House OKs bill providing discounted fares for students
House Bill 8885 or the Student Fare Discount Act authored by Rep. Alfred Vargas of Quezon City seeks to institutionalize the coverage of the fare discount enjoyed by students on public utility vehicles as well as air and sea transportation even on weekends and holidays.
“The measure seeks to address economic concerns and the alarming rate of school dropouts. This will alleviate the financial burden of parents and guardians amid the continued rise in the cost of education in the country,” Vargas said.
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