Updated on March 22, 2009
Jeepney Fare Up to P8.50 Taxis, Buses Too
Rode the jeep to Walter Mart yesterday, paid exact P16 (P8 minimum fare x 2 for me and JP) and was told by the very smug driver that I had to pay another P1.
I allot P600 for commuting every month. That’s for jeepney rides, the rare bus ride, and MRT Stored value P100. Sigh. I used as P7.50 as my base when I computed that… I guess I should add about P50 or P100 more to my transportation “allowance”.
BUT… I had 2 jeepney rides today and they both charged only P8. Either:
a) not all the jeepney drivers know about the P1 price increase; or
b) I got a greedy driver yesterday.
I don’t have a TV in the pad so I don’t know if this was in the news. So I looked it up (source).
Time to adjust our commuting allowances! I wonder how much this affects the daily commuters who take a really long trip from the house going to the workplace.
PUJ, PUB, Taxis – Public transport prices up
|Taxi cab||Same P30 flag-down rate + P10 over meter|
Sigh, I remember filling up my car with about P47/liter… Now it’s up to ~P61? I haven’t been using my car since December 2007, maintaining, parking, and driving it in the city just wasn’t worth it even if it’s 1.3 engine.
Jeepney image by dboy