The newly approved fare increase for public transportation will take effect on October 3, 2022, according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
According to CNN Philippines, the fare increase is permanent and won’t be affected by the rollback of fuel prices. But they will still decide on an appropriate benchmark level, depending on the movement of oil prices.
The fare increase will affect jeepneys, buses, taxis, and Transport Network Vehicle Services.
The minimum base fare for traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) will be Php 12. While for modern PUJs, the minimum base fare is going to be Php 14. For succeeding kilometers, traditional PUJs will increase to Php 1.80 (from Php 1.50), while modern PUJs will increase to Php 2.20 (from Php 1.80) per kilometer.
For city and provincial bus fares, the minimum base fare will be Php 13 for non-airconditioned city buses, Php 15 for air-conditioned city buses, and Php 11 for non-airconditioned provincial buses. An additional Php 0.35 to Php 0.50 for every succeeding kilometer will be added after the first five kilometers, depending on the type of bus.
The flag down rate or minimum fare for taxis will be Php 45, while for AUV/SUV-type TNVS, it will be Php 55, and for hatchback-type TNVS, it will be Php 35.