A transport group is proposing a P1.50 jeepney fare hike as the price of diesel surpassed P46 per liter.
Ryan Benjamin Yu, head of the Cebu Integrated Transport Service Cooperative (Citrasco) and chairman of the 1-United Transport Kaolisyon (1-UTAK) in Central Visayas, said the increase in minimum jeepney fare is just fair as the series of price increases has already hit bad the income of jeepney drivers and operators.
“Sakit ug bug-at na gyud na para sa atong mga drivers (It is already a very big burden to our drivers),” he said.
Yu said if the trend will continue, drivers will be suffering more because their daily income will decrease.
Yu said the members of his group will be meeting this weekend and if they can agree on the issue, they will file the petition for fare increase by Tuesday or Wednesday next week./ Correspondent Jhunnex Napallacan