Taxi drivers and operators who begin charging P40 flag-down rate before January 21 will face heavy penalties from Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
P3,000 penalty will be given for every violation of overcharging whenever the P40 flag-down rate is enforced before January 21 which is its actual effective date. In the process, the license could be lost due to such violation.
The approved adjusted flag-down rate for taxis will only take effect after 15 days of its publication nationwide—save for Baguio City where local operators had filed fare increase petition.
However, the P40 flag-down rate may only be applied if the taxi drivers and operators adhere to the usage of usage of properly calibrated taxi meter and installation of meter that issues receipts.
[via Breaking News PH]
During the Christmas and New Year season, millions of Filipinos go out together with their families and friends. For taxi drivers, this presents their ideal work scenario: the demand is much higher than the supply.
But there are abusive taxi drivers everywhere. Some taxi drivers snob passengers, others choose passengers, and there are those who fix the rate instead of using the meter.
To protect commuters from abusive taxi drivers, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) relived “Oplan Isnabero”.
Any commuter who was denied to board, ignored, forced to pay fixed rate, or asked for additional payment can call and complain through these numbers:
DOTC hotline for Abusive Taxi Drivers (“Abusadong Taxi Drivers”):
Oplan Isnabero is being implemented by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
It just makes me wonder why this has to be implemented just during this season. Why not protect the commuters against abusive taxi driver all-year round? Just my thought.