Sat. Nov 23rd, 2019

Prov’l Board wants fare matrix on all trikes, jeeps in Palawan

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The Provincial Board has passed a resolution urging all public transportation vehicles to post their fare matrixes to avoid overcharging passengers.

Resolution author board member David Francis Ponce de Leon said they should be posted inside the vehicle that is visible to commuters.

“Ang fare matrix ‘yan ang information kung saan nakalagay ang dapat na pamasahe either tricycle or jeep na bumibyahe within municipal boundaries,” he said.

Ponce de Leon said there have been reports of overcharging incidents in Puerto Princesa City and in other municipalities considered as tourist destinations.

“This is a way to eliminate overcharging. Nakita naman natin dito sa Puerto or sa mga munisipyo na mayroon tourist destinations ay maraming nag-oovercharge, malalaman ‘yan ng mga turista at madi-discourage ang mga nanloloko,” he added.

The Board also called on municipalities to put up road signs and regulation warning devices for tricycle drivers to prevent them from overcharging passengers.

Ponce de Leon said many commuters are complaining that they have no idea what is really the correct fare to pay when riding tricycles and other public vehicles.

“Hopefully, magawan nila ng paraan. Mas marami [na signage], mas informed and safe ang lahat,” he said.

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