Duterte against added Beep card fees, Palace says

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Spread the love
In this Friday, April 3, 2020, photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds ballpens as he addresses the nation during a late night live broadcast in Malacanang, Manila, Philippines. Duterte is on quarantine for more than a week after meeting officials, who have been exposed to people infected with the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Toto Lozano/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Divisiion via AP)

President Rodrigo Duterte is against additional fees in purchasing stored value or “Beep” cards, according to his spokesman Harry Roque.

According to Roque, the president feels it is another added burden to Filipinos already suffering from the effects of the pandemic.

Ang pagkakaalam ko po, ang naging damdamin ng Presidente ay tutol din siya diyan sa binabayaran na Beep card,” Roque said in a briefing.

[As far as I know, the President opposes Beep card charges.]

Nahabag po talaga ang Presidente dun sa isang balita na maraming mga naghihirap na ating mga kababayan ang nagulat dahil ang pera nila ay sapat lamang sa pamasahe at sa pagkain para sa araw na yun,” he added.

[The President was moved with pity with the report that many of our impoverished people were surprised (with the cost), as they only had enough cash both for food and transport to get by for the day.]

The Department of Transportation recently suspended the mandatory use of the Beep cards in the EDSA Busway effective this week until further notice after card service provider AF Payments, Inc. did not agree to waive the ₱80 cost of the card on top of the fare load.

EDSA Busway passengers are using a dual payment system for now, meaning they can either use Beep cards or cash for fare payments.

Deferment of P150/K SRP for red onion defended

Spread the love

Spread the loveMANILA — The Department of Agriculture (DA) defended its decision to postpone the implementation of the P150 suggested retail price (SRP)

DOJ: Let DICT help in national ID rollout

Spread the love

Spread the loveMANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) suggested that President Marcos should delegate certain functions of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)