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LTFRB condemns overcharging PUV drivers after K-pop idol’s experience in Manila

LTFRB condemns overcharging PUV drivers after K-pop idol’s experience in Manila

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SEVENTEEN's Joshua Hong recalled being charged three times the correct fare by a taxi driver in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Saturday, October 8, has warned Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers of overcharging their passengers. 

LTFRB’s statement comes after Joshua Hong of K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN shared that had fallen victim to being overcharged by a taxi driver in his recent visit to Manila in September. In a Weverse live with his fellow members, the K-pop idol recalled that he found out that he was charged P1,000 for the ride, which he later found was three times more than what he should have paid. Joshua’s experience in Manila quickly circulated online.

“Kailanman ay hindi katanggap-tanggap sa LTFRB ang ganitong panloloko ng mga PUV drivers sa kanilang mga pasahero – lokal man o dayuhan,” the agency said. (This kind of fraud practiced by PUV drivers on their passengers, whether local or foreigners, is not tolerated by the LTFRB.) 

They also reminded the drivers and operators to comply with the agency’s guidelines, and that those caught overcharging passengers can be fined and have their certificate of public convenience (CPC) revoked. – Rappler.com 

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