20% student transport fare discount applicable even on weekends, holidays starting Oct. 28

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Students of a public school in Metro Manila attend their flag ceremony. InterAksyon file photo by Bernard Testa.

MANILA – Effective Oct. 28, the 20% transport fare discount for students will be applicable year-round, based on an order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

“Students can avail of the twenty percent (20%) discount from Monday to Sunday, including summer breaks, legal and special holidays,” reads LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) 2017-024, signed on Oct. 11 and published on Oct. 13.

“Post-graduate students,” defined as “those taking up medicine, law, masteral, doctoral degrees and the like,” are still not entitled to the 20% discount.

The memo is an amendment to MC 2005-014, which grants the transport discount to students as well as senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Under the 2005 MC, students can get the discount only during the school year and only from Monday-Friday.