President Duterte signs law on student fare discount for land, air, water, rail transportation

Security & Defense

“Malaking tulong ang mga diskwento na ito para sa mga mag-aaral. Ang matitipid na pera sa pamasahe at iba pang gastusin ay maaaring gamitin ng estudyante sa ibang bagay,” Senator Sonny Angara said after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11314 which grants students 20% fare discount on transportation for land (jeep, bus, UV Express vans, taxi and TNVS), air, water and rail (MRT, LRT and PNR).

“Araw araw ay bumibyahe ang mahigit sa 30 milyon na estudyante mula sa elementarya hanggang sa kolehiyo kaya napakalaking bagay ang pagpasa ng batas na ito para sa kanila at sa mga pamilya nila,” Senator Angara said.

He said that all the student has to do is to present a valid school ID or his or her current validated enrolment forms to avail of the fare discount.

“This is a year-round benefit that students can avail so they can have discounted fares whenever they want to go home to their families, even during holidays,” he said.


“Excluded from coverage of the law are individuals enrolled in dancing or driving schools, short-term courses of seminar type and post-graduate studies such as those taking up medicine, law, masters and doctorate degrees,” Angara added.

“Sa mga may biyahe sa ibang bansa para mag aral, training o kaya para sa kompetisyon, sila din ay magiging exempted sa pagbayad ng P1,620 na travel tax,” he said.

“Bukod sa pamasahe, isinusulong din natin ang diskwento sa mga pang araw araw na gastusin ng mga mag-aaral tulad ng pagkain, gamot at school supplies. Ito ay para sa mga mahihirap na estudyante lamang,” the senator noted.