Government Are Ready To Defend The Increase In Fare For LRT And MRT

Manila, Philippines - The government lawyers are ready to respond to legal issues filed against the impending increase in the fare for the Light Rail Transit and Metro systems starting in this coming January 2015.

According to Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte , the Department of Transportation and Communications continue to explain to the public on the reason behind the decision to raise the fare.

" We are also ready to respond to that. We will await the decision ( the court ) , whether to issue a ( temporary restraining order ) , " he said in an interview on radio dzRB .

This statement was added in response to the reports come out with groups invited in court to question the fare increase .

New Alyandang Makabayan ( Bayan ) secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said that they plan to escalate the court fare increase on Jan. 5 , the first day of work in 2015 .

Once they execute the extra fare , the fare of the LRT - 1 from Baclaran to Roosevelt would be P29 , and P24 also for one- way trip to the LRT - 2 from Santolan to Recto .

It’s going to be P28 MRT 3 fare from North Avenue to Taft Avenue , which currently charges P15 .

Valte insist that  the need for the extra fare . He also said that DOTC knows the need to enhance the system and the facilities of  the LRT and MRT .
source: GMA