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LTFRB Launches “Oplan Isnabero” Against Taxi Drivers Who Snub Passengers

A group of taxi drivers and operators in Cagayan de Oro City is supporting the move of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-Northern Mindanao to intensify the campaign against drivers who snub passengers.

Bernie Jamaca, President of Cagayan de Oro First Taxi Drivers Alliance (Cafitada), said this is a continuing campaign against erring taxi drivers who refuse to pick up passengers especially this holiday season.

The LTFRB-Northern Mindanao has launched this week the strong enforcement of the “Oplan Isnabero” to ensure that taxi commuters are appropriately treated by the drivers.

The regional office has been receiving complaints against apparently selective taxi drivers.

“Some drivers refused due to long distance and the uneven roads,” said Alma Padua, resident of Macanhan, Carmen, in the city.

Jamaca urged passengers who have complaints against erring drivers to report to LTFRB-Northern Mindanao so that appropriate action can be taken by the agency.

Jamaca said erring drivers will be penalized with P5,000 for the first offense, P10,000 for the second offense and P15,000 for the third offense and possible cancellation of franchise and revocation of driver's license.

“The campaign has been existing for a long time and was supported by Cafitada. It was strengthened only now because its Christmas season,” said Jamaca.

“We are calling for our co-drivers to accommodate the passengers well. We also encourage the public to report snobbish drivers,” added Jamaca.

Source: Sunstar Cagayan


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