Name of taxi: SEBASTIAN MALOU
We rode two taxis that were waiting in line for passengers at NAIA Terminal 3. We simply needed to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2. It was around 4 am, there was no traffic at all. On the way to Terminal 2, the taxi driver answered a phone call. It seemed to be a phone call from the other taxi driver who was driving the rest of my colleagues to Terminal 2. I did not hear what the other person said on the other side of the line but I heard our taxi driver reply “Kung magkano ang presyo mo”. About a minute after that, my colleague from the other taxi texted me to ask how much our driver is charging us for. I said “I don’t know because he is not using the meter, but I did hear him talk to someone on the phone and say ‘Kung magkano ang presyo mo’”. My colleague replied to me and said, “They are charging us 900 pesos!” I replied and asked “900 pesos for both taxis?”. He replied, “No, 900 pesos each!”. After finding out, I took photos of the driver and the plate number on the windows of the cab. I waited for us to reach Terminal 2 before I spoke with our driver to ask how much the fare is. He answered and told me “900 pesos po ma’am”. I told him I need a receipt because every expense of our trip will be reimbursed by our company. He then handed over to me two very old receipts both at the price of 450 pesos. I started to complain and informed him that he beat our bus fare all the way from Baguio which is only 600 pesos and took 4 to 5 hours of travel; while we only sat in his taxi for less then 10 minutes yet he is charging us 900 pesos. I started to take more photos of the driver’s taxi while I was ranting and then told him he can’t do that and I will pay him 200 pesos for both taxis. (Had they used the meters, our fare would not even reach 100 pesos per taxi at all). He then said I should give him 500 pesos for both taxis. He knew I was taking photos and yet he still insisted to charge me a huge amount. I gave in and gave him 500 pesos but I definitely am utterly disgraced by this incident. These kinds of drivers should not be roaming around Manila and do not deserve this kind of job at all.
Over charging, No meter