20% discount on fare, travel tax for students, seniors, PWDs approved
Meanwhile, HB 8885, principally authored by Representative Alfred Vargas (5th District, Quezon City), received 169 affirmative votes, also without abstention.
It seeks to grant 20 percent fare discount privileges on public transportation for enrolled students.
“The bill seeks to address economic concerns and the alarming rate of school drop-out. This will alleviate the burden of parents and guardians in the financial support given to the students with due consideration to the continued rise in the cost of education in the country, including their incidental expenses, e.g. transportation costs,” said Vargas.
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