Hiling ng bus operators pag-iisipan muna
NAKIUSAP ang Malakanyang sa bus operators na pagbigyan muna ang Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) na pag-aralan ang kanilang petisyon na magtaas din sa singil bago pa ikasa sa mga mananakay.
Ani Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, wala namang mawawala sa bus operators kung susundin ang proseso dahil ang importante ay dumaan sa legal na paraan ang kanilang hirit na dagdag pasahe.
“Yung fare hike nung jeepney? Well, pinag-aralan po ‘yon ng LTFRB. Remember that this has been on going, the petition has been filed for sometime. So they have ample opportunity to study the petition and based on their recommendation, based on their decision, they found it that it is prudent to raise the fare hike by 50 centavos. So, again, the petition for instance sa bus rate, bus fares naman is always be subject to a study by the LTRFB,” anito.
Sa kabilang dako, handa na ang Malakanyang na isulong ang alternatibong solusyon gaya ng electronic o electric vehicles sa oras na patuloy na lumobo ang presyo ng langis sa bansa.
” It’s already being processed already. It’s being prioritize. In fact, you have the e-buses, the e-trikes. The e-trikes is now being studied by the NEDA already. The President, in fact, wants the NEDA to conclude it’s study on the e-trikes already. So these alternative sources of energy are being prioritize by the Department of Energy and that’s the reason why we would like to emphasize and enhance their uses so that we will lessen our independence on petrolyo,” pahayag ni Sec. Lacierda.
Tiniyak din ng opisyal na mas magiging maliit ang gastos ng gobyerno kapag nasimulan ang implementasyon ng electronic o electric vehicles.
“Not only that. From the point of view of the operators, it will be less cost for them and more income. Less expense, more income for them. That’s the reason why we’re looking at alternate sources of energy to—so that we are shield from the vagaries of the market forces in the petroleum and also to ensure that the transport operators, jeepney drivers, bus operators would be—would have a higher take-home pay.”