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AFP, PNP, PCS active personnel to get 20% discount in bus fares — DOTr

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 2/11/2019 Jimenez, Raffy
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Uniformed personnel are set to be given a 20-percent fare discount in all city and provincial public utility buses (PUBs), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Monday.

In an emailed statement, the DOTr said the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said the discount will be given to active personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

"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," the DOTr said.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the discount was signed by officials of the LTFRB, the AFP, the PNP, the PCG, and participating bus operators on Monday, February 11.

“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,” Transportation 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,” added LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III.

The PNP last year released over P7 billion for the year-end bonuses of its active personnel, both uniformed and non-uniformed. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/RSJ, GMA News

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