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Catanduanes Rep. Sarmiento’s expanded 20% student fare discount bill hurdles 2nd reading in House

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Catanduanes Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento said that his bill expanding the coverage of 20% student fare discount in transportation services is one step closer to becoming a law.

Sarmiento said that his bill has been approved by the House of Representatives in second reading.

“Pasado kagabi sa Kongreso (2nd Reading) ang panukalang Student Fare Discount Bill sa pangunguna ni Committee on Transportation Chairman Cesar Sarmiento,” his office said.

“Sa kasalukuyan, magkakaroon lamang ng 20% discount ang mga studyante tuwing may pasok mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes.Sa batas na pinapapaglaban ni Cong Cesar, basta enrolled ang estudyante sa paaralan, makakakuha ng 20% discount kahit weekends,” it said.

Under the bill, the coverage of the discount has been expanded as it now includes other public utility vehicles such as busses, planes, ships, and trains.

“Sa ngayon sa land and water transport lang ang meron discount as confirmed by the LTFRB and MARINA in Committee on Transportation public hearings. Cong Cesar’s bill will now cover all modes of public transportation including Air travel and Railways,” the solon’s office said.