TAGBILARAN CITY, June 14 (PIA)--The Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional office has warned drivers and operators of public utilities plying their trade here to give discounts to students primarily during school days.
LTFRB Assistant Regional Director Reynaldo Elnar in a radio interview here said that drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV) should grant the 20% student discount to all pre-school, elementary, secondary, vocational and technical students enrolled in duly recognized by the government.
Excluded from the 20% discount are those of dancing and driving schools, short term courses of seminar type, and post-graduate studies (medicine, law, masteral and doctoral degrees and other similar post graduate studies).
According to LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2011-004 the 20% student discount shall be effective only during school days.
The PUV operator shall not deprive passengers granted fare privileges and discounted fares with appropriate seats.
Students should present their valid school IDs to the PUV driver especially those enrolled in Saturday and Sunday classes.
Those who fail to grant the 20% discount will face a P2,000 penalty for the first offense.
Repeat offenders will have their unit impounded for 60 days and the operator will be fined P3,000.
Those who violate for the third time will be slapped a P5,000 fine, and have their Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) cancelled. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)