A while back I was complaining about unscrupulous taxi drivers in the Davao Airport who would charge you an exorbitantly high fixed rate once you got in their cab. Then they were also in cahoots with the other taxi drivers there so that everybody was charging the same thing. Well that is a thing of the past already.
I just arrived in Davao from a Manila flight and as I headed to the taxi area a very friendly TMC cop clad in their green uniform politely asked me if I was looking for a cab. I said yes and he then gave me a slip of paper and directed me to where the cab’s were neatly lined up. It was a complaint form against taxi drivers addressed to the Mayor’s Office with a number to call.
Another fine example of how Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cares so much for his constituents well being. I remember one time when he invited an erring taxi driver to his office and gave him a severe dressing down after a pregnant woman complained that he didn’t want to bring her to her destination because of the distance and the rain.
So for complaints against erring taxi drivers (meaning those who don’t want to run their meter or don’t want to take you on as a passenger) call:
Office of the Mayor (Hon. Rodrigo R. Duterte) : (082) 224-5878, 0918-9368054, 0919-4165815
Be sure to take down the name of the driver (if you can) the plate no, type of vehicle, the name of the taxi company (on the side of the doors) and the date and time that it occurred.
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