The Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) launched ‘Oplan Isnabero’ to prevent taxi drivers from being picky of their passengers. This annual nationwide campaign is in partnership with malls in Metro Manila and will officially start on December 14, 2016.
Oplan Isnabero is a government campaign that aims to penalize taxi drivers who will not:
- give change to passengers (Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01).
- wear identification card (LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2014-020).
- drive safely (LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2011-004).
- help people with disabilities, pregnant women, and senior citizens (LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2014-004).
- ferry passengers (Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01).
- use taxi meters properly (Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01).
As per the campaign’s regulations, taxi operators will be fined P5,000 for the first offense. Succeeding offenses may result to the suspension of franchise or driver's license.
The LTFRB will deploy 31 officers to man standees strategically placed at designated taxi bays in partner malls such as Ayala Malls, SM Supermalls, Robinsons Malls, Landmark department stores, Araneta Center, and Starmall. Commuters can then fill out complaint forms against choosy taxi drivers to help facilitate reports.
In addition, the public may also contact LTFRB through its hotline at 1342, via Twitter @LTFRB, or SMS/Viber at at 0917-550-1342 and 0998-550-1342.