March 31, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is currently on hunt for the taxi driver, who was caught by his teen passenger of touching himself.
According to 17-year old Maria (not her real name), she and her two classmates boarded the cab in front of their school along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City at around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
While passing along Commonwealth Avenue, Maria, who was seating beside the driver, noticed that the latter was opening his pants and adjusting his belt.
After a couple of minutes, the young lady saw the driver taking out his penis and started stroking it in front of her.
Maria then asked the driver, “what are you doing manong,” and the latter answered with, “ay naiihi lang ako,” and abruptly hid his penis and zipped his pants.
Shocked, the girls immediately asked the driver to stop the vehicle and then paid him before alighting in panic.
Maria identified the vehicle to be a unit of RLC Ubercabs Inc. with plate number AAM 9783 and driven by one “Raul.”
Her mother already went to the LTFRB to file a complaint against the taxi driver.
LTFRB board member Ariel Inton Jr. said “these kind of drivers have no right to drive any public transport.”
“If proven true, the LTFRB will recommend the revocation of the offender’s license,” he noted.
Inton also said if the board finds that the operator failed to “exercise extraordinary diligence in choosing his employees, his franchise is definitely at stake here.”
He added that the driver may also face criminal charges as Maria and her parents plan to file a case of “violence against women and children” against him for the traumatic and emotional pain he had caused to the young lady.