This was the headline news in 1966. Bus operators in the Greater Manila area, after heeding the request of President Marcos, volunteered to return to the minimum rate of 10 centavos for the a five-kilometer ride. The return to the old rate benefit thousands of bus commuters, most of them from Quezon City and Pasay City.
Today, after 42 years---
May 19, 2008/ Inquirer
The LTFRB announced the provisional fare increase on Sunday and had set its implementation on May 21, Wednesday. Under the LTFRB joint resolution signed Saturday, the fare for Metro Manila and Regions III and IV jeepneys will increase from P7.50 to P8 for the first four kilometers. Jeepney operators from other regions will also raise their fares by P0.50. The fare for Metro Manila regular buses will increase from P8 to P9 for the first five kilometers, that for air-conditioned buses from P10 to P11.50 for the first five kilometers. There will be no increase on the rates for every succeeding kilometer for both Metro Manila jeeps and buses. Provincial regular buses will increase their fare from P8.50 to P9 for the first five kilometers and P1.40 for every succeeding kilometer.