MANILA, Philippines – Several taxi drivers in Metro Manila are notorious for either overcharging, duping or shortchanging passengers especially those they deemed to be gullible and ignorant; more so, if the customer is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), a tourist or a foreigner who maybe on their first visit to the country.
Many stories have been told about conned passengers; some even robbed of their belongings, or worse, killed when they tried to resist.
Another story was told by a foreigner, a Costa Rican national, about his awful encounter with a crooked taxi driver he hired from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) 2 in Paranaque City to his destination in Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.
He sent his narrative recollection of the bad experience with the driver and a companion who supposedly both tried to cheat him of the taxi fare to the blog site When In Manila where his story was first published.
The Costa Rican national’s name is Pablo and the unfortunate incident allegedly happened on Friday August 22, about 1:30 am.
Here’s his story as published in When In Manila: (Click here to read more)