LTFRB Approves P40 Taxi Flagdown Rate

Commuters who prefer to ride the cab instead of the jeepney will pay P10 more next year as the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved the petition of taxi owners to increase the flagdown rate from P30 to P40 last December 23.

Besides the flagdown rate, succeeding charges were also increased. When the new rates take effect, taxi passengers will have to pay P3.50 (previously P2.50) for every 300 meters additional distance of travel.

I wonder if there was proper public consultation on this. Your thoughts?