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WATCH: Cab driver gets aggressive with passenger over taxi fare

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:51 PM January 05, 2016

Posted by Joanna A Garcia on Monday, January 4, 2016

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A passenger exposed the rudeness of a taxi driver in Metro Manila who threatened to punch her after she refused to pay an additional fare above the metered-fare.

Joanna Garcia shared on Tuesday a 45-second video on her Facebook account how a taxi driver argued with her to pay an additional fare.

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Garcia said she rode a taxi, with plate number UWB 666, going to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) when the driver asked her to pay P250 but Garcia insisted to use the meter.

“Sabi niya sakin 250 daw sabi ko naman naka metro naman kuya… And so i thought ok n si kuya sa metro…,” Garcia’s post on her Facebook account read.

When they arrived at POEA, Garcia said she handed P200 pesos expecting to get a P40 change since the meter read P140 only.

But the taxi driver started shouting invectives to Garcia, refusing to give back change.

“G*GO ka pala, eh dapat nga 350 tapos sabi m sakin ikaw bahala at metro nalang.. so sabi kuya kaya nga i metro so 140 lang…,” Garcia wrote.

In the video, the taxi driver could be seen shouting at Garcia telling her to get off from the taxi.

Garcia said that when the taxi driver saw her taking a video of him, he hit her, which prompted Garcia to alight from the taxi.

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“Sabi sakin ni kuya sasapakin ako pag di ako bumababa, nung makita nya na vinideo ko sya pinukpuk nya ako.. so bumababa na ako and nagstop ng video..,” she said.

The taxi driver didn’t stop and even ran after her.

“Hinabol nya ako sa baba then mukhang sasapakin so sabi ko hali ka kuya sige subukan mo tapos natakot nalang sya dahil me mga tao and puro lalake nakatingin saknya and tinatawag ako para tawagin ung police… tsaka lang humarurot si kuya…,” she said.

Garcia said the taxi driver might be intoxicated with illegal drugs. She said the taxi driver was ready to kill anyone.

“Una po high si kuya at kung ano ano pinagsasabi, pangalawa sana etong ganitong driver hindi kinukuha… papatay talaga si kuya literal…,” she said.

As of posting, INQUIRER.net is getting comments from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

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