Senate bill pushes taxi passengers’ rights

13 Oct

by Marvin Sy

MANILA – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a measure seeking to protect commuters from abuses committed by taxi drivers.

Santiago filed Senate Bill 1206 pushing for the establishment of a taxi passengers’ bill of rights to penalize abusive taxi drivers and operators.

“There are too many disturbing reports of taxi drivers and operators who take advantage of their passengers, from mere discomfort or discourtesy to robbery and physical harm.

It’s high time this transport sector shapes up,” she said.
Unlike other countries where taking a taxi is considered more of a luxury, this mode of transport is essential for both locals and tourists in the country.

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