Taxi driver may lose license for motel caper

first_imgILOILO City – A taxi driver may losehis license if it is proven that he indeed took his passenger – a 16-year-oldgirl – to a motel. Ola, a resident of Barangay Agjawan,Dueñas, Iloilo, vehemently denied the allegation. “Kilalaninnyo muna ang nag-a-apply maging driver,” said Osmeña./PN According to the girl, when the taxiturned right and entered Queens Court she began to panic. When the taxistopped, she hurriedly got out and sought help from the motel security guard. It was unclear as of this writing howthe deletion happened, who did it and why, and on whose order. While the LTO investigation is yet tocommence, Ramos appeared to have made a conclusion already. The taxi driver was arrested in afollow-up police operation. He also urged taxi operators to conductbackground checks on their drivers.center_img Thirty-year-old driver Roderick Ola,however, took her to Queens Court drive-in hotel in Barangay Bolilao,Mandurriao instead, said the girl. According to the girl, she boarded thetaxi at a mall in Mandurriao district on Oct. 11 at around 3:30 p.m. andasked to be taken to nearby Barangay Sambag in Jaro district Land Transportation Franchising andRegulatory Board Region 6 director Richard Osmeña said his office will conducta parallel probe. “Hindisya dapat mag-drive kasi delikado ang kanyang pasahero,” said Ramos. There will be an investigation, saidLand Transportation Office (LTO) Region 6 director Roland Ramos. The security camera of the motel wouldhave further bolstered the girl’s complaint; however, policemen following upthe case were dismayed to discover that portions of it had been deletedalready. last_img

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