MMDA suspends 2 tow firms over extortion raps vs crew | Inquirer News
Close  

MMDA suspends 2 tow firms over extortion raps vs crew

/ 05:20 AM August 02, 2018

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the operations of two accredited towing companies following the arrest of their crew members for alleged extortion.

The MMDA said seven employees from Bernadine Transport 200 and three from NJP Trucking 293 were arrested by the police in Barangay Pio del Pilar, Makati City, late Tuesday night.

ADVERTISEMENT

They allegedly demanded an exorbitant towing fee—first asking for P5,000 and later P9,500—from two drivers whose dump truck had a mechanical problem on Paseo de Magallanes.

The drivers were able to alert the National Capital Region Police Office, leading to an entrapment.

FEATURED STORIES

The MMDA maintained that a 2010 resolution set the towing fee at P1,500 to P4,500 for the first 4 km, depending on the type of vehicle, and an additional P200 for every kilometer from the spot where the vehicle is towed to the impounding area. —Dexter Cabalza

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: extortion, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, MMDA, tow truck
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.