Davao taxi drivers told: Minus P10

Subscribe Now September 23, 2015 at 07:58am

A LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) officer said the taxi drivers who will violate the reduced P10 in the flagdown rate will be charged with at most P15,000 and cancellation of the Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC).

Several complaints from passengers were raised regarding the refusal of some drivers to follow the regulation.

"Passengers who will encounter those kinds of drivers will have to file a written complaint to our office so the cases can be dealt with accordingly," said Edgar Violan, operation division head of LTFRB Davao.

Both the driver and the operator will be fined P5,000 for the first offense. On the second offense, they will be fined P10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days. For the third and subsequent offenses, both will have to pay P15,000 and cancellation of CPC where the unit is authorized.

LTFRB has a signed paper with the taxi drivers from Krizia Taxi and Davao mid-valley, signifying that they know and approve of the case no. 2014-19244 re: reduction of ten pesos on the existing flag down rate of forty pesos; prohibition on refusing to pick passengers; and the no using of phone when driving policy.

The provincial reduction of the rate is due to the continued dropping of the prices of fuel in the world market. With this, the drivers loses at least P300 in their daily income.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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