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BW/EMME ROSE S. SANTIAGUDO

An air conditioned modern jeepney, one of the first units that started operating this month, serves the ITGSI-Jaro-City Proper route in Iloilo City alongside old ones. Transport leader Rizal M. Alido said they are still waiting for the final Local Route Transport Plan of the city government to determine the additional number of units that will be deployed for that route, which is currently being served by up to 700 old jeepneys. The fare for the new jeepneys are about P3 higher than the old jeepney rates. Emelianita Mendonez, a 65-year old commuter from Badiangan, Iloilo, said in the local language: “Although, it’s a bit pricey compared to the other jeepneys, I am more than willing to pay for it because of the comfort that it can offer.” — Emme Rose S. Santiagudo





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