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GrabCar driver nasalisihan ng pasahero matapos alukin ng spa

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Naghahain ng reklamo sa Pasig Police ang biktimang GrabCar driver kasama ang saksing spa attendant.

Naghahain ng reklamo sa Pasig Police ang biktimang GrabCar driver kasama ang saksing spa attendant.

PASIG CITY, Philippines — Walang nagawa ang isang drayber ng GrabCar kundi magreklamo sa presinto matapos itong masalisihan ng isang pasahero na nagpahatid sa lungsod ng Pasig.

Ayon sa biktimang nagpakilala lamang sa pangalang Mike, gamit ang GrabCar application, nag book ang suspek sa isang mall sa Quezon City at nagpanggap na magpapahatid sa isang condominium sa Pasig.

Dahil sa matatamis na pananalita, nakuha ang loob ng biktima na samahan muna ito sa isang spa at body massage salon sa C.Raymundo,Pasig bago ihatid sa condo.

Paglalahad ni Mike, “Sabi niya, ‘Magpapa-spa ako sir, idaan mo ako sa spa. Kung gusto mo, habang hinihintay mo ako bibigyan na rin kita; ipi-free na rin kita ng mga services,’ then ganun po ang nangyari sabay po kaming nag pa spa.”

Pinangakuan pa ng suspek ang biktima na siya na lang ang palaging kukuning drayber sa mga lakad nito.

Pagkatapos magpamasahe ng dalawa, sinamantala ng suspek na kuhanin ang pera at cellphone ng biktima habang ito ay naliligo sa banyo. At pagkatapos makuha ang dalawang smartphone, tatlong libong pisong kita, tatlong ATM cards at mahahalagang ID, ay mabilis na umalis ang suspek na nagpakilala lamang sa pangalang Aldin, base na rin sa GrabCar application.

Hindi naman aniya akalain na mananakaw ng suspek ang kaniyang gamit dahil pinabantayan pa nito sa nagmasahe sa kaniya.

Ayon naman sa spa attendant, inakala aniya na magkarelasyon ang dalawa kaya naman nagtiwala ito sa suspek.

“Malambing yung bakla sa kaniya na sabihin, ‘Be ano gusto mo?’ Ang tawag sa kaniya nga ‘be’ kaya kampante ako na mag jowa silang dalawa.”

Dagdag pa ng attendant, “May alahas po siya, ang kapal nga po ng alahas niya eh. Hindi mo mapagkamalan na ano.”

Dahil sa nangyari, nanawagan na lang ang biktima sa mga kapuwa nitong mga drayber na huwag magpapa biktima sa mga kawatan.

Paalala ni Mike, “Wag magtiwala sa kapwa kahit anung ganda ng pananalita. Isaalang-alang din natin yung safety natin ma’am kahit naghahangad tayo ng sobrang kita.” (UNTV News)

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Authorities nabbed 2 taxi drivers over fake meters

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The driver of this Easy taxi unit was involved in overcharging a foreign tourist using a fake tariff.

MANILA, Philippines — Personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have arrested the taxi driver who went viral on social media for contracting his Chinese passenger using a fake taxi meter.

MIAA intelligence and investigation division said that it has discovered the modus operandi of the suspect through the video posted by food vlogger Mikey Chen.

The driver allegedly charged Chen P2,300 taxi fare from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 last January 27.

Chen said he was able to bargain the price down to P1,500.

The suspect did not deny the allegations.

“Eh sinubukan ko lang. Isang beses lang ‘yon Sir,” said the suspect.

(I just tried it once.)

 “Pinagbigyan na kayo ng MIAA para kumuha ng mga pasahero doon kasi kulang yung yellow metered. Huwag ninyong abusuhin,” said Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Atty. Aileen Lizada.

(MIAA gave you a chance to pick up passengers at the airport because there is a lack of yellow metered taxis. Don’t abuse it.)

The operator of the taxi was fined P100, 200 while the vehicle will be impounded for three months.

The license of the driver might be canceled or be included in the blacklist of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Meanwhile, a taxi driver was also apprehended for using a tampered taximeter.

Personnel of MIAA discovered the fraud when they inspected the yellow taxi.

The control was hidden under the driver’s seat.

It is a device used to speed up the taximeter.

“This is already fraud. You are employing another device para mas bumilis. You are tampering already with the meter na. ‘Yan ho ay calibrated and sealed para hindi ninyo galawin,” said Lizada.

(This is already fraud. You are employing another device to make it run faster. You are tampering already with the meter. That is calibrated and sealed so that you cannot not tamper with it.)

The yellow metered taxi will be impounded for three months and its operator will have to pay a fine of P120,000. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue

 

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Uber strips of its London license; sparks heated debates

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 2nd, 2017

London’s Uber ban has sparked heated debates among the local residents and taxi drivers as the city’s regulator revoked its license, which expired on Saturday.

The Uber ban has upset some locals. More than 800,000 London residents have petitioned for the Uber service, as they have lost a choice for convenient commuting.

“It’s much much cheaper. It’s two-thirds much cheaper, because it is safe, and it is cheap, and it’s reliable,” said a London resident.

Despite the cheap price, safety problem is often neglected by the citizens. Moreover, the popularity of Uber resulted in a competitive taxi market in London.

“No, it’s not safe. They don’t care about it. They just care about their cheap price,” said a taxi driver.

“They work in about 18 hours a day because there are so many of them, and there is no regulation. Some of the drivers even, I even talk to them sometimes, they are complaining. Uber drivers have complained and protested about Uber’s practices,” said Steve Hayes, a taxi driver.

The ban has affected around 40,000 registered Uber drivers in London, causing full-time drivers to lose income.

Globally, Uber has endured a tumultuous few months after a string of scandals involving allegations of bullying at the company.

The app has been forced to quit several countries including Denmark and Hungary and faced regulatory battles in multiple US states and countries around the world. — Reuters

 

 

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LTFRB plans to cancel licenses of erring taxi drivers

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, August 25th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — To address common complaints of passengers on taxi drivers, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is coordinating with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for possible heavier punishment to drivers.

On the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon,LTFRB chief Martin Delgra III said they are planning on cancelling the licenses of drivers.

Through this, Delgra said, taxi drivers will refrain from rejecting and over charging passengers.

“If there are erring taxis, of course it will affect the operators, but the taxi drivers on first offense, will be slapped with 3 months suspension, not fine, because [suspension] is heavier. Second offense is 6 months suspension, third offense is cancellation,” said Delgra.

He added that the new policy will be effective as soon as possible.

The LTFRB urges the public to assert their rights as passengers and report immediately to their office any incident of wrongdoings by taxi drivers.

“There has to be a change in social behavior of people. They usually anticipate that drivers will reject them,” said Delgra. “During those situations, assert your rights before you complain to LTFRB.”

Amid all complaints against taxi drivers, the LTFRB said they will be giving out more franchises of taxi cabs.

To address the issues against drivers, the LTFRB mandated them to attend the Drivers Academy wherein they are being reminded of the basic traffic rules, road safety, anger management and proper treatment to passengers.

LTFRB plans to make this a requirement to taxi operators before hiring drivers. — Joyce Balancio | UNTV News & Rescue

WATCH ALSO: Live social experiment on taxi vs TNVS ride with LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III on Get It Straight with Daniel Razon 

 

 

 

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