TRICYCLE FARE in Muntinlupa City is increasing to P9 for the first four kilometers, up P1 from the old rate, based on an ordinance approved last month and published on Nov. 14. City Ordinance 18-208, which also sets a P1 rate for every succeeding kilometer, is based on fares approved by the Muntinlupa Tricycle Regulatory and Franchising and Board (MTRFB) following a petition from the city’s federation of drivers and operators. Students, senior citizens, and persons with disability will get a 20% discount. Special fares, meanwhile, will be based on the regular fare and the number of passengers in the tricycle. All tricycles in the city are required to post a copy of the Uniform Fare Matrix for transparency to passengers. Tricycle drivers who will violate the ordinance shall be fined P1,000 or face one-year imprisonment. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras