Policemen, soldiers get 20 percent fare discount on buses
MANILA, Philippines — A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and other government agencies, giving police personnel a 20 percent discount on passenger buses.
Under the memorandum signed Monday, active members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will get a 20 percent discount on both provincial and city buses.
Present during the signing were AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, PCG Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino, and LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra III.
“We owe the peace and order and national security of our country to their inspiring service,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said during the signing.
To avail of the discount, uniformed personnel are required to present a valid ID as proof of active service.
The discount will be effective starting Monday, February 11, and will be reviewed one year later.
The privilege given to uniformed personnel is a directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to honor them. /cbb