Before, students were not allowed to avail of their 20 percent discount on Saturdays and Sundays, legal and special legal holidays, summer breaks, and at any time of the year when declared ‘no classes.’
But the good news is, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Monday that students would be able to avail of fare discount on weekends and holidays, starting on October 28 (Saturday).
The LTFRB said in a Memorandum Circular: “Students can avail of the twenty percent (20%) discount from Monday to Sunday including summer breaks, legal and special legal holidays.”
However, “Post-graduate students (those taking up medicine, law, masteral, doctoral degrees and the like) cannot avail of the said fare discount,” it added.
LTFRB also said that it was an amendment to the Memorandum Circular 2005-014 or the grant of fare discount to PWDs, elderly, and students.
A copy of the ‘Memorandum Circular’ in an official tweet by LTFRB:
“Students can avail of the 20% discount from Monday to Sunday, including summer breaks, legal and special legal holidays.” (1/2) pic.twitter.com/kCZJhPM9RB
— Official LTFRB (@LTFRB) October 23, 2017