By: Joey Gabieta – @inquirerdotnet
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:35 PM January 17, 2020
TACLOBAN CITY –– Biliran Gov. Rogelio Espina is asking why the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suddenly imposed a new rate for public utility vans (PUVs) in Eastern Visayas.
“It has come to the attention of this office that our constituents in the province, especially the commuting public, are having complaints on the abrupt and sudden fare rate increase of V-Hire to and from the province of Biliran. Relative herewith, we would like to respectfully inquire and request from your good office for justification of the fare hike,” Espina said in his Jan. 16 letter to LTFRB Regional Director Gualberto Gualberto.
Espina is the first public official in the region to call the attention of LTFRB on the new fare rate of P2 per kilometer.
Before the adjustment fare rate for PUVs, the fare rate for the Naval-Tacloban City route was just P130.