Some of the PINK taxi units launched by the LTFRB (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines – After the launching of the pink jeepneys, UVs and buses in Metro Manila, 60 pink taxis were officially launched by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday as a part of their Pink4 Project.
“The four “K”, that was [sic] I mentioned a while ago, “K” raised to the fourth, because these sectors of our society have a hard time transporting,” LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez said.
Pink taxi will be rendering service to women, youth, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
LTFRB Chairman calls on the attention of operators to cooperate and be a part of this project.
“We are continuously encouraging operators to join this project so that there will not just be 60 units of LBR taxi which are part of this project,” Ginez said.
Actor and TV host Luis “Lucky” Manzano, one of the owners of LBR taxi also arrived at the launching of the pink taxi.
He said that it is just to serve and help the four sectors of our society with this pink project.
“It’s a way of giving back, we have been really blessed. It’s ok to lose some as long as we can help passengers from point A to point B,” Manzano said.
As stated in JAO 2014-01 of LTFRB, officials of LTFRB reminded taxi drivers that there will be appropriate actions for taxi drivers who will not render proper service to passengers.
The launching of pink taxis is in line with the celebration of the International Women’s Month to give priority to women especially the persons with disabilities (PWDs) in public vehicles. (Aiko Miguel /UNTV News)