Transport group: No fare hike, but government must intervene

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A TRANSPORT group in Cebu is not keen on asking for an increase in the minimum fare of public utility vehicles (PUVs) but demanded intervention from the government amid the high fuel prices.

The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) Cebu chapter has urged the Cebu City Government and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Central Visayas to introduce programs and measures that can alleviate the burden of PUV drivers.

Piston Cebu chairman Greg Perez said Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that some PUV drivers have decided not to operate anymore due to the soaring prices of fuel products.

Perez added that increasing the minimum fare is not the solution since this will be a dilemma to the commuting public.

Councilor Nestor Archival said the City Government should pivot on the use of electric-powered vehicles now that fuel prices continue to increase.

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