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Cabbie held over P1,200 fare for Naia-Taguig trip

/ 01:15 AM January 11, 2017

A taxi driver was arrested and charged for allegedly forcing a passenger to pay P1,200 for a trip from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to Taguig City, or more than 10 times the regular fare.

The Aviation Security Group filed a complaint for estafa against Ivan Incirto, 26, of Sta. Maria, Bulacan, who was arrested on Sunday. This was after 33-year-old Brian Jaen, a seaman who arrived at Naia Terminal 3, sought help from the Avsegroup’s mobile patrol security unit (MPSU).

According to Jaen, he landed around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and got into Incirto’s Al-Rose taxi (ABX-5137) after waiting in line for about half an hour. The vehicle had traveled by about 50 meters when the driver said he would charge a fixed rate of P1,200 to take his passenger to a mall in Bicutan, Taguig.

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When Jaen refused and insisted on paying only the metered fare, Incirto forced him out of the cab. The seaman, who hails from Davao City, sought help at a nearby MPSU outpost, which immediately sent out an alert for Incirto’s taxi.

About five hours later, MPSU personnel spotted the cab near Terminal 1 and placed Incirto under arrest. —JEANNETTE I. ANDRADE

TAGS: Al-Rose Taxi, Avsegroup, Bicutan, Bulacan, Estafa, Ivan Incirto, Motioncars, Motoring, MPSU, NAIA, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Sta. Maria, Taguig City, Taxi driver
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