LTFRB summons another cab driver accused of overcharging passenger

January 12, 2016 7:12 am 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 11 (PNA) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday directed a taxi driver and the taxi operator to appear before the board after a Facebook user complained about his reckless driving and overcharging.

LTFRB identified the driver as a certain Rolando Camara who drove a taxi with plate number AAO-7317. In a Facebook post, complainant Hannah Quiwa noted that the driver was also rude and arrogant.

She said the incident happened on Dec. 28, 2015 along Robinson's Galleria.

The Board also asked the taxi operator to appear at the hearing of the case on Jan. 20, 9:00 a.m. at the LTFRB main office in Quezon City.

LTFRB said that the case would then be decided on the basis of its records.

It has also given the respondent-operator five days to show cause in writing why his certificate of public convenience (CPC) should not be cancelled or suspended.

Last week, the Board also summoned a taxi driver to attend a hearing on Tuesday for the same complaint of overcharging.

This was after a video of a cab driver, who was “arrogant and rude” to his two lady-passengers after one of them refused to pay for “overcharged fare” circulated online.

The Board said that the incident happened along POEA, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City involving a cab with plate number UWB-666.

Owner of the video, Joanne Garcia narrated her account via Facebook. She said she was prepared to pay the taxi fare on the meter at Php 140 when she and her friend reached their destination.

She gave the driver Php 200 but instead of receiving change, she got yelled at and cursed.

The driver claimed that they owed him Php 250 but when Garcia tried to argue, he yelled at them to get out and even threatened them after they had alighted. (PNA)

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