Active members of the police, military, and coast guard will now be entitled to a 20 percent fare discount whenever they ride public utility buses (PUBs) starting today.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced earlier today that the fare discount can be availed by personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on both city and provincial buses.
Uniformed personnel from the agencies are only required to present a valid ID as proof of active service.
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra III signed a memorandum of agreement for the fare discount today, along with AFP chief General Benjamin Madrigal Jr, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, PCG commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino, and several bus operators.
The DOTr said that providing the special discount is a way to honor the uniformed personnel “for their exemplary service in preserving the sovereignty, national security, and peace and order of our country.”
“We salute the relentless efforts of our uniformed personnel, and the LTFRB is honored to be part of this expression of gratitude,” said Delgra.
The fare discount shall “remain effective indefinitely” and will be reviewed after one year.