Fixed salary for jeepney drivers pushed

MANILA-- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is eyeing to provide fixed salaries for jeepney drivers to improve their living conditions and further improve the traffic situation in the country.

In a press conference during the launch of the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) earlier this week, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said the board is set to come up with the guidelines on the fixed salary scheme for jeepney drivers.

According to Delgra, the LTFRB is proposing that the salaries be imposed at a rate above the minimum wage level in the country.

The minimum wage in Metro Manila is set at PHP454 while workers in the provinces earn at least PHP235.

The current boundary system has led to PUV drivers racing against each other to get more passengers, Delgra added.

Source: Philippines News Agency