- Two taxi drivers, who were allegedly involved in overcharging of fare were caught by officials of NAIA Terminal 1 and 2
- A yellow airport taxi was caught with an installed device used to speed up the meter to charge passengers with a higher price
- Another taxi driver was caught after being involved in overcharging of a passenger which got viral in social media
Two taxi drivers, who are allegedly involved in overcharging of fare to passengers, were caught by officials of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 and 2, as disclosed by ABS-CBN News.
A yellow airport taxi was caught with an installed device used to speed up the meter to charge passengers with a higher price.
A staff of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) noticed the yellow taxi since its driver won’t get off while they were conducting inspection at the airport. The driver defended himself; saying that he was just trying out the device. He will face meter tampering case.
Meanwhile, another taxi driver was caught after being involved in overcharging to a passenger which got viral in social media.
Taxi driver who charged food vlogger Mikey Chen (@mikexingchen) P2,300 fare for a ride between airport terminals is apprehended by MIAA intelligence & investigation division after the story went viral pic.twitter.com/KuJysytcqV
— Anjo Bagaoisan (@anjo_bagaoisan) March 27, 2018
Chinese-American food vlogger, Mikey Chen, posted in a video-sharing website his experience riding in a taxi in the Philippines last March 25. He and his group were charged an amount of P2,300 by a taxi driver who drove them from NAIA Terminal 3 to NAIA Terminal 4.
The driver even showed a rate card to them for the said route.
Chen described the incident as a “robbery” and a “scam.” He also added that the charge was unfair which he plead to less it to P1,500.
The Manila International Airport Authority caught the driver after seeing the signs that was caught from the video recorder by Chen. The accused driver said that the rate card was just given to him by his fellow taxi driver and he just thought maybe the passengers would agree with the charge.
The two taxi will be impounded for 3 months while the operators will be charged a fine of P120,000 each. The drivers may also be possibly blacklisted in the accredited airport taxi.
Chen reacted to the incident by posting a tweet.
Really didn’t expect this to get the amount of attention that it did but hopefully this situation improves and others will not fall for the same scam that I did. https://t.co/x6OClKz33l
— Mike Chen ?? (@mikexingchen) March 27, 2018