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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced that they will be implementing the fare increase for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 (LRT-1 and LRT-2) and it be effective January 4, 2015. The new fare will be P 11.00 (base fare) + P 1.00 (per kilometer) formula.
DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya said: "It's a tough decision, but it had to be made. It's been several years since an increase was proposed. We delayed its implementation one last time until after the Christmas season. While 2015 will see increased fares, it will also see marked improvements in our LRT and MRT services."
"We must emphasize that around P10 billion will still go to subsidizing LRT and MRT passengers. But the premise of the user-pays principle is this: if what each rider pays is closer to the actual cost of his or her own trip, the P 2 Billion savings can be used for development projects and relief operations to benefit those who never even get to use the LRT or MRT."
"I'm referring to the vast majority of Filipinos outside of Metro Manila - those in other parts of Luzon, in the Visayas, and in Mindanao, most especially those whose lives have been severely affected by typhoons and calamities. They will be the real beneficiaries of a more equitable distribution of these savings."
There are a lot of reports that crimes in the Philippines involving taxi drivers are rampant there are rapes, robbery, holdup done by taxi drivers. Now, this a rude taxi driver who curse and insults his passenger just because he don't have the exact amount of money to pay his fare. He posted a video on his Facebook page with a warning to other passengers:
"I was late for my Final Exam in Ateneo because of this guy from RED ANGELO taxi. I've been calling the company but no one is answering.
He didn't have change for my 500 so we had to go to the nearest gas station (petron jupiter) to break my 500. In Petron he took his fare and didn't take me back to Ateneo, he left me there.
Kindly share, I want to make sure that the only thing he'll be driving for the rest of his life is a pedicab. I want his license suspended.
Maraming Salamat Po!"
When they chance upon another taxi the driver tried to change the money while insulting the passenger at the same time.
The victim filed his complaint at the Land Transportation and Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTRFB). The taxi was registered as Red Angelo taxi with plate number UVU-627.
MANILA, Philippines - Miguel Maranan, 31 was identified as one of the two men who raped and robbed a 19-year-old student from De La Salle University in Manila. He was arrested infront of his house in Upper Bicutan, Taguig at around 7 a.m. right after he returned his cab to the taxi garage Naning’s car barn.
In an interview, he said that he only molested and robbed the girl but not raped. According to a news report, the girl rode the Hyundai Accent Taxi (license plate UVB-953) outside a bar that is located in in Fort Bonifacio last November 29, 2014. The girl failed to check the front passenger seat where an accomplice, known as Jeff was hiding . She told the Maranan to drive her to a condominium on Taft Avenue but he took the girl to a motel in Las Piñas City, where he and Jeff raped her for 10 hours. Jeff threatened the girl at knifepoint while in the taxi. Maranan and Jeff then took the girl’s cell phone and bag and asked for P6,000.