The regional office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB 11) announced that the fare increase for the Traditional Public Utility Jeepneys (TPUJs), Modern Public Utility Jeepneys (MPUJs), taxis, and Public Utility Buses (PUBs) in Davao Region will take effect starting, Monday, October 3, 2022.
LTFRB 11 legal officer lawyer Ernest Benz Davila announced that for the TPUJs, the new adjusted fare is now at P12 for the base fare (for the first four-kilometer) from the previous P11. The succeeding kilometer is now at P1.80.
For MPUJs the new adjusted fare is at now P14 for the first four kilometers and the succeeding kilometer is now at P2.20.
MPUJs are those compliant with national standards and international vehicle safety. These have CCTV, global navigation satellite system, GPS, low emission combustion engines, airconditioned, more comfortable seats.
Engr. Marie Jean Jaralba, admin officer IV and Technical Division head of LTFRB 11, shared the schedule of payments and release of fare matrices: September 29, 2022, for the Public Utility Buses PUBs; September 30, 2022, for taxi units; October 3, 2022, for the PUJ routes with route names start with letter A to C; October 4, 2022, for PUJ routes with route names start with letter D to M; October 5, 2022, for PUJs with route names start with letter P to W; October 6, 2022, for all routes/denominations and Davao del Sur PUJs; October 7, 2022, for all routes and Davao del Norte PUJs.
For the taxis, Jaralba said they will not be calibrated as it is only the flag-down that has been increased in the amount of P5, which increases the rate from P40 to P45.
LTFRB 11 reminded all PUV operators and drivers to display an updated fare matrix or fare guide inside their units.
All Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) drivers and operators will be held liable if found to be charging the passengers without the fare matrix or fare guide before the October 3, 2022, fare hike implementation.
Last September 16, 2022. the LTFRB Central Office has announced the fare hike.