PNP, AFP, Coast Guard Personnel Can Now Enjoy Bus Fare Discounts

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had just signed on Monday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that granted members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), a 20-percent fare discount in all city and provincial public utility buses (PUBs).

According to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, the fare discounts given to those actively serving the military was in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's directive in honoring the men and women in uniform.

"In line with the President's directive, this is our way of giving back to our soldiers, policemen and Coast Guard servicemen who secure our nation and protect the Filipino people. We owe the peace and order and national security of our country to their inspiring service," Tugade said.

Those present in signing the memorandum were AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, PCG Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino, LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III, and participating bus operators.

Requirements for Participating Members

According to the LTFRB, all qualified members of the said agencies are required to show a valid ID as proof of their active service.

"To avail of the fare discount, uniformed personnel from the aforementioned agencies are only required to present a valid ID as proof of active service," the LTFRB said in a statement.

The government also added that the PUB discount for uniformed personnel will remain for an indefinite period of time. It will then be reviewed later, after a year transpires.

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