Arrogant and undiscplined taxi drivers are all over the place. It's quite normal to hear bad news about them. Recently, one passenger had to pay P200 to a taxi driver in Taguig city.
A certain netizen was charged two flagdown rates since the taxi driver demanded additional fare. The uncivilized driver also pushed for an additional 15-peso fare because the arrogant cab driver had no coins in his pocket.
If we are to dissect the situation, it appears that the taxi driver is really wrong in all angles. Read full story of the incident below.
This cab driver called me "magulang and made a scene at SM aura".
From our place in Taguig was going to SM aura, but i had to pick up daughter in Acacia (sobrang lapit lang at on the way naman). When i was paying him P145 as what was in his meter, he said plus 40 kasi daw nag side trip kami. I said "di ko naman po pinahinto yun meter nyo ha nun dumaan tayo acacia." Ganun daw talaga. I was not in the mood to argue so I gave him 1k but sinuklian nya ako ng 800 lang. So i said, kulang sukli ko. Wala daw syang barya. Ay tarantado to..
Sabi ko, "mali naman yan, dinagdagan na kita tapos kulang pa isusukli mo." Sinabihan ba naman ako ganun talaga at wala syang barya. So bumaba na kami but i told him "mali yan ginagawa nyo.pang gugulang na yan." Thats when he insisted na walang mali sa ginawa nya at bumaba sya ng cab nya at lumabas pa. Shouting at me na magulang daw ako, kasi ayaw ko magulangan, hindi daw ako marunong sumakay sa taxi. Sabay hampas ng hood nya. Tangnang logic yan oh! Paulit ulit nya sinisigaw yun sa harap ng ibang tao. Pinagtitinginan na kami so i had to walk it out and ilayo anak ko.
Sobrang swerte nya talaga at kasama ko anak ko.
As of writing, the post of the netizen has already earned 5,608 shares, over 11,000 likes, and 1.4K shares.
Given the story posted by Lembot Dineros is accurate, then there's no point of having taxi operators in the Metro. It would be advisable that the government will switch to Uber or Grab services.