Mandatory 20% student fare discount bill gets House nod

MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading the bill institutionalizing a year-round 20 percent discount on student fare for public transportation. The lower chamber approved House Bill No. 8885 with 169 affirmative votes and zero negative votes or abstention. HB 8885, principally authored by Quezon City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas, was approved on second reading last Jan. 30. READ: House OKs bill institutionalizing student fare discount on 2nd reading The proposed law mandates a year-round20 percent discount for students on regular domestic fares in all public transportation, including land, rail, sea, and a...

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