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Netizen Raises Awareness, Details Terrible Experience In Riding A Taxi

  • Netizen shares recent taxi mishap, advises public to keep safe
  • Taxi driver takes advantage of a young assistant

We are aware of the new breed of villain that abbreviates LTFRB right? Here’s one more reason why their decision to shut down Uber  was the worst decision ever.

Fake Taxi?

Netizen Drei Tiamzon shared his recent encounter in a Taxi with his workmates. In a lengthy status he posted on his Facebook account, he narrated how a Taxi driver took advantage of his female assistant.

“Around 2am nag-abang kami ng taxi sa SM MOA after [my] dinner meeting with my boss and my assistant. Normally kahit gaano pa kalayo o kalapit ang pupuntahan namin lagi kami nag-gagrab or uber but for some reason, nag-taxi na lang kami,” he started.

Her assistant, Sarah, took the passenger seat and Drei with his boss positioned at the back. Few minutes passed, he noticed the eerie look of the driver, but being drained from the meeting, he shrugged it off.

netizen raises awareness on taxi
This was Sarah when they got off the taxi

Then his boss, Regz, noticed that the driver started to lose focus in driving the cab. They asked the driver what’s happening, but the man kept silent. The ride continued.

“Habang bumabyahe pa kami, me and my boss are busy talking about the plans for tomorrow’s itinerary. Habang papalapit kame ng papalapit sa destination namin bigla na naming napansin na tahimik na si sarah na usually hindi naman, dahil masiyahin siya at maingay,” this is where the climax builds up.

After Sarah’s sudden change of mood, Drei then got a text message from her.

netizen raises awareness on taxi

Not knowing what to do, and confused, he did not do anything yet. But when they arrived at the hotel they checked into, he exploded.

netizen raises awareness on taxi
At the police station

Sarah was quick to excuse herself out, that’s when Drei noticed that what she was saying was true all along. The driver asked for a tip, and that triggered Drei the most.

“Nawala nako sa sarili ko.. so sa galit ko nagsalita na ko ng mga masasakit na bagay kay manong driver na mukhang wala sa katinuan.. sa awa ko narin kay Sarah because thats the very first time na nakita ko sya umiyak ng ganun. Tapos todo tanggi pa si manong at sumasagot pa, tapos habang pababa galit na galit talaga ako tapos nung sinabi ko na I’ll take a video at ire-report siya biglang harurot sya ng taxi nya na muntik pakong madisgrasya para lang makalayo sya, natakot na rin sya dahil nag iskandalo na rin ako at papalapit na ang [hotel marshalls],” he said.

He did not get the chance to take a glimpse of the plate number but the hotel Marshall did. The hotel security then rushed to accommodate them and to investigate further.

“The [hotel marshalls] really did their best to help us. They even escorted us to the police station in Pasay. Unfortunately, we made a report pero mahabang process pa daw ang gagawin. So [we ended] up deciding na bumalik nalang ng hotel at contact nalang the taxi company,” he added.

netizen raises awareness on taxi

He advised everyone to keep safe and be aware of his/her surroundings.

“Mas mag-ingat po tayo at alerto. Lalo sa mga kababaihan maging matapang at matalino, normal lang matakot pero mas paigtingin ang katapangan. Above all, always pray and ask for guidance and protection kay Lord,” he said.

netizen raises awareness on taxi

Female passengers have the higher chances to be obliviously harassed regardless of how careful they can be.  We are still waiting  for Drei’s side of the story as to how it felt to witnessed such event, but until then, let’s all be ready for what atrocities we are yet to face.


Here is the short clip of their time at the police station filing for a complaint.

Written by Denis Santos

A Journalism student who considers nature as his second home. Likes to travel on a budget, and believes tofu and nuggets come hand in hand.

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