Taxi drivers snubbing passengers in major thoroughfares and pickup points have dropped by almost 50%, according to the Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
According to the government agency’s Public Assistance and Complaints Desk (PACD), the number of taxi drivers who negotiates for fixed fares and refuse to convey passengers from January to November this year went down to 1,123, almost half from 2,133 in the same period last year.
The agency promises to curb such practices this holiday season by intensifying their ‘Oplan Isnabero‘ program. They also warn taxi drivers to accommodate and provide service to passengers, regardless of their destination, in the holiday rush.
Erring Taxi drivers may be fined up to Php120,000, according to Lizada, once caught. Lizada also encourages the riding public to report such experiences to the LTFRB’s public hotlines for appropriate action.