LTFRB condemns taxi driver overcharging SEVENTEEN’s Joshua Hong

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) strongly condemns the practice of some public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers overcharging commuters.

The LTFRB statement came after SEVENTEEN member Joshua Hong opened up about his travel boo-boos during his unplanned Manila visit to celebrate the Chuseok holiday or Korean Thanksgiving with his mom last September 2022.

In a recent live stream with his fellow SEVENTEEN members, Joshua recalled that a taxi driver that he and his mom hailed from the airport charged them around PHP1,000, which he later found out was three times more than his actual fare.

The 26-year-old K-Pop star clarified, however, that “Manila is not a bad place to travel” and that things could go wrong on unplanned trips.”

LTFRB, for its part, reminded PUV drivers and operators that they could be fined and their certificate of public convenience could be revoked for overcharging passengers.

The agency also encouraged the public to report any untoward incident to its official hotline, social media pages, or e-mail address.

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Released on Saturday, October 8, 2022, here’s LTFRB’s full statement:

“Mariing kinokondena ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ang pang-aabuso ng mga Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers sa labis na paniningil ng pamasahe sa kanilang mga pasahero.

“Kasunod iyan ng naging pahayag ni Joshua Hong, miyembro ng sikat na Korean Pop boy group na Seventeen, nang tanungin sa kanyang naging karanasan pagdating sa bansa para ipagdiwang ang Chuseok holiday o Korean Thanksgiving noong nakaraang buwan.

“Ayon kay Joshua, siningil siya ng mahigit P1,000 ng isang taxi driver, tinatayang tatlong beses na mas mataas sa dapat na singil sa kaniya sa taxi.

“Kailanman ay hindi katanggap-tanggap sa LTFRB ang ganitong panloloko ng mga PUV drivers sa kanilang mga pasahero-lokal man o dayuhan.

“Pinapaalala ng LTFRB sa mga PUV driver at operator na sumunod sa mga alituntunin at polisiya ng ahensya upang mapabuti ang pagseserbisyo sa publiko.

“Ang sinumang mahuhuling lalabag sa mga ito ay papatawan ng karampatang parusang nakapaloob sa Joint Administrative Order 2014, tulad ng pagbabayad ng multa at pagkansela ng kanilang Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC).

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“Hinihikayat naman ng LTFRB ang publiko na ipagbigay-alam sa ahensya ang mga ganitong pangyayari sa pamamagitan ng LTFRB 24/7 hotline 1342, sa Official Facebook Page at Facebook messenger ng ahensya o ‘di kaya’y sa e-mail sa [email protected] upang maaksyunan ang ganitong mga uri ng reklamo. #LTFRB”

Joshua is currently back in Manila for SEVENTEEN’s Be The Sun concert. Their sold-out two-night concert is scheduled on October 8 to 9, 2022, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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This marks the group’s fifth time visiting the country since their first visit in 2016.

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