A lot of commuters were indeed furious when the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or the LTFRB suspended Uber. And since Uber is suspended, many people had no choice but to take taxis again. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with riding a taxi. What's quite wrong is when the driver starts abusing his passengers.
Taxi drivers may be making a living through driving but the sad truth us that there had been hundreds of taxis out there who are choosy, abusive and worse, perverts! These drivers are the reasons why most people, especially women, have refused to ride a taxi.
And now, another taxi driver has been the center of talks online after a story about him was posted by a netizen on Facebook.
A Facebook user named Drei Tiamzon posted the infuriating story on his Facebook account, that instantly captured the attention of the netizens.
According to Tiamzon, he was with his boss and his female assistant were riding a taxi after fixing a dinner meeting. They were heading back to the hotel at around 2 in the morning when they had the most traumatic experience in riding a taxi.
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They stopped over a drug store where Sarah, the victim who was sitting beside the driver, bought a few things. But then, Tiamzon noticed that the driver has been throwing glares at his assistant. He tried ignoring it but when Sarah returned, the boss noticed that the taxi isn't driving straight but was rather being 'aligaga' and was moving from one side to another.
After a couple of minutes, Tiamzon received a text from his assistant saying that the driver has been trying to harass her!
The text message read:
“Sir Drei, ung driver Manyak”
“Yaw ko na”
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Tiamzon had no idea what to do to make everything better for Sarah, but he still chose to remain silent and observe everything. When they finally arrived at the hotel, Sarah hurriedly left the taxi.
After Sarah left, the driver even asked the passengers to pay for an extra fee because they made a stopover at a drug store. But then, Tiamzon was furious when he looked at Sarah and noticed that she's already crying and her body couldn't stop shaking, proving that she was indeed molested.
“Ang kapal din naman ng mukha mo kuya!!! magpadagdag kapa e minanyak mo nga kasama namin eh!” he shouted at the driver.
He then decided to make a scene, prompting the staff of the hotel to come to their area to assist them. Thankfully, the hotel staff decided to help them in the best they could. The staff of the hotel is the one who managed to get the details of the taxi driver with the plate number UYV-980.
They tried to file a report at the Pasay Police Station but they were told that it would still be a long process.
Meanwhile, the netizens were furious after reading the whole story. They tried to call the attention of the LTFRB to show them that the taxi that they described to as 'safe' are now abusing their passengers!
Via: ManilaReaders, TNP