Starting June 1, the ferryboats would operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, one hour shorter than the current 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. schedule.
However, the lunch break period (the hours when the ferryboats stop operating) will be shortened to between noon and 2 p.m. from the present 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Passengers are charged a fare of P50 each for a single journey from the Pinagbuhatan to the Guadalupe station in Makati City or vice versa; P50 for a single trip from Guadalupe to any of the three stations in Manila —PUP in Sta. Mesa, Escolta or Plaza Mexico—and P30 for a one-way trip from PUP to Escolta or from Escolta to Plaza Mexico and vice versa.
Two more stations (Sta. Ana in Manila and San Joaquin in Pasig City) are expected to open next month.
The MMDA said that discussions were ongoing to reduce the fare rates.
In the meantime, loyal passengers would be given a 20-percent discount if they purchase in advance at least 10 tickets starting on June 2.
This is in addition to the 20-percent discount given to Filipino senior citizens, students and persons with disabilities.
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