Effective on January 4, 2015, both LRT and MRT are set to increase their fare. The following formula shall apply on the new fare: Php 11.00 (base fare) + Php 1.00 per kilometer.
According to DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya, “It’s a tough decision, but it had to be made. It’s been several years since an increase was proposed. We delayed its implementation one last time until after the Christmas season. While 2015 will see increased fares, it will also see marked improvements in our LRT and MRT services”.
The following will be the maximum fare increase for LRT and MRT:
(Sources: http://www.dotc.gov.ph/index.php/2014-09-02-05-01-41/2014-09-03-06-43-32/85-lrt-mrt-fares-to-be-increased-on-jan-4, http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/metro-manila/12/22/14/timing-lrt-mrt-fare-hike-questioned)