In a recent report by the broadsheet Manila Bulletin, a new scam has been revealed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently. The new modus targets foreign visitors who are in need of a ride to the hotel or domestic airport for their connecting flight to their preferred local destination. HOW THE SCAM WORKS? Every taxi passenger receives a ‘rate card’ from the transport staff indicating how much the ride costs. The foreign tourist is given the rate card that requires him to pay dollars while the local passenger pays in pesos and at a much lower rate. According

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A post exposing the harassment of an OFW at the hands of the Bureau of Immigration personnel at the NAIA is making the rounds online. In a Facebook post shared 1318 times of Sunday midnight, the older sister of the victim narrated the incident. The post opened, “Guys, there is a new modus at the NAIA Terminal 3 after ‘tanim-bala’ victimizing my OFW brother earlier today.” The post said his OFW brother was told by the Bureau of Immigration at the NAIA that he bears the same name of a killer from Bulacan in an apparent shakedown. Stunned, but not

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A post about a taxi driver blowing his top at his young passengers for saying they should have taken a GrabCar is making the rounds online. In a Facebook post shared more than 4,300 times as of Saturday afternoon, a netizen named Hannah Quiwa shared their scary ordeal with a taxi driver. The post identified the taxi driver as ROLANDO CAMARA, driving the taxi with plate number: AAO 7317 (NCR); the incident happened on the 28th of December 2015. As soon as they got inside the taxicab, the driver demanded an extra fee of P50 pesos on top of the

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has recently announced the invitation to bid for the construction of the Cavite LRT Line 6. The proposed Cavite LRT Line 6 will cost PhP65.09 billion project under the Philippine Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program. The 19-km railway will traverse the traffic-prone Aguinaldo Highway, from Niog in Bacoor to Dasmarinas City for a total of 7 stations. Check the graphics above for details. At no cost to the government, the winning bidder will finance, design, construct, operate and maintain, and procure the rolling stock for the LRT system under a 30-year concession agreement. The

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A video from ANC is doing the rounds online, where Mar Roxas is all praises for Davao City and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for good governance. When the video was taken is not yet known though. But once thing is certain, the Mar Roxas speech occurred before Mayor Duterte changed his mind about running for the Presidency. Davao City has always been known for having a clear set of rules, these rules are steadfastly, reliably and consistently applied. You know exactly what is good citizenship and bad citizenship. Mar Roxas believes the entire country can benefit from the experience of Davao

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Presidential aspirant Mayor Rodrigo Duterte talks to reporters during a press conference in Cebu City to answer questions on certain issues that require his response. When asked about by Tina-Panganiban Perez of GMA News to talk about the scheduled meeting with the Nationalist People’s Coalition, Duterte responded that he has no definite idea about the said meeting. In fact, he said it was the first time he heard of such thing. But he said he heard about the planned conversation. Until now, “No invitation yet from the camp of the NPC, to attend any meeting with them or even somebody

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The NAIA is now once again at the center of a controversy after a netizen lambasted the abusive taxi operators at the NAIA Terminal that charges ridiculous taxi fares within Metro Manila ranging from P1000 pesos to P1800 pesos. The post generated angry reactions from the netizens who read the post and accused the Pnoy government of being indifferent to the Overseas Filipino workers, the usual victims of these abusive taxi operators. One Netizen commented, “The NAIA management aren’t doing anything about this because they get a cut from the taxi companies in our airport.” As of writing the post

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A viral photo of a policeman playing good Samaritan to an old woman has gone viral since it was posted yesterday by a netizen from Basilan. According to Ronda del Basilan, the old woman took the bus in Zamboanga City, hoping to reach Pagadian City with 50 pesos in her wallet. Pagadian is some 268 km away from Zamboanga City. According to my quick research, the bus fare from Zamboanga City to Pagadian City is more or less 370 pesos (aircon bus) and 320 pesos (non-aircon bus). Travel time from Zamboanga City to Pagadian City is 7 hours. However, before

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Beware of Taxi ‪#‎UWB666 started the post to warn the riding public of the danger that awaits them should they make the mistake of hailing this cab driver. A viral video is making the rounds on Facebook wherein the netizen shares her horrifying encounter with a taxi driver very recently. The netizen, Joanna Garcia narrated that she and her friend boarded a taxi in SM North Quezon City. As soon as they got inside, the taxi driver told them the fare is P250.00 which Joanna replied that she prefer to use the meter which she thought they had a deal.

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Manny Pinol, a close confidant of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, enumerated the 10-point agenda of a Duterte Presidency to make food affordable to every Filipino family. The aim is to bring down the cost of food in the country during the Duterte Presidency and will provide as a the blueprint for generations and stop the cycle of hunger in the country. The close-aide of Duterte wrote that the Mayor has observed that the government’s agriculture programs over the years have strayed away from its main task which is to produce food to feed its people. As a longtime student of Philippine

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