|Taxis in Philippines|
The main purpose of my blog is to express how I feel with Philippine taxi drivers who are unscrupulous and taking advantage with the passengers/commuters mostly in Metro Manila. They don't even think that they are giving the Philippines a bad impression in the perception of the foreigners due to those exploitation of taxi drivers. The purpose of this blog is to notify the public especially the Philippine Government to have a greater punishment and higher penalty for Philippine taxi drivers who will be reported for being:
- Rude, Discourteous, Abusive and Arrogant to Passengers
- Refusing to Transport the Passenger
- Having Fast Taxi Meter
- Overcharging the Commuter to their Fare.
- Reckless Driver
- Maniac Driver
- Refusal to grant the 10 pesos discount of the commuters.
- Opportunist to passengers
Those mentioned grumbles above are the usual complains of an ordinary commuter most of the time. I can say that I normally experience them all daily. I've tried to file a complain by filling out this form of Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB), http://ltfrb.gov.ph/main/getinvolved#sthash.5q5DWP6y.dpbs but unfortunately nothing happens, they haven't respond to my concern or even notifying me a receipt of message.
Here is my story, Last Friday, it was December 2, 2016, I had several scenarios of refusal and contracting going to my destination.
|Philippines Taxi Meter|
And then I replied "telling, Sir, it's too much expensive my normal taxi rate from here to Makati ranges from 280 to 350 pesos only. The taxi driver response, "Eh kung ayaw mo maghanap ka na lang ng taxi na iba, ang dami mong satsat" (if you don't want, look for other taxi, you have a lot saying) that's my first taxi scenario.
During that time, I was totally pissed-off and I don't know what to react my temper went high. To avoid any argumentation or any conflicts with the driver, I just agreed on his condition to pay him 500 pesos to drop me on Ayala Makati.
If in the future I would encounter same scenario again, I will post the plate number, taxi name, name of the driver and probably will take a photo of the driver and post it here in my blog. I am hoping that the LTFRB and the Philippine Government will have an immediate action to these kind of experiences we encountered with taxi drivers.
Here are the sample videos being caught and captured by the victims: