Apela ng mga taxi operator laban sa P10 rollback sa flag down rate, hindi pinagbigyan ng LTFRB
UNTV News • March 17, 2015 • 2560
FILE PHOTO: Signage para sa pagbaba ng flagdown rate ng taxi mula P40 hanggang P30. (Willie Sy / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines – Humarap ngayong Martes ang mga taxi operator mula sa Iloilo, Metro Cebu, Baguio at Metro Manila sa ipinatawag na pagdinig ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Central office.
Kaugnay ito ng kanilang apela na ipatigil ang sampung pisong rollback sa flag down rate ng mga taxi. Ngunit matapos ang masusing pag-aaral, hindi naman ito pinayagan ng LTFRB.
“The meantime the flag down rate of P10 stands and we hope as manifested naman ng mga counsels ng oppositor they are implementing the P10 flag down rate,” pahayag ni Atty. Ariel Inton, Board Member ng LTFRB.
Ipinaliwanag ng LTFRB na meron silang legal na batayan upang ipatupad ang rollback sa flag down rate ng mga taxi at isa na rito ang sunod-sunod na pagbaba sa presyo ng produktong petrolyo.
Giit naman ng Iloilo at Metro Cebu Taxi Operators Association, hindi dapat sila kasama sa naturang rollback dahil mas mataas ng tatlo hanggang apat na piso ang presyo ng diesel sa kanila kumpara sa Metro Manila.
“So that’s why we are appealing to the board na kapag binaba pa natin by P10 we are going back now to the 2004 level, during that time gasoline was P26,” saad ni Atty. Joseph Go ng Metro Cebu Taxi Operators Association.
Nais naman ng Baguio City Taxi Operators Association na makita kung paano kinuwenta ng LTFRB ang fare reduction.
“Ang samin dapat i-status quo muna doon sa P35 we would like the board to give us a computation kung paano nila kinompute ung P10 reduction. Separately for Baguio city included actual prices of fuel and maintenance sasakyan sa Baguio City,” ani Atty. Boyd Ngipol ng Baguio Taxi Operators Association.
Muli namang nanawagan ang LTFRB sa mga taxi operator at drivers na sumunod sa ipinatupad na bawas pasahe upang makaiwas sa pagmumulta. (Aiko Miguel / UNTV News)
Thousands of Madrid taxi drivers staged a protest on Monday (January 28) at Sol Square in central Madrid against the online ride-hailing sector, including companies like Uber and Cabify which they say ignore regulations and pose unfair competition.
The protest joined by taxi drivers from across Spain and Portugal ended a day of demonstrations that started with the blockage of Madrid’s most iconic avenue earlier in the day.
Spain’s government agreed to pass new regulations in September guaranteeing a cap on licences for Uber and similar services at a ratio of just one permit for every 30 taxi permits.
The regulation also permitted Spanish regions to adopt their own restrictions on the services as they see fit.
But taxi workers demand further restrictions such a law that would force customers of ride-hailing services to order transport an hour beforehand.
Taxi drivers have been on strike since Monday (January 21). — Reuters
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