Authorities nabbed 2 taxi drivers over fake meters

admin   •   March 29, 2018   •   6514

The driver of this Easy taxi unit was involved in overcharging a foreign tourist using a fake tariff.

MANILA, Philippines — Personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have arrested the taxi driver who went viral on social media for contracting his Chinese passenger using a fake taxi meter.

MIAA intelligence and investigation division said that it has discovered the modus operandi of the suspect through the video posted by food vlogger Mikey Chen.

The driver allegedly charged Chen P2,300 taxi fare from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 last January 27.

Chen said he was able to bargain the price down to P1,500.

The suspect did not deny the allegations.

“Eh sinubukan ko lang. Isang beses lang ‘yon Sir,” said the suspect.

(I just tried it once.)

 “Pinagbigyan na kayo ng MIAA para kumuha ng mga pasahero doon kasi kulang yung yellow metered. Huwag ninyong abusuhin,” said Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Atty. Aileen Lizada.

(MIAA gave you a chance to pick up passengers at the airport because there is a lack of yellow metered taxis. Don’t abuse it.)

The operator of the taxi was fined P100, 200 while the vehicle will be impounded for three months.

The license of the driver might be canceled or be included in the blacklist of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Meanwhile, a taxi driver was also apprehended for using a tampered taximeter.

Personnel of MIAA discovered the fraud when they inspected the yellow taxi.

The control was hidden under the driver’s seat.

It is a device used to speed up the taximeter.

“This is already fraud. You are employing another device para mas bumilis. You are tampering already with the meter na. ‘Yan ho ay calibrated and sealed para hindi ninyo galawin,” said Lizada.

(This is already fraud. You are employing another device to make it run faster. You are tampering already with the meter. That is calibrated and sealed so that you cannot not tamper with it.)

The yellow metered taxi will be impounded for three months and its operator will have to pay a fine of P120,000. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue

 

LTO-7: new registrations for vehicles sold on or before April 30 released to dealers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Applications for new registration of sold motorcycles and motor vehicles received on or before April 30 have been processes and released to the dealers.

LTO-7 Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec explained that if the dealer submitted the complete documents and processed the payments of the customer’s purchased motorcycle or motor vehicle before April 30, 2021, “then your Original Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt (OR) has been released and already in the dealer’s possession.”

As of May 10, New Registration Unit (NRU) has released a total of 14,409 motorcycles and motor vehicle OR/CR for April; 15,290 for March; 12,773 for February; and 11,369 for January.

Caindec also reminded the public to never accept non-original documents from their dealers.

Meanwhile, Caindec also announced that the regional office has been receiving plate numbers for Central Visayas from its Central Office that were registered since January 2018. AAC

MIAA records P13.9 billion remittance from 2016 to 2019

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has reached a remittance of P13.9 billion in dividends to the National Government from 2016 to 2019.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade lauds the MIAA for its achievement which surpassed its total remittances in the last 20 years.

“MIAA’s performance in four years show consistent good fiscal management. My congratulations to the men and women of the MIAA, with the leadership of GM Ed Monreal, for your sterling numbers. The Filipino people stand to benefit from your good work,” he said.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal reiterated the agency’s commitment to further enhance the financial management as well as improve the infrastructure and operations of NAIA.

“Ultimately, our fiscal performance should resonate in our efforts in making each airport passenger satisfied beyond expectations,” he said. AAC

LTO extends validity of registration for plate numbers ending in 1

Marje Pelayo   •   February 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Motorists with vehicle plate numbers ending in 1 can rest easy for now as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) extended the validity of their registration until February 15.

The LTO said the grace period is enough for motorists to process their renewal of registration until the new deadline to avoid hassles in the future.

Inquiries on the new registration renewal process including the application for motor vehicle inspection service may be sent to LTO’s email address ltocdmpao@lto.gov.ph or through the agency’s Facebook page @ltocdmpao.

The agency can also be reached through hotline number 8822-9064.

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