BEWARE TAXI DRIVER

I ride a taxi from East mall to my place, usually my fare meter for the ride only cost me seventy pesos. but two days ago, I was given a receipt by the taxi driver, named Gilbert, Escol.Driving C-097 yellow cab. He was expecting me to pay him an amount from the receipt which cost 274 pesos. I asked him why I was billed that much, when I used to ride a taxi from that mall to my place, and my fare never reach that amount. no matter how traffic it is. His answer was simple, he was a yellow cab taxi, an airport taxi, and their plug down rate is 70 pesos.

I told him I will report him, and even dare me to do it, just to give him the amount in the receipt. I refuse to pay him and demand to get his name and validate it in his identification card, I checked his receipt and saw that the date of receipt was December 12,2009. Hey, taxi driver, don't fool me around,its December 25,2010 now and the time is 7:30pm not 4pm, you freak!. I don't care if your an airport taxi, in the first place, I didn't ride in the airport. If your exclusive for the airport, then don't pick up anywhere in the metro. When I start questioning him the details in his receipt, he immediately  agrees to accept  the amount that I told him I am used to pay, the 70 pesos. You see, if I was not that bold enough to ask him and just let him fool me, he will go away with the money he never sweat. I'm still not giving up, I have all the details of the receipt and his name and the cabs plate number , I am going to report that man, when office for LTFRB resume.

Note, It was only that time that I learned about there 70 pesos plug down rate, I was really clueless,  yet he is responsible of letting his passenger know there special rate. And even so, his giving the  passenger a receipt  that does not match the details on the actual date and time of ride, is a big NO, NO. So please beware, before you ride a cab, make sure you have the details of the taxi, the plate number, the franchise number and the name of the driver, if you can call your loved ones while your inside the cab, do it, and make the driver hear the flow of your conversation  with the person you called, and that your giving the details of his cab. For your own protection, its better to be alert than sorry, in that way you are giving the driver  a hint  to do their job rightfully and  drop you whole  in front of your place. And another thing, if you don't know the exact location of the place you are going to, I suggest you asked a friend  first before you  ride a cab,  because if not, and you just let the driver lead the way, chances are you will be tour around before heading the place. But not all drivers are crooked, and do those tricks, there are still few good drivers  out there, your lucky if you were able to ride with a good taxi driver, but if not,  those crook taxi driver  out there will make money out of your  innocence. So, careful, with my experience of riding a taxi, the most cases I encounter is the fast meter of taxi driver, touring you around if your not familiar on the place you are heading to, over charging and contractual conveyance.

17 comments:

ALBERT said...

good for u to check the receipts ate irene. wow another modus they have. another way of fooling people

Godbless ate irene,

Renz said...

Just plain sad that our kababayans resort to scheming their own kababayans. This is why our country never moves on.

S-H-Y said...

I think that is one reason bakit ang ating bansa ay walang pag unlad, dapat ganyan tao bigyan ng leksyon..I hate those kind of people, pare pareho nmn tao working hard to live..

Rah said...

nice one. You really got him there. This is one of my New Year's resolution. Next Year, I will report all abusado and isnabero taxis. Sobra na sila.

mattscradle said...

Mag tataka ka talaga kasi sobrang laki ng taxi fare mo. Pero totoo na 70 pesos ang plug down nila. I just down understand bakit sya nag pick up ng passenger na hindi galing sa airport.

Adang said...

ang sasarap pag gigilitan ng leeg yang mga ganyan tao,,,eto nanaman hina high blood ...grrrrr. lakas manlamang sa kapwa

Geneve said...

Grr... ang dami na talaga manloloko ngayon kaya meron ng oplan isnabero para sa mga loko lokong taxi driver.

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nice post friend... keep in up

SA said...

kailan kaya matatapos ang mga ganitong klaseng panloloko..

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kim said...

but that was outrageous! good thing I NEVER RIDE taxis. you're so right when you say BEWARE..

by the way, Happy New Year!

Grace said...

Oh my! that driver is insane. LOL! buti na lang sis at nagcheck ka. Good for him na nakakuha ng katapat.

Pinx said...

wow! so brave of you! iba naman dito sa bohol. they don't have receipts, and they charge you twice the amount on the meter. the reason, it's because walang pasahero na pabalik, kasi ang mga taxi dito sa bohol, pang malayo talaga, walang pang city lang. kaya if your meter is 200, then you'll have to pay 400. quite sad pero that's the fact here. hehehe... happy new year, and thanks for the visit by the way!

Mayet said...

ay naman! kailangan talagang maging careful.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Thank God you're so smart and brave!

Ceedee said...

You did the right thing. Its time people like you learns to stand up to jerks like that driver and fight for what is right and just and fair.

jenie=) said...

tsk tsk! people really have a lot of ways to fool others these days huh!? good thing you have the presence of mind to check and the bravado to stand your ground. congratulations!!!

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mattscradle said...

At first airport taxi are not supposed to pick up passenger that is not within the airport vicinity - mattscradle