AFP, PNP AND PCG ACTIVE PERSONNEL TO GET 20% FARE DISCOUNT IN PUBS
QUEZON CITY – In recognition of the contribution and sacrifice of the men and women who risk their lives to safeguard our country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), is set to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today, 11 February 2019, granting fare discounts to uniformed personnel.
Personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who are in active duty shall be given a fare discount of twenty percent (20%) in all city and provincial Public Utility Buses (PUBs).
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.
Set to sign the MOA are AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, PCG Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III, and participating bus operators.
The special privilege of PUB fare discounts to uniformed personnel is a directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to honor the men and women in uniform for their exemplary service in preserving the sovereignty, national security, and peace and order of our country.
“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,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.
“We salute the relentless efforts of our uniformed personnel, and the LTFRB is honored to be part of this expression of gratitude,” said LTFRB Chairman Delgra.
The special fare discount for all uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, and PCG shall continue and remain effective indefinitely, which will then be reviewed one year thereafter.