless the ordinance is amended”.

Last August 25 the Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approved Resolution No. 503 confirming the fare-increasing City Ordinance No. 305, which was also unanimously approved by the city council last July 28.
The P7 tricycle fare will increase to P10 although students, senior citizens and differently-abled persons would only pay P8 or an increase of P1 for a city-limit ride.

Tricycle owners and drivers demanded for P10 fare on the ground that gasoline prices had already almost doubled from January price level this year when they demanded for it last July. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

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