Richard Cabucos, president of the Metro Cebu Taxi Operators and Drivers Association Inc., this demand was filed last April but there had been no action from LTFRB until now.
Last June 29, the group had raised this matter anew during its consultation with LTFRB chairperson, Ma.
Transportation officials had also promised to create a task force that would go after these taxis, said Cabucos
said LTFRB has apparently been ignoring the group's demands, including the apprehension of taxi units with fake franchises, and putting body markings and numbers only on taxis with franchises-that would make it easy to detect illegal taxis on the road.
"They promised to act on our demands but there has none until now," Cabucos
said noting that there are more than 8,000 taxis roaming around Metro Cebu, over 3,000 of which have fake franchises or none at all. Cabucos
said the group's petition for fare increase would continue considering the series of fuel price hikes that have been hurting the income of taxi operators and drivers.